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The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Religion Law

1988

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The New Reproductive Technologies And The Law: A Roman Catholic Perspective, William J. Wagner Jan 1988

The New Reproductive Technologies And The Law: A Roman Catholic Perspective, William J. Wagner

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In the next several years, the new reproductive technologies will, for better or worse, affect the civil law governing society's most basic relationships and the rights and duties that accompany them. As lawmakers deliberate over the social choices required by technological developments in human reproduction, the soundness of their decisions will depend on their understanding of the good that is at risk, and on their commitment to the law's role in defending it. In view of the fundamental nature of the societal relationships implicated, who will deny that much currently depends on the quality of lawmakers' decisions?

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Pedophilia: The Legal Predicament Of Clergy, Raymond C. O'Brien Jan 1988

Pedophilia: The Legal Predicament Of Clergy, Raymond C. O'Brien

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This Article identifies the present posture of child abuse and admits that the incidence of child sexual abuse among members of the clergy is documental. Indeed, incidents of child abuse seem to be more common each day throughout all segments of the population. This has affected public trust and the public has responded by revoking such traditional clerical prerogatives as the priest-penitent privilege, developing a theory of abuse in gestation, and demanding better treatment for offenders through therapy.

The precise scope of this Article is to offer recommendations concerning the legal, medical and social predicament of pedophilia regarding issues that ...