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Melissa Moschella

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Catholic University of America

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Catholic University of America

620 Michigan Avenue NE LCI #106

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia,20064

United States

Company Description

The Catholic University of America, founded in 1887 by the U.S. Catholic bishops with the support of Pope Leo XIII, is the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States. Established as a graduate research center, the University began offering... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Postdoctoral Research Associate At James Madison Program

Princeton University


Lecturer In Philosophy

Manhattanville College


Affiliations

University Faculty for Life

Board Member


Notre Dame

Fellow


University of Notre Dame

Visiting Research Professor, Myser Fellow At the Center for Ethics and Culture


The Becket Fund

Fellow


Education

B.A.

Social Studies

Harvard University


M.A.

Politics

Princeton University


Master

Philosophy

Pontifical University of the Holy Cross


PhD

Politics

Princeton University


Web References(46 Total References)


Angelicum Academy Homepage - Angelicum vs. Common Core

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Melissa Moschella
Assistant Professor of Philosophy Catholic University of America


A Tale of Two UN Side Events - United Families International

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The four panelists included Jason Carroll, Ph.D, of Brigham Young University, and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, Melissa Moschella, Ph.D, of the Catholic University of America, Nandi Bengu of the Women's Federation for World Peace, and Timothy Rarick, Ph.D, of Brigham Young University-Idaho.
Dr. Moschella's presentation affirmed that parental rights do empower women, and that parenting is a large part of life for many women. She stated, "Parents have the primary right and responsibility to make decisions for their children, and the State only has an indirect authority over children, and should facilitate parents."


The B.C. Catholic Paper - What Pope Francis actually said about contraception

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However, Dr. Melissa Moschella, a philosophy professor at The Catholic University of America, suggested that this may not be the case.
When talking about avoiding pregnancy in connection with the Zika virus, the Pope may not necessarily have been implying artificial contraceptive use, but may have been referencing Natural Family Planning, she said. Normally, if a married couple faces a serious reason to avoid pregnancy, the Church teaches that they may do so through Natural Family Planning, a process that involves identifying a woman's fertile periods and abstaining from sexual activity during those times. Moschella also explained that in the Africa case referenced by Pope Francis, the dispensation for the nuns was "not really an exception if you understand the rule." The case in question took place in the early 1960s, when the Vatican granted a dispensation to religious sisters living in the Belgian Congo who were in grave danger of rape due to civil unrest to use oral contraceptives. "In the case of rape, the person who's raped, from the moral perspective, has not engaged in a sexual act," Moschella said. "But that doesn't happen in the case of rape," Moschella stressed. However, Moschella said that this is "really different" from the situation surrounding the Zika virus.


The Rights of Children: Biology Matters | Humanum Review

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Melissa Moschella
Melissa Moschella is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America. Her work focuses on ethics and political philosophy, especially bioethics, natural law theory, and the moral and political status of the family.


Stop Common Core FL

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Melissa Moschella
Assistant Professor of Philosophy Catholic University of America


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