Featured Collections

In Memoriam: Stratford Caldecott (1953-2014)

Created on September 8, 2014

On 17 July 2014, our beloved friend Stratford Caldecott died after a long battle with cancer. A long time contributor and member of Communio's editorial board, Stratford also co-founded the journal Second Spring and authored several books, including Beauty for Truth's Sake. In his memory, we feature here all of his articles published in Communio.

Why We Need

Created on April 2, 2013

The editors of Communio are pleased to announce the inauguration of a new series entitled Why We Need . . .

Brain Death

Created on April 1, 2013

In recent years the question of whether the cessation of brain activity is sufficient to determine the death of the human person has provoked sharp debate among Catholic moral philosophers and scientists. The editors of Communio hope to advance the discussion with the following collection of articles.

Critiques of Altered Nuclear Transfer (ANT) and Oocyte Assisted Reprogramming (OAR)

Created on April 1, 2013

In December 2004, Dr. William Hurlbut presented the President's Council for Bioethics with a proposal for Altered Nuclear Transfer (ANT). The proposal, which claimed to offer a technique for producing pluripotent stem cells without creating, and then destroying, an embryo in the process, is outlined in the President's Council for Bioethics' White Paper. Communio has published a series of philosophical, moral, and biological critiques of the ANT proposal.

The Notion of Person in Theology

Created on April 1, 2013

The notion of "person" is of perennial interest for Communio editors and readers. Here you'll find in chronological order some of our most frequently requested articles dealing with the history and meaning of the concept of person.