Charles E. Curran is the Scurlock University Professor of Human Values at Southern Methodist University. His latest book is Sixty Years of Moral Theology (Paulist Press).

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Charles Curran remembers Hans Küng

Appreciation: I am grateful for the pastoral ministry he showed me in a time of need, when I was in a controversial position in the eyes of the Vatican, just has he had been.

Charles Curran lays foundation for social justice action

Catholic moral theology has a significant role to play in working for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation on the local, national, and global levels. This role today involves more than just determining what acts are right and what acts are wrong. 

'Humanae Vitae' and the sensus fidelium

Humanae Vitae at 50: The present situation rests on a significant difference between the official hierarchical teaching and the position of Catholics. The total church should be primarily concerned about moral truth, but the contemporary situation prescinds from this important issue of moral truth.


Canonization is right for Óscar Romero, a true Christian martyr

Commentary: Martyrdom was once a very restricted idea, but today we recognize that Christian faith must influence all we do — and Archbishop Romero exemplified that.