ethics

The Teaching of the Church on the Ethics of COVID Vaccines

In recent weeks, I have encountered scores of people who are confused about Church teaching with regard to the morality of taking COVID-19 vaccines. This confusion comes not really because they have not heard that Pope Francis, two Vatican organs, and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops have all said that it is morally permissible to receive them. It is […]

Daily Catholic Quote from James Nolan

James Nolan

“Engagement describes an attitude, a commitment, as well as the day-to-day activities of a calling or profession. The good that we can do at work and at home for family, individuals and for society is far too important to ignore. We are called to collaborate in God’s creative and redemptive work, called to use our skills and talents for the […]

Placing People Over Profits

Short-term profits and “pay for performance” carry far more weight in our capitalistic system than does “doing the right thing” and placing people over profits.  Truly, the current hallmark of capitalism is making a profit and not ethical conduct. Wall Street offers little consolation for those companies who may have taken current charges against profitability in order to do the […]

Defunding Planned Parenthood

February has been a momentous month in Washington with respect to defending innocent human life from abortion. On the negative side, last Friday [February 18, 2011] President Barrack Obama rescinded a 2008 executive order by President Bush that protected the conscience rights of medical students and health care workers from having to participate in immoral activities that violate their consciences. Pres. […]

The Practice of Medicine Cannot be Isolated from the Truth

“The Practice of Medicine Cannot be Isolated from the Truth!” An ICL Conversation with Dr. Theresa Deisher SEATTLE — The culture we live in is under assault.  Nowhere are the battles more clearly drawn than in the world of medicine. And unless Catholics step into the cultural breech, the practice of medicine might radically change in the next few years, using our most […]

To Be Human

SEATTLE — The opening session at the 79th annual Catholic Medical Association conference in Seattle was delivered by Dr. Josef Seifert and was entitled “Christian Anthropology, Connecting a Proper Anthropology with Proper Medical Practice.” Dr. Seifert is the author of over 40 books and grew up in Salzburg, Austria. The philosophical foundations laid out by Dr. Seifert pursue the goal of a […]

Ethical Lines Being Drawn in Cloning Debate

SEATTLE — What does it mean to be human? It is an age-old question. The Discovery Institute played host to a discussion of what it means to be human as a prelude to the 79th annual educational conference now underway in Seattle for the Catholic Medical Association.  Human life is under assault like never before in our history.  Some scientists are advocating […]

Catholic Physicians Gather in Seattle

SEATTLE — I am covering this week’s 79th Annual Educational Conference of the Catholic Medical Association in Seattle.  The theme of the conference is “Restoring the Integrity of Medicine: An Imperative for a Christian Anthropology“.  I will be reporting for us from the conference each day and you will hear audio of my interviews of attendees and presenters as well […]