was the priest morally justified in terms of ethics and religion in the case specified below

Identify the parties and the moral issue(s) posed by religious belief. Identify common ground. You may draw on any moral concepts discussed throughout the course: utility, duties, rights, virtues, and care. Reference Burnor and Raley’s Ethical Choices: Introduction to Moral Philosophy (2nd edition), at least once.


Animal lovers in a suburb of Los Angeles picketed a parochial school to protest the action of a priest-educator. The priest had drowned ten cats because they were to noisy and messy. He explained that his action had been “humane” and added, “I buried them. They’re fertilizing our rose bushes.”

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