authoritative work on the Church's teaching on sexual morality has been
thoroughly updated to address dimensions of this complex topic that have
emerged in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Since publication of the 2nd edition of Catholic Sexual Ethics,
the philosophical landscape of human sexuality has dramatically
changed. The rise of such concerns as moral relativism, the drive for
same-sex unions, and a drastic redefinition of "marriage" and "family"
have underscored the need for an unambiguous, up-to-date understanding
of Catholic sexual teaching.