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Can the Relationship between Fact and Moral Norm, as indicated in Humanae Vitae be Further Explained?

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Magisterial Documents

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CURRAN, C. E. "Natural Law and Contemporary Moral Theology." Pages 151-175.

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CURRAN, C. E.  Contemporary Problems in Moral Theology.  Notre Dame, Ind.: Fides Publishers, Inc., 1970.

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FUCHS, Josef.  Christian Ethics in a Secular Arena.  Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1984.

FUCHS, Josef.  Personal Responsibility and Christian Morality.  Translated by W. Cleves and others.  Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, first published 1983.  The two following essays are cited.
"Conciliar Orientations for a Christian Morality." Pages 32-49.
"The Absoluteness of Behavioral Moral Norms." Pages 115-152.

GILSON, Etienne.  The Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas.  Translated by E. Bullough.  Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd., 1929.

GRISEZ, Germaine.  Contraception and the Natural Law.  Milwaukee, 1964.

GRISEZ G. and SHAW, R.  Fulfillment in Christ: A Summary of Christian Moral Principles.  London/Notre Dame: University Of Notre Dame Press, 1991.

HARING, Bernard.  What does Christ want?.  Translated by A. Wimmer.  London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1968.

Faith and Morality in a Secular Age.  Slough: St. Paul Publications 1973.

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KOSNIK, Anthony, Chairperson, William CARROLL, Agnes CUNNINGHAM, Ronald MODRAS, James SCHULTE.  Human Sexuality: New Directions in American Catholic Thought: A Study Commissioned by the Catholic Theological Society of America.  New York: Paulist Press, 1977.

LAWLER, R., BOYLE, J., and MAY, W.  Catholic Sexual Ethics: A Summary, Explanation, and Defense.  Huntingdon, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor Inc., second edition 1998.

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PIEPER, Josef.  Guide to Thomas Aquinas.  Translated from the German by R. and C. Winston.  San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1993.

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RATZINGER, J.  In the Beginning.  Translated by B. Ramsey OP.  Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1990.

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CRAWFORD, David S.  "Humanae Vitae and the Perfection of Love."  Communio: International Catholic Review 25 (Fall 1998): 414-438.

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GRISEZ, G.  "Natural Law and Natural Inclinations: Some Comments and Clarifications,"  New Scholasticism, 61, (Summer 1987): 307-320.

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CONRAD, Richard.  "Is one human person, or a community such as the family, the better image or model of the Holy Trinity?"  Diss.  Pontifical University of St. Thomas, Rome, May 1997.

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Father of the Church

AUGUSTINE, Saint.  Confessions (Chapters XI - XIII).  From: Great Books of the Western World.  R. M. Hutchins (ed.).  London: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1952.

Books (collections of articles are classed as books)

ANDERSON, James F.  An Introduction to the Metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas.  Texts Selected and Translated by J. F. Anderson.  South Bend, Indiana: Regnery/Gateway, Inc., 1953.

ANSCOMBE, G. E. M.  Ethics, Religion and Politics.  A collection of essays (Vol. 3).  Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1981.

FLEEGE, U. H.  "Attitudes."  New Catholic Encyclopedia (1967) 1: 1031.

FUCHS, Josef.  Natural Law: A Theological Investigation.  Translated by Helmut Reckter SJ and John A. Dowling.  Dublin: Gill and Son, 1965.

GILSON, Etienne.  History of Christian Philosphy in the Middle Ages.  London: Sheed and Ward, new edition, 1980.

GRISEZ, G.  "Good, The Supreme."  New Catholic Encyclopedia (1981) 6: 620-621.

GRISEZ, G. G.  "Man, Natural End of."  New Catholic Encyclopedia (1967) 9: 132-138.

GUINDON, Andre.  The Sexual Creators: An Ethical Proposal for Concerned Christians.  Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1986.

HARING, Bernard.  Bernard Haring Replies: Answers to 50 Moral and Religious Questions.  Translated by the Society of St. Paul, 1967.  London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1967.

The Law of Christ: Vol. 1: General Moral Theology.  Translated by E. G. Kaiser CPPS.  Cork: The Mercier Press, 1961.

The Law of Christ: Vol. III: Special Moral Theology: Man's Assent to the All-embracing Majesty of God's Love.  Translated by E. G. Kaiser CPPS.  Cork: The Mercier Press, 1967.

HARRINGTON, Wilfrid.  In the Beginning God ...  Manchester: Koinonia Press, 1976.

