M. Therese Lysaught is a professor at the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago. She also is a corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

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Reclaiming the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition from the culture wars

Commentary: Pope Francis has called for a better kind of politics. That must start with the church. There can be no room for anyone who identifies as a "warrior," who profanes Christian witness by using the tactics of war.


Catholics seeking 'religious' exemptions to vaccines must follow true church teaching on conscience

Pope Francis, the Holy See and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops say all the COVID-19 vaccines are morally acceptable. But some Catholics wrongly support "religious" exemptions on the basis of Catholic teaching on the primacy of conscience.


All vaccines are morally acceptable, says member of Pontifical Academy for Life

Commentary: Statements about the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine have come out urging Catholics to privilege a theoretical moral purity over the value of their own lives, the lives of others and the common good. Why?