Ethics

Thumbnail epi pen credit adam campbell via flickr cc by nd 20 cna As cost of EpiPen soars, what are the ethics of drug pricing?

Washington D.C., Aug 29, 2016 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- Amidst national outrage over the steep cost hike of a potentially life-saving drug, questions have...

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Thumbnail cardinal peter turkson credit mazur wwwthepapalvisitorguk cna us catholic news 1 4 13 Cardinal encourages business schools to form principled leaders

Cardinal Peter Turkson has encouraged business school faculty to teach their students about the Church's social teaching and to form them in...

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Thumbnail white mass los angeles Conscience, compassion and health care

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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Thumbnail shutterstock 627505454 Doping Athletes

The use of performance-enhancing drugs by professional athletes not only leads to serious challenges in maintaining a level playing field in...

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Thumbnail apes Dr. Singer … I presume

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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Thumbnail human embryo file photo credit firstbrook just click 100 via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 2 3 15 'Embryo jewelry' a sign we've taken the wrong path, IVF critic says

Sydney, Australia, May 5, 2017 / 01:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For one critic, a report that IVF-conceived embryos are being cremated and turned into...

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Thumbnail doctor with female patient file photo credit cdc cna us catholic news 9 20 12 1 Ethicist: IVF mix-up shows danger of artificial reproduction

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

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Thumbnail judge neil gorsuch listens during the first day of his supreme court confirmation hearing before the senate judiciary committee march 20 2017 credit  alex wong getty images Gorsuch made an important distinction when asked about assisted suicide

Washington D.C., Mar 22, 2017 / 04:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch made a crucial ethical distinction in his response to...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 530750827 “It’s Not Wrong, If It Feels Right!”

Many people today believe that moral judgments and values are merely expressions of sentiment. They deny that moral values are fixed or universally...

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Thumbnail child credit unsplash cna Kids in a time of climate change – what's a Catholic to do?

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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Thumbnail shutterstock 227673910 Leaving Our Values at the Door of the Strip Club

I was recently talking to a Massachusetts family with a 21-year-old son on the autism spectrum. Because of the Asperger syndrome and obsessive...

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Thumbnail dr. christopher kaczor LMU philosophy professor appointed as consultant to U.S. bishops

A philosophy professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles will begin a two-year appointment as the main ethics consultant for the United...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 100540897 The ethics of new age medicine

Patients who face serious illnesses are sometimes attracted to alternative medicines, also referred to as “holistic” or “new-age” medicines. These...

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Thumbnail pope francis prays at the piazza di spagna to being the jubilee year of mercy dec 8 2015 credit daniel ibanez cna 12 8 15 The Pope's latest prayer intention? That journalists be truthful

Vatican City, Oct 4, 2016 / 09:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his latest prayer video Pope Francis dedicates the month of October to praying for...

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Thumbnail hands technology credit john williams rus shutterstock cna Vatican weighs in on power, limits of artificial intelligence

Vatican City, Dec 4, 2016 / 03:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- This week the Vatican hosted a high-level discussion in the world of science, gathering...

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Thumbnail surgery credit megaflopp shutterstock cna Why head transplants won't disprove the existence of God

Denver, Colo., May 23, 2017 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With plans for the first human head transplant surgery looming in the next year, a lead...

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