Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching

Chapter 5: What Is Natural Law? (Fr. Robert Barron)


What Is Natural Law? (#AskFrBarron)

Film Focus Point: This brief monologue by Fr. Robert Barron explains the relationship between eternal law, the natural law, and human/positive law.

Text Focus Point: Pages 155

Discussion Questions:

  1. How does Fr. Barron define the natural law?
  2. What does Fr. Barron mean when he says, “therefore we can mount in the public forum an argument of morality which is not sectarian, but is meant to appeal to anyone’s common moral sensibility?” Why is this an important point in regards to the promotion of Catholic social teaching? 

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