Positive Law: Unjust Laws and Civil Disobedience

with Fr. Conrad Murphy

When and why are civil laws binding? Is it ever morally acceptable to be civilly disobedient? In this Catholic Bytes episode Fr. Conrad Murphy continues the discussion on positive law and explains why an “unjust law is no law at all”.

Further Resources:

  1. Online:  Article on civil disobedience by Fr. Frank Pavone
  2. Online:  Article on civil disobedience by Andrew M. Greenwell


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Fr. Conrad Murphy is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington and the chaplain of the University of Maryland Catholic Student Center (Go Terps!).  He has a License in Moral Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum) in Rome. He loves obscure saints, papal history, and every type of ice cream imaginable.