LMU ethics professor appointed consultant to U.S. bishops

Professor Christopher Kaczor named as one of four doctrinal consultants to the USCCB's doctrine committee

Christopher Kaczor will serve as a doctrinal consultant to the USCCB. (photo from Bellarmine News)

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has appointed philosophy professor Christopher Kaczor as a doctrinal consultant to its Doctrine Committee. Kaczor will be one of four doctrinal consultants who advise the U.S. Catholic bishops as they shape church policy and teaching. Kaczor will serve as the committee’s primary consultant on ethics.

Kaczor is a philosophy professor with expertise in Catholic ethics and bioethics. He also directs LMU’s ethics program, and is the author of 12 books, most recently “Life Issues, Medical Choices: Questions and Answers for Catholics” (Servant Books, 2016) and “The Gospel of  Happiness: Rediscover Your Faith Through Spiritual Practice and Positive Psychology” (Image, 2015). 

“This appointment is an honor for Loyola Marymount University and for the College,” said Robbin D. Crabtree, dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. “It is a testament to Professor Kaczor’s record of scholarly accomplishments, his stature as an ethicist, and his commitments as a Catholic public intellectual.”

Full story at Bellarmine News.

For further reading on Christopher Kaczor, please see previous CalCatholic articles:

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  1. helen wheels says:

    part of a very elite group
    one of the very few true Good Guys @ LMU

  2. Why do I have the feeling since this is a liberal ‘Catholic’ school, this professor is of the same ilk!

    Hope I’m wrong!

  3. Jim Hanink says:

    Prof. Kaczor is neither left nor right…he’s “just” Catholic!

    • Steve Seitz says:

      Jim,
      Not being beholden to either the left or the right is the best type [unless he’s merely a squishy moderate]. The reason: He’s not a slave to his passions and is totally free to have authentic Catholic views.

  4. My God…there is a professor at LMU who is not a crack pot? Simply amazing! By the many posts regarding LMU on this website, I thought LMU was the devil’s playground.

    • anonymous Anselm says:

      Everyone who is a critic has a solid basis for their skepticism, Dr. Kaczor being the exception who proves the rule. Fr. Charles Casazza,SJ, Fr. John Clark, SJ, and Fr Tom McCormick, SJ, are spinning in their grave at the heist of another Catholic jewel of an institution.

      • Steve Seitz says:

        Anonymous Anselm,
        When you referred to Fr. Tom MacCormick, did you actually mean Fr. John McCormick, SJ?

  5. Last year CC featured Kaczor warning that LMU might lose its Catholic identy within a generation if things keep slip sliding. At the time, less than a quarter of its faculty were Catholic.
    http://cal-catholic.com/lmu-professor-predicts-school-will-lose-its-catholic-identity-within-a-generation/

    The Catholic Identity thing at LMU sailed long ago. Kaczor simply missed the boat.

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