In this short video Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi briefly discusses the sources of morality and the Splendor of Truth.
The term “sources of morality” refers to a traditional doctrine of the Catholic faith according to which there are three elements from which we can evaluate the morality of human acts: the object, the circumstances and the end.
This doctrine is set out in the Catechism of the Catholic Church
in one of the first articles of the moral part, “Life in Christ
,” (points 1749-1761) where it emerges the key concern to clarify that there are intrinsically evil acts: namely, acts that are objectively evil because of their object and which cannot become good based on the circumstances or the end for which they are done.
After the Catechism, the defense in the Catholic doctrine of the existence of intrinsically evil acts is entrusted to the encyclical letter of St. John Paul II “Veritatis Splendor
” (The Splendor of Truth
): a document that all Catholics should read and meditate at least once in their life.
Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of moral philosophy, natural law theory, and Thomistic philosophy. He is Founder and President of the Thomas International Project, President of the Thomas International Association in Italy, and Director of the Thomas International Center in Raleigh, NC.