The Principle of Double Effect: How Self-defense Differs From Murder

with Fr. Timothy Furlow

Three things must align for the principle of double effect to take place: the object, the intention, and the circumstance. Although a difficult concept to understand, Fr. Tim Furlow breaks it down in this Catholic Bytes episode with the drama of home invasion and murder.

Further Resources:

  1. Online Video: Short video from the National Catholic Bioethics Center on the principle of Double-Effect.
  2. Online: An article from Catholic Answers on the principle of double effect regarding abortion.