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Thinking About Moral Absolutes - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.

When Pope Benedict XVI visited the United States in April of 2008, I had the chance to attend the opening ceremony at the White House South Lawn.  Read more...

This is your brain on capitalism - Robert Fulford

Drugs that reshape our character could become the defining industrial products of the century.  Read more...

Three humans and an embryo - George Neumayr

Our culture says it loves children, but take a look at what it does.  Read more...

To clone or not to clone - Michael Cook

Whether or not embryos should be cloned and then destroyed for their stem cells has been one of the hottest issues in science this year. James Sherley, a professor at MIT, says that the use of cells from cloned embryos is scientifically and ethically dubious.  Read more...

To Stop a Flood - National Catholic Register - editorial

Faced with what most observers thought was a decision for or against funding research that destroys human embryos, President Bush chose a third option: To fund research on human embryos that have already been destroyed, but whose cell lines are being kept available in labs.That means that federal funds won’t go to the destruction of human embryos. That’s no small thing in today’s climate. At the same time, it would have been better to withhold money for any destructive research, whether the victims are dead or alive.  Read more...

To the Congress on Life-Sustaining Treatments and Vegetative State - Pope John Paul II

"A man, even if seriously ill or disabled in the exercise of his highest functions, is and always will be a man, and he will never become a 'vegetable' or an 'animal'", the Holy Father said on Saturday, 20 March, to participants in the International Congress on Life-Sustaining Treatments and Vegetative State: Scientific Advances and Ethical Dilemmas.  Read more...

Together in Darkness - Sheila Cassidy

“Oh Death, where is thy Victory?” sings the choir, and I look up wearily from my notes and mutter, third bed on the left, behind the curtains, oh, and down in resusc.  Read more...

Unethical arguments - David Warren

According to an article published by the BMJ Journal of Medical Ethics, currently getting a lot of press, it's all right to kill babies.  Read more...

Verbal Engineering and the Swaying of Public Conscience - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.

Whenever longstanding laws are reversed, and practices come to be sanctioned that were formerly forbidden, it behooves us to examine whether such momentous legal shifts are morally coherent or not.  Read more...

We must protect humans' special status - Margaret Somerville

If certain animals become persons, as some philosophers argue, human persons become animals, which has consequences for how we treat each other.  Read more...

Welcome to Our Brave New World: An Interview with Wesley J. Smith - John Zmirak

Will the cost of biotechnology's alleviation of human suffering be our acceptance of a ‘Brave New World,’ where scientists wield godlike power to refashion our biological nature? If so, we will not get there in one giant leap. Rather, we will descend into the darkness in small steps, all but unaware that the shadows are lengthening.  Read more...

What Should We Do with the Frozen Embryos? - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.

When I give talks on stem cell research or in vitro fertilization, people invariably ask, "What should be done with all the frozen embryos?"  Read more...

What We Know About Embryonic Stem Cells - Maureen L. Condic

Isn't it time Americans recognize the promise of obtaining medical miracles from embryonic stem cells for the fairy tale it really is?  Read more...

What's Lost in Prenatal Testing - Patricia E. Bauer

She was a fresh-faced young woman with a couple of adorable kids, whiling away an hour in the sandbox at the park near my home. So was I, or so I thought.  Read more...

When Ideology Corrupts Science and Medicine - Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Some physicians and researchers fail to see the important role of ethics and religion in the world of medical science.  Read more...

When Pregnancy Goes Awry: Ectopic Pregnancies - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Human pregnancy begins whenever a sperm unites with an egg inside the fallopian tube.  Read more...

When the Kids Grow Up and Find Out About the Test Tubes - Father Tad Pacholczyk, Ph. D.

When I do presentations on in vitro fertilization, audience members sometimes ask whether test tube babies experience psychological problems as they grow up.  Read more...

When We Were Philosopher Kings - Ruth Shalit

As a practitioner of a new medical specialty known as “clinical ethics,” Jonathan Moreno joins the burgeoning cadre of academics who are making the leap from the blackboard to the bedside.  Read more...

Which Medical Ethics for the 21st Century? - DIANNE N. IRVING

Everyday we read and hear about the constant onslaught of controversial medical issues, e.g., euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, test-tube babies, cloning and stem cell research, creating monsters in the lab, etc. — it is all coming down very fast and we will all have to make decisions about these and many other issues not even imagined yet in the 21st Century.  Read more...

Who's Your Daddy? - W. Bradford Wilcox

There's more to fatherhood than donating DNA.  Read more...

Why Peter Singer makes the New Atheists nervous - Dinesh D'Souza

I write this fresh from debating bioethicist Peter Singer on "Can we be moral without God?" at Singer's home campus, Princeton University.  Read more...

Why you say 'yuck' - Margaret Somervile

An Ottawa music station, Hot 89.9, recently launched a "Win a Baby" contest.  Read more...

Working Through A Hard Death - Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Caregivers and health care professionals can and often do greatly assist those who are suffering and dying. Even with careful pain management and comfort measures, however, the dying process can still be agonizing and difficult.   Read more...

‘Retarded’ no more - Father Raymond J. de Souza

In October, Barack Obama signed a new law that prohibits the U.S. government from referring to the “mentally retarded” in any of its laws and regulations.   Read more...

“Imposing Our Beliefs” on Others - Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.

After I gave my testimony, one of the senators asked a pointed question. "Father Tad, by arguing against embryonic stem cell research, don't you see how you are trying to impose your beliefs on others, and shouldn't we as elected lawmakers avoid imposing a narrow religious view on the rest of society?"  Read more...


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