Associate Professor of Moral Theology
Daniel Daly, Associate Professor of Moral Theology, earned his Ph.D. in Theological Ethics at Boston College in 2008. Before joining the STM he was Associate Professor of Theology at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. He served as the Theology department chair for five of his thirteen years at Saint Anselm.
Daniel is an experienced clinical medical ethicist, having served on the ethics committees of the Catholic Medical Center and the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH. He was also a member of the Catholic Health Association’s Theologian/Ethicist committee. Daniel is an active member of the Catholic Theological Society of America, The Society of Christian Ethics, and the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church initiative.
His monograph, The Structures of Virtue and Vice, was published in 2021 by Georgetown University and Press and was awarded First Place in the Theological and Philosophical Studies category by the Catholic Media Association in July of 2022.
The Structures of Virtue and Vice (Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2021).
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters
“Substance and Style in the Prolife Discourse” Journal of Moral Theology 12, no.1 (2023): 135-138.
“A Principlist Approach to Multiple Heart Valve Replacements for Patients with Intravenous Drug Use-Induced Endocarditis,” Journal of Medical Ethics 48, no. 10 (2022): 685-688. It was selected as the “Editor’s Choice” by the editor for “its special interest or importance.”
“The Virtuous Hospital: A Catholic Organizational Healthcare Ethics,” The Journal of Healthcare Ethics & Administration 8, no. 2 (2022): 1-12.
“Virtue Ethics and Action Guidance,” Theological Studies 82 (2021): 565-582.
“How Many Heart Valves Is One Person Owed? The Ethics of Multiple Valve Transplants for Patients with IVDU-Induced Endocarditis,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 41 (2021): 149-167.
“Social Structures and Public Health Ethics,” in Ethical Challenges in Global Public Health: Climate Change, Pollution, and the Health of the Poor, ed. Philip J. Landrigan and Andrea Vicini (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2021), 84-95.
“Virtue Ethics,” in T&T Clark Companion to Christian Ethics, ed. Tobias Winright (New York: T&T Clark, 2021), 59-70.
“Guidelines for Rationing Treatment during the COVID-19 Crisis: A Catholic Approach,” Health Progress 101 (2020): 50-56, (reprinted in Japanese in Shingaku Digest 129 : 116-24).
“Critical Realism, Virtue Ethics, and Moral Agency,” in Moral Agency within Social Structures and Culture, ed. Daniel Finn (Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2020), 89-101.
“Who Counts as a Person?” in Incarnate Grace: Catholic Perspectives on Health Care, ed. Charlie Bouchard (Saint Louis: Catholic Health Association Press, 2017), 93-108.
“Confronting the ‘Normative Abyss’: The Challenges and Resources in Catholic Ethics for the Global Age,” in Decentering Discussions on Religion and State” Emerging Narratives, Challenging Perspectives, ed. Sargon Donabed and Autumn Grant (New York: Lexington Books, 2015), 157-77.
“Obama and the Common Good” in The American Election 2012: Contexts and Consequences, ed. R. Ward Holder and Peter Josephson (New York: Palgrave, 2014), 279-90.
“Unreasonable Means: Proposing a New Category for Catholic End of Life Ethics,” Christian Bioethics 19 (2013): 40-59.
“From Nature to Second Nature: The Relationship of the Natural Law and Acquired Virtues in the Summa theologiae,” Angelicum 88 (2011): 693-715.
“Structures of Virtue and Vice,” New Blackfriars 92 (2011): 341-57.
“The Relationship of Virtues and Norms in the Summa theologiae,” Heythrop Journal 51 (2010): 214-29.
“Prudence and the Debate on Death and Dying,” Health Progress 88 (2007): 49-54.