Over the past three years, although I have been posting some things online, my primary assignment has been writing a doctoral thesis in moral theology. I started on genetic privacy, but ended with, “A Catholic Theological Analysis of the Right […]Read more
Does Genetic Genealogy Eliminate All Anonymity?
A recent WSJ article spoke about how genetic genealogy is removing a lot of anonymity. It notes the need for regulation in this field. I agree and want to provide some reasoning for this. Before going over the article, I […]Read more
Privacy & Social Media on the Ethics and Culture Cast
Back in November, I was at the de Nicola Center’s annual Fall Conference at Nore Dame. I presented on human dignity and privacy focusing on the social encyclicals, Alan Westin, and John Paul II. Ken Hallenius, one of the people working […]Read more
Why Can Verizon Compromise Your Privacy Without Consent?
Privacy is a moral issue. Verizon seems to be doing something that lacks respect for this moral issue. There are times we might exchange some lack of privacy for some other good. Like we exchange Google tracking for having a […]Read more
Electronic Privacy and Fidelity
I wrote a long piece about privacy in response to the Burril Case on Patheos. After The Pillar’s expose on Msgr. Burrill using Grindr, there have been a whole bunch of people claiming this was a breach of privacy. As a […]Read more
“Distractions” and Priestly Fidelity
One line in the USCCB statement on Msgr. Burril’s resignation made me wonder, so I wrote something. One line from the USCCB’s statement on Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill’s resignation has bothered me: they state he is resigning “in order to avoid becoming a […]Read more