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Torture and Catholic Teaching

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Simcha Fisher writes about the CIA’s use of torture after 9/11. The Catholic Church teaches the torture is “intrisically evil” and “cannot be justified under any circumstances.” Fisher writes, “One may not do evil so that good may result from it.” Read her piece in The National Catholic Register here: If It Saves One American Life. More on what the Church teaches about torture here: US Bishops Back Release of Torture Report. Photos of Catholics protesting torture after the jump:

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The Way to Produce a Person

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working on wall street David Brooks writes in The New York Times about a young man’s decision to work on Wall Street so that he can give lots of money away. Brooks warns against seeing one’s life in utilitarian or consequentialist terms. He writes, “Instead of seeing yourself as one person deeply embedded in a particular community, you may end up coolly looking across humanity as a detached god.” Read it here: The Way to Produce a Person

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