His primary area of research is Thomistic moral theology and virtue ethics.
Austriaco teaches courses and has research interests in bioethics, sexual ethics, and fundamental moral theology.
She loves to ask Big Questions and delights in discovering the many possible forums in which to dabble with the stuff of faith, religion, spirituality, and gender.
Tom sat across the lunch table from me, glowing with excitement for his new love. It was obvious that she had touched him and that he was convinced that this was the “real thing.” I quizzed him for details. Remember, your children have gone (or are going) through the same grieving process you did, and they may be at any number of points in the process.
He was less than two months away from a painful divorce, and she was still embroiled in hers. Just like you did (and maybe still do), they may jump wildly to different points. What that means, of course, is that there may come a time when they want to be supportive of your moving on with your life, but they simply can’t bring themselves to support it.
You’re still grieving, but you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. You’re wondering about moving on with your romantic life. Whether you should refrain from dating before your divorce is final is both a strategic and moral question.
The answer depends on how your state views fault in divorce, on how long you and your spouse have been separated, on what your lawyer thinks about dating during divorce, and finally on how you feel about dating while you’re still married.Even if your state pays attention to fault in divorce, the longer you’ve been separated from your spouse, the less likely that your having a relationship with someone else is going to have a big impact on the issues of your divorce. Peter and his wife had been separated for seven months. Resist the temptation to find somebody who’s totally different from your exspouse.Judges typically are concerned about affairs that they think caused the divorce. Although Peter and his wife lived in one of those states that pays attention to fault in divorce, Peter decided it was more important for him to be unhurried about divorce than to have a pristine record of no romantic involvement. Remember, there were a lot of things about your exspouse that were appealing at one time.This volume offers the ﬁrst collection of a new generation's approaches to Catholic sexual ethics.L., is an assistant professor of biology and an instructor of theology at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island.It's up to you to decide if/when you want him to know.