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Fr. Charles Curran is a Roman Catholic priest and the Elizabeth Scurlock University Professor of Human Values at Southern Methodist University, where he is affiliate with the Perkins School of Theology. He is an expert on fundamental moral theology, social ethics, the role of the Catholic Church as a moral and political actor in society, and Catholic moral theology. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Development of Moral Theology: Five Strands (2013), Catholic Moral Theology in the United States: A History (2008), and Loyal Dissent: Memoir of a Catholic Theologian (2006). He received his B.A. from St. Bernard’s College, S.T.L. and S.T.D. from Pontifical Gregorian University, and S.T.D. with specialization in moral theology from Accademia Alfonsiana.