Bioethics

The Decline and Fall of Catholic Moral Theology

By David Mitchell, One Pter Five, February 3, 2020 The Catholic Church has a moral teaching. Everybody knows this, and it is on account of her moral teaching that people who do not wish to believe that the Catholic Church is the true religion, and who do not wish to believe that they have a... read more

Physical Interventions on the Bodies of Children to “Affirm” their “Gender Identity” Violate Sound Medical Ethics and Should be Prohibited

By Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George, The Public Discourse, December 8, 2019 Rather than teaching children to identify based on how well they fit prevailing cultural expectations on sex, we should be teaching them that the truth of their sexual identity is based on their bodies, and that... read more

Founding prof laments ‘destruction’ of John Paul II Institute

[Editor’s note: The following is an English translation of the “Public Statement Concerning the Turmoil Surrounding the Pope John Paul II Institute for the Family in Rome,” released on August 28.] Addressed to: Archbishop Vincenco Paglia, Great Chancellor of the InstituteMsgr.... read more

Argentina’s Anti-Abortion Wave

By Carlos Caso-Rosendi, Catholic Thing, August 14, 2019 Over the weekend, the eclectic political coalition currently in power in Argentina suffered a massive defeat to a resurgent progressive wing of the Peronist party. If the Peronists win the final round of elections in October, they will... read more
Human embryonic stem cells

NIH Announces Details of Human Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions

The latest restrictions require scientists to submit more comprehensive grant applications, and those applications will go through more stringent ethics reviews. By Ashley Yeager, The Scientist, July 29, 2019 Last Friday (July 26), the National Institutes of Health announced new... read more

Joseph Meaney, Ph.D., Named President of The National Catholic Bioethics Center

June 2019 The Board of Directors of The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) is pleased to announce that Joseph Meaney, Ph.D., has been named as the new President of the Center upon the retirement of its current President, Dr. John M. Haas, at the end of June. Dr. John... read more