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In a recent commentary, Mr. John DeJak makes a clarion call to moor applied law to natural law via metaphysics. A clarion call it should be since applied constitutional law has in my view never been tethered to the natural law except by the narrowest of strands. In fact, the words “natural law” have notContinue Reading
(Ed. note. In our second installment of “teasers” for Professor Rice’s forthcoming book, Right or Wrong? from St. Augustine’s Press, we thought his thumbnail sketch on Catholic Social Teaching would be in order. It is timely as it comes on the heels of The Distributist Review‘s publication of John DeJak’s article on Arthur Hippler’s book CitizensContinue Reading
THE NATURAL LAW Charles E. Rice Professor Emeritus, Notre Dame Law School Address, Canon Law Conference Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe LaCrosse, Wisconsin August 9, 2011 What is the natural law and why do we need it? The “September Pope,” John Paul I, at his general audience on September 6, 1978, gave us aContinue Reading