Lisa Fullam D.V.M., Th.D. is prof. emerita of moral theology from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University and associate veterinarian at New Baltimore Animal Hospital in West Coxsackie, NY. After veterinary studies at Cornell, she earned a doctorate in Christian ethics from Harvard Divinity School. Research interests include virtue ethics, medical, veterinary medical, and sexual ethics, the intersection of ethics and spirituality, and Ignatian spirituality. Published essays include: “Dealing With Doubt: Epikeia, Probabilism, and the Formation of Medical Conscience,” “Toward a Virtue Ethics of Marriage: Augustine and Aquinas on Friendship in Marriage,” "Joan of Arc, Holy Resistance, and Conscience Formation in the Face of Social Sin," “Sex in 3-D. A Telos for a Virtue Ethics of Sexuality,”, “Why Ordination Matters: A Reflection from Jamaica,” and “Juana, SJ: The History (and Future?) of Women in the Society of Jesus.” She has co-edited with Charles E Curran four volumes in the series Readings in Moral Theology: #19, US Moral Theology from the Margins, #18, The Sensus Fidelium and Moral Theology; #17, Ethics and Spirituality; and #16 Virtue Ethics. Her book The Virtue of Humility: A Thomistic Apologetic was published in 2009. Newspaper editorials and blog posts include "Civil Same-Sex Marriage: a Catholic Affirmation" “Of God and the Case for Unintelligent Design,” and "How to Get a GREAT New Dog." After 19 years at JST-SCU, she and her husband John R. Mabry packed up their house and their boxer dogs and headed to the upper Hudson Valley in NY where she resumed veterinary practice. A few years back, she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. The view from the top is just glorious.



December 31, 2023

Feast of the Holy Family

Those relationships in our lives in which we grow in discipleship, in compassion, justice, humility, and the other qualities we grow into in as we tag along with our brother Jesus—that’s where our family is.

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