Catholic Social Science Review

Volume 22, 2017

John P. Hittinger
Pages 3-13

Budziszewski on Natural Law, Conscience, and Atheism

This article raises several questions concerning J. Budziszewski’s excellent scholarship on the topic of conscience. In particular, by drawing on the writings of Thomas Aquinas, Pope St. John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI, it asks whether Budziszewski’s claims concerning atheism and conscience are correct, and offers the concept as a corrective to the deficiencies of the concept.