HIGGINS, T. J.  "Morality."  New Catholic Encyclopedia (1967) 9: 1129-1131.

HILDEBRAND, Dietrich von.  Trojan Horse in the City of God.  London: Sands and Co. (Publishers) Ltd., Copyright 1967, first paperback edition 1969.

KEANE, Philip S.  Sexual Morality: A Catholic Perspective.  Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 2nd edition, 1980.

KENNY, Anthony.  Aquinas.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980.

KLUEG, F. E.  "Sin, Cooperation In."  New Catholic Encyclopedia (1967) 13: 245-246.

MAHONEY, John.  The Making of Moral Theology: A Study of the Roman Catholic Tradition.  Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987.

MARTIN, Christopher (ed).  The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas: Introductory Readings.  London: Routledge, 1988.

McGUINNESS, B. F.  "Moore, George Edward."  New Catholic Encyclopedia (1981) 9: 1105-1106.

McGUINNESS, I.  "Sin (Theology of)."  New Catholic Encyclopedia (1967) 13: 241-245.

MOORE, Gareth.  The Body in Context: Sex and Catholicism.  London: SCM Press Ltd., 1992.

MOORE, G. E.  Principia Ethica.  Edited with introduction by Thomas Baldwin.  Cambridge: University Press, reprinted 1996.

New Catholic Encyclopedia.  USA: Jack Heraty and Associated, Inc.,  Palatine III, reprinted 1981.  The articles are cited under their author's name.

New Catholic Encyclopedia.  New York: McGraw Hill, 1967.  The articles are cited under their author's name.

OESTERLE, J. A.  "Human Act."  New Catholic Encyclopedia (1967) 7: 206-209.

O'DONNELL, Robert A.  Hooked on Philosophy: St. Thomas Aquinas Made Easy.  New York: Alba House, reprinted 1999.

PROVAN, Charles D.  The Bible and Birth Control.  Monongahela, Pennsylvania 15063, USA: Zimmer Printing, 1989.

SALMON, E. G.  "Good."  New Catholic Encyclopedia (1981) 6: 614-617.

SMITH, Janet E.  Why Humanae Vitae was Right: A Reader.  San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1993.

VAWTER, Bruce.  On Genesis: A New Reading.  London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1977.

WESTERMANN, Claus.  Creation.  Translated by J. J. Scullion SJ. London: SPCK, 1974.


ANSCOMBE, G. E. M.  "Aquinas Lecture: Truth: Anselm or Thomas?"  New Blackfriars Vol. 66, No. 776 (February 1985): 82-98.

DONCEEL, J. F.  "Immediate Animation and Delayed Hominization."  Theological Studies Vol. 31 (1970): 76-105.

FINNIS, John.  "Aquinas Lecture: Practical Reasoning, Human Goods and the End of Man."  New Blackfriars Vol. 66, No. 784 (October 1985): 438-451.

FISHER, Anthony.  "Does the Church's Teaching on Sex Make Sense?"  Priests and People, August-September 1993, pp. 317-322.

GUITTON, Jean.  'The Encyclical "Humanae Vitae" and the structure of human life.'  L'Osservatore Romano November 28, 1968, p. 6.

McCARTHY, David M.  "Procreation, the Development of Peoples, and the Final Destiny of Humanity."  Communio: International Catholic Review 26 (Winter 1999): 698-721.

PICKSTOCK, Catherine.  "Aquinas Lecture: Imitating God: The Truth of Things According to Thomas Aquinas."  New Blackfriars Vol. 81, No. 953/954 (July/August 2000): 308-326.

SCOLA, Angelo.  "The Nuptial Mystery at the Heart of the Church."  Translated by P. Milligan, W. Schmitt, and D. L. Schindler, Jr.  Communio: International Catholic Review 25 (Winter 1998): 630-662.

THOMPSON, Thomas and Dorothy.  "Some Legal Problems in the Book of Ruth."  Vetus Testamentum 18 (1968): 79-99.


Blackie's Compact Etymological Dictionary.  Prepared by R. J. Cunliffe and revised by R. F. Patterson, new edition.  London and Glasgow: Blackie and Son Limited (no date).

FAREY, Caroline.  "What is the Significance of the Anthropological Position of the Catechism of the Catholic Church."  Diss.  Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, 2000.

WEST, Christopher.  "Naked Without Shame: Sex and the Christian Mystery: Reflections on Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body with Christopher West, MTS."  7 Tapes and a Study Guide.  The Gift Foundation: P. O. Box 95, Carpentersville, IL 60110.

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