War & Capital Punishment

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Faith Seeks Understanding: The Gift of Life, 5 of 6

Father Dan continues a series of classes on life issues (pressed upon us by new technologies) by considering when and how one person may take another’s life. What about self-defense? When can political authority inflict punishment, and should that include the death penalty? What are the conditions of just war? When is armed resistance against a government permissible?

International Community, War & Peace, and Ecclesial Action

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Faith Seeks Understanding: The Church’s Social Teaching, 6 of 6

Father Dan concludes a series of classes on the Church’s Social Teaching by looking at international institutions and national sovereignty; conditions of just war and their application today; terrorism; and how the lay faithful can act upon all social teaching.