Bradley Lewis , associate professor, philosophy, was quoted in a National Catholic Register story on the bishops' response to the senate torture report. See below.

U.S. Bishops Back Release of Senate Torture Report

From: National Catholic Register Date: Dec. 11, 2014 Author: Joan Frawley Desmond


Bradley Lewis, an associate professor of philosophy at The Catholic University of America, underscored the Church's clear teaching on torture. But he also expressed regret that the report had not received bipartisan input, and that problem, he noted, had weakened its authority and distracted many leaders and citizens from dealing with the morality of torture.

Lewis also expressed frustration that the report focused "almost entirely on the issue of the success or failure of the tactics and largely avoids the moral character of the tactics themselves.

"If torture is wrong in its object and thus an intrinsically evil act,..then it doesn't matter whether it works or not,"he told the Register.


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