Is it true that situations determine ethics, or are there some acts that are evil no matter when or where they are committed? Norbertine Father Sebastian Walshe takes caller questions on what is true and what is false in situational ethics.
- 13:14 - If the Nazis are coming to the door and you’re hiding people there, is it okay to lie to them regarding the people you are protecting?
- 17:57 - My parents are intrusive regarding my marriage. In order to protect my privacy, is it okay to lie to them?
- 23:29 - How do you explain that God holds people that “don’t know” to lesser judgement?
- 37:40 - In Nazi Germany, would it have been morally wrong to assassinate Hitler?
- 43:40 - What is the best resource regarding situational ethics for 10-13 year olds?
- 47:30 - Is there a difference between objective sin and the amount of guilt associated with the sin depending on the person’s situation?
- 51:51 - My nephew bought a house and is living with his girlfriend. How can I handle family gatherings with them? Right now, nobody says anything because “everyone” is doing it.