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Carlo Calleja

Institution Diocese of Malta
Position Catholic Ethicist
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Recent Publications
  • “Sognando un mondo post-postumano? Dal miglioramento radicale del corpo al miglioramento radicale della cultura.” La bioetica e il paradosso dell'apparenza: Fragilità, dipendenza, disabilità nelle varie fasi della vita [in press].
  • “Ir-responsabbiltà soċjali u r-reżistenza vjolenti f’Bonhoeffer.” Knisja Elfejn, 142 (2022): 91-99.
  • “Injustices Implied in the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Market.” The Linacre Quarterly, 89 no.4 (2022): 455-467.
  • “The Prophetic—peacemaker Dynamic in the Light of Oscar Romero’s Theology of the Transfiguration.” Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 30, no. 1/2 (2021): 84-101.
  • Zammit, Raymond, and Carlo Calleja. “The Environmental Concerns of the Maltese Church.” Melita Theologica 71, no. 2 (2021): 141–83.
  • “Pregiudizi e ingiustizie nell'assistenza sanitaria derivanti dalla percezione della pelle di un'altra persona.” La bioetica e i cinque sensi: tra clinica pratica e metafore. Ed. Pietro Grassi and Raymond Zammit. Perugia: Tau Editrice, 2021.
  • “Il-Kuxjenza matul iż-Żminijiet.” Il-Karmelu, 2021. (“Conscience through the Ages”. In two parts)
  • “Gregory of Nyssa’s ‘Reverse Contagion’ and Roberto Esposito’s ‘Immunity’: Which Way Forward in the Aftermath of the Pandemic?” Journal of Moral Theology 10, no. 1 (2021): 26-45.
  • “To understand Pope Francis, you have to know what he actually means by the word ‘fraternity’.” America, 4 Feb 2021. Available online at
  • “Kinship as a Political Act: Responding to Political Exclusion through Communities of Solidaristic Kinship.” Asian Horizons (New Scholars Section) 14, no.2 (June 2020): 539-544.
  • “Lessons from the Past: Renewing Solidarity during the Current Pandemic.” La Croix International April 16, 2020. Available online at
  • “The Orations of the Cappadocian Fathers on Lepers.” Lumen et Vita 9, no. 2 (2019): 1-20.
Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • Society of Christian Ethics - Member