Annual Ethics Lecture

Darlene Fozard Weaver, Ph.D.

"Goodness and Holiness: On Spirituality and Ethics"

4:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Driscoll Hall 132

Please join us in welcoming Darlene Fozard Weaver to Villanova for the fall 2013 Ethics Lecture. Dr. Fozard Weaver currently leads Duquesne University's new Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. An ecumenically trained moral theologian, she specializes in moral anthropology and ethical theory.

Dr. Fozard Weaver is the author of Self Love and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and The Acting Person and Christian Moral Life (Georgetown University Press, 2011). She is editor of and contributor to The Ethics of Embryo Adoption and the Catholic Tradition (Springer/Kluwer, co-edited with Sarah-Vaughan Brakman).

Weaver has published essays in scholarly journals and in a number of edited collections, including the Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics, as well as journals of opinion such as Commonweal. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Religious Ethics and Conversations in Religion and Theology. Her work has been supported by the Louisville Institute, the Center of Theological Inquiry, and the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.

A recording of her lecture can be found here.

Past Lecturers

William F. May (2012)

"The Bearing of Religion on Fears and Appetites in American Politics"

William F. May is a senior fellow at the Institute of Practical Ethics and Public Life at the University of Virginia and Cary M. Maguire Professor of Ethics Emeritus, Southern Methodist University.

He received his Ph.D. from Yale and taught for many years at Southern Methodist University, where he was the founding director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. A former president of theAmerican Academy of Religion and the Society of Christian Ethics, he has written several books on medical and political ethics.


Here are some of our past and upcoming events. Visit this section often to keep up-to-date on all of the exciting things happening in the program.

Annual Ethics Lecture

Ethics for Lunch Schedule

Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium

Annual Praxis Award in Professional Ethics

Learn more about the Catherine of Siena Ethics Teaching Fellowship

Returning Soldiers' Project