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"It is through conscience that human beings see and recognize the demands of the divine law. They are bound to follow their conscience faithfully in everything they do."
VATICAN II
Religious Liberty, no 2.


Overview of Online Readings

Albert the Great, Excerpts from his writings.

Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica I-II, qu. 90, 94.

Thomas Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles III 122.

Anonymous (1184), Reverentia Sacrorum Canonum.

Caesarius of Arles, Sermons.

Philip the Chancellor, Summa de Bono.

Charles Curran, Dissent In and For the Church: Theologians and "Humanae Vitae", published by Sheed & Ward, New York, 1969, pp 156-172.

Charles Curran, Conscience and the Magisterium from The Moral Theology of Pope John Paul II, published by Georgetown University Press, Washington D.C. 2005.

Michael B. Crowe, Human Nature-Immutable or Mutable from The Irish Theological Quarterly, September, 1963, vol. 30, no3 pp.204-231., published by St Patrick's College (Maynooth, Ireland).

Pope Gregory IX, The Decretals.

Adrian Hastings, Natural Law, from Oxford Companion to Christian Thought, Oxford University Press 2000.

Bernard Haring C.SS.R. Natural Moral Law and Natural Rights, from The Law of Christ, The Mercier Press, 1961, Cork. Ireland. pp 238-250.

Gerald Hughes, Natural Law, from Christian Ethics, An Introduction, Edited by Bernard Hoose, Cassel, 1998

Huguccio, Summa Decretorum.

Michael G Lawler and Todd A Salzman, Experience and Moral Theology: Reflections on Humanae Vitae Forty Years Later, INTAMS Review 14 (2008) 156-169.

John Macquarrie, Christianity and Ethics, Principles of Christian Theology. Revised edition, SCM Press. London, 1966. pp.503-512.

Jack Mahoney, The Impact of Humanae Vitae, in The Making of Moral Theology, A Study of the Roman Catholic Tradition, Clarendon Press, Oxford 1989.

Herbert McCabe, Manuals and rule books, in Veritas Splendor in focus, The Tablet, 18th Dec 1993

John Noonan, Contraception A History of its Treatment by the Catholic Theologians and Canonists Havard University Press, 1986

Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae.

Thomas Pazhayampallil, Christian Life and Sexuality, Pastoral Guide. Moral-Canonical-Liturgical, According to the new code of Canon Law,Vol. Two, KJC Publications. Bangalore. India, pp.724-743.

Jean Porter, Some Specific Issues, Natural and Divine Law, Reclaiming the Tradition for Christian Ethics , Novalis, Saint Paul University Series in Ethics. Ottawa 1999, pp. 224-234.

Columba Ryan, St Thomas and the Natural Law, Letter to the TABLET 27 March 1965, pp. 22-23.

Columba Ryan, The Traditional Concept of Natural Law, In Illud Evans (ed.), Light on Natural Law, Burns and Oates, London 1965, p. 13 - 37.

Todd A Salzman and Michael G Lawler, Experience and Moral Theology: Reflections on Humanae Vitae Forty Years Later, INTAMS Review 14 (2008) 156-169.

Fulton Sheen, On Contraception, The Catholic Hour.

Joseph A. Selling, Looking Toward the End: Revisiting Aquinas' Teleological Ethics,The Heythrop Journal LI, 2010, pp.388-400.

Joseph A. Selling, The Methodological Anomaly of Catholic Sexual Ethics, Personal Notes of 2013

Francisco Suarez, Is the natural law truly a preceptive divine law?, De Legibus, book 2, chap. 6.

Pauline Westerman, Finnis's Natural Law without Nature The Disintegration of Natural Law Theory: Aquinas to Finnis, Brill of Leiden , New York 1998,pp.231-258.

Pauline Westerman, Aquinas's Variation on a Divine Theme The Disintegration of Natural Law Theory: Aquinas to Finnis, Brill of Leiden , New York 1998, pp.1-47

John Wijngaards, The Problem with Natural Law, Amrutha, Author House 2011, epilogue.