Hear Notre Dame expert speak on conscience

2014-04-22T00:00:00Z Hear Notre Dame expert speak on conscience nwitimes.com
April 22, 2014 12:00 am

Conscience is much in the news nowadays, as many religious organizations and businesses claim they cannot cooperate with new federal requirements to distribute drugs that may cause abortions.

But what is conscience? Where does it come from? And how seriously should we take it? These questions will be addressed by Gerry Bradley, a renowned Notre Dame law professor, at 1:15 p.m. May 4 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Valparaiso. All faiths are welcome. A light lunch will be provided.

Bradley has written, “Conscience is the human capacity by which each person judges what he or she truly ought to do. But how much respect for conscience can we expect in a society which increasingly denies that there can be a truth about what anyone should do?”

Has conscience become just a personal preference that must give way to government goals? Is there any way to bring back respect for everyone’s conscience? Let’s hear what Bradley has to say on May 4.

- Pat Tuttle, Valparaiso

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