Pope John Paul II's Evangelium Vitae and the 'Horizon of the Good'

Journal of Christian Legal Thought, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 2011

CUA Columbus School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-9

4 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2011  

Lucia Ann Silecchia

Catholic University of America (CUA) - Columbus School of Law

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This essay, for the inaugural issue of the Journal of Christian Legal Thought, invites readers to consider the lessons of Pope John Paul II’s “Evangelium Vitae” for modern lawyers. The essay argues that Pope John Paul’s well known encyclical is both a strong, eloquent defense of vulnerable human life, as well as a call to all those involved in the law to consider the demands of law, conscience, and morality in the public and private spheres.

Suggested Citation

Silecchia, Lucia Ann, Pope John Paul II's Evangelium Vitae and the 'Horizon of the Good' (2011). Journal of Christian Legal Thought, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 2011; CUA Columbus School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-9. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1885728

Lucia Ann Silecchia (Contact Author)

Catholic University of America (CUA) - Columbus School of Law ( email )

3600 John McCormack Rd., NE
Washington, DC 20064
United States
(202) 319-5560 (Phone)
(202) 319-4459 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://law.cua.edu/fac_staff/SilecchiaL/

Paper statistics

Downloads
75
Rank
259,668
Abstract Views
651