Maybe that is a major topic of this forum. I generally don’t review this forum, as I do others.
But, what I’m writing about here, an apparent change in moral theology, is something that some other members of this forum can illustrate.
What I’m referring to is an example given in Charles Rice’s book “50 Questions on the Natural Law: What it is & why we need it” Rice is a professor of law at Notre Dame U.
On the one side of the argument he pits St. Thomas Aquinas who provided a defense of capital punishment, in his Summa Contra Gentiles. On the other side he pits St. John Paul II who says in Evangelium Vita [the gospel of life] that the death penalty is rarely justified, if ever, as a means of controlling the prisoner.
So, this is monk versus pope, saint versus saint. One saint trumping another, 7 or 8 centuries later.