Bioethics

Thumbnail pro life march washington A complex moral calculus

People who live in the real world know that, when it comes to issues of justice and ethics, we don’t all fit neatly into slots. This is especially...

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Thumbnail pets1 A higher standard than for cats and dogs

Sometimes people will point out: “We euthanize our pets when they suffer, and they are clearly creatures of God, so why can’t we euthanize a sick...

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It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie – being able to “upload” our minds to computers to live on after we die, to freeze our bodies only...

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Washington D.C., Feb 23, 2017 / 02:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Recent American guidelines for human gene modification have raised important ethical...

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On Oct. 23, we celebrated our annual White Mass for those in the healing professions of medicine and health care at the Cathedral of Our Lady of...

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Austin, Texas, Jan 18, 2017 / 12:40 am (National Catholic Register).- When it came time for medical student Ashley Stone to apply to OB/GYN...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 126340763 Cremains and Respect for the Human Body

In the famous story of David and Goliath, Goliath boasts to the young David that after he kills him, he will give his flesh “to the birds of the...

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Catania, Italy, Oct 26, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The tragic death of a mother in Italy after late-term pregnancy complications and...

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More than a decade ago, I had the opportunity to interview Peter Singer. Dr. Singer was then and continues to be the Ira W. DeCamp professor of...

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Arguments in favor of research on human embryos typically play off our unfamiliarity with the way that we ourselves once appeared and existed as...

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The accidental swapping of children conceived through IVF procedures before implantation, which recently occurred in Italy, points to the moral...

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Tech giants’ new policies offering egg freezing options as a work benefit overlook the technique’s “highly problematic” failure rates and risks to...

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Thumbnail medication credit ashley rose via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna pills For assisted suicide foes in Colorado, a loss at the ballot box

Denver, Colo., Nov 9, 2016 / 02:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a lopsided Election Day vote, Colorado voters decided to legalize assisted suicide. Foes...

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Thumbnail hospital credit sfam photo shutterstock cna How an unusual lawsuit could affect a Catholic hospital's religious liberty

Paterson, N.J., Jan 11, 2017 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic hospital faces an anti-discrimination lawsuit for cancelling a surgery to...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 345934481 How does the Catholic Church resolve new bioethical questions?

A number of years ago, I participated in a debate at Harvard on embryonic stem cell research which also included a Jewish rabbi, an Episcopalian...

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Rome, Italy, Apr 1, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Reproductive issues often leave Catholics and secular feminists at odds, but a recent...

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Orange, Calif., Oct 19, 2016 / 03:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Stephanie Packer cherishes every moment with her husband and four children. Living with a...

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Washington D.C., Oct 27, 2016 / 03:31 am (CNA).- Travis Rieder and his wife Sadiye have one child. She wanted a big family, but he’s a philosopher...

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