Dr. Christian Brugger: Bioethics as Interdisciplinary

Dr. Christian Brugger, the J. Francis Cardinal Stafford Professor of Theology at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, delivers his talk entitled “Bioethics as Interdisciplinary”.  Dr. Brugger’s talk was sponsored by the Institute of Bioethics at Franciscan University of Steubenville

Dr. John Haldane — Challenges to Finding a Common Human Experience

Dr. John Haldane, Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews, discusses the difficulties people have in agreeing on the existence of a common human experience in this excerpt from his talk entitled “Three Perspectives on Human Life”.  Dr. Haldane’s lecture was sponsored by the Institute of Bioethics at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. John Haldane — Three Perspectives on Human Life

Dr. John Haldane, Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews, delivers his talk entitled “Three Perspectives on Human Life”.  Dr. Haldane’s lecture was sponsored by the Institute of Bioethics at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. Christopher Kaczor — Conscience and Its Threats

Dr. Christopher Kaczor, Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, discusses the current threats to the consciences of healthcare workers.  Dr. Kaczor is the author of several books, including “The Seven Big Myths About the Catholic Church” and “The Ethics of Abortion.”

Watch the full talk here: Defending Rights of Conscience for Healthcare Workers.

Dr. Christopher Kaczor — Arguments for the Protection of Conscience

Dr. Christopher Kaczor, Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, discusses reasons that conscience protections need to be codified.  Dr. Kaczor is the author of several books, including “The Seven Big Myths About the Catholic Church” and “The Ethics of Abortion.”

Watch the full talk here: Defending Rights of Conscience for Healthcare Workers.

Dr. Christopher Kaczor — Defending Rights of Conscience for Healthcare Workers

Dr. Christopher Kaczor, Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, discusses the nature of conscience and gives his reasons about why the conscience rights of healthcare workers need to be preserved.  Dr. Kaczor is the author of several books, including “The Seven Big Myths About the Catholic Church” and “The Ethics of Abortion.”

Equality and Redefining Marriage

Dr. Patrick Lee, the John N. and Jamie D. McAleer Chair of Bioethics at Franciscan University of Steubenville, talks about what marriage is, essentially, and why it is not unjust discrimination to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Say No to Physician Assisted Suicide

Howard Ball’s lead essay on this issue is clear and helpful. Yet I think the term “Physician Assisted Death” is evasive and euphemistic. Physicians have for centuries helped patients to die—that is, to endure the process that ends in their death. The question is whether physicians should help them kill themselves—and whether the law should allow physicians to do so. Thus I will use the term Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS). This raises a moral question (Is PAS morally right?), and a legal question (Should PAS be against the law?).

Read more at Cato Unbound.

Richard Doerflinger — The ‘Catch-22’ of the Contraceptive Mandate

Richard Doerflinger, associate director of Pro-Life Activities for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, came to Franciscan University to speak on “Freedom for me but not for Thee: How ‘Reproductive Rights’ is Threatening Freedom of Religion,” on October 24, 2012. In this excerpt he speaks on the “catch-22” nature of the HHS mandate. Doerflinger’s talk was sponsored by the Institute of Bioethics.

Richard Doerflinger — The Sweeping Consequences of the Contraceptive Mandate

Richard Doerflinger, associate director of Pro-Life Activities for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, came to Franciscan University to speak on “Freedom for me but not for Thee: How ‘Reproductive Rights’ is Threatening Freedom of Religion,” on October 24, 2012. This excerpt is on the sweeping consequences of the HHS contraceptives mandate. Doerflinger’s talk was sponsored by the Institute of Bioethics.

Richard Doerflinger — Freedom for Me, but not for Thee

Richard Doerflinger, associate director of Pro-Life Activities for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, came to Franciscan University to speak on “Freedom for me but not for Thee: How ‘Reproductive Rights’ is Threatening Freedom of Religion,” on October 24, 2012. Doerflinger’s talk was sponsored by the Institute of Bioethics.

Catholic Issues in Healthcare and Bioethics

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Dr. Marie Hilliard, as they discuss modern issues for faithful Catholics in the areas of healthcare and bioethics.

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November 2012: “Catholic Issues in Healthcare and Bioethics” – Dr. Marie Hillard

November 2012 Show: “Catholic Issues in Healthcare and Bioethics”

With special guest Dr. Marie Hilliard

Blessed Pope John Paul II warned of the rapid spread of the culture of death, especially in the West. He also gave us a mission to live as witnesses to the gospel of life and help heal the culture. To do this more effectively, we must be well informed about vital Catholic issues in healthcare and bioethics.  Join us as we discuss this with Dr. Marie Hillard, director of Bioethics and Public Policy for the National Catholic Bioethics Center.

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Dr. John Finnis — True Equality: Neither Socialist Nor Non-Discriminatory

A clip from “Equality and the Life Issues: A Scorecard” by Dr. John Finnis, Professor of Law at University College at Oxford and University of Notre Dame, given at Bioethics Conference sponsored by the Institute of Bioethics at Franciscan University of Steubenville on March 26th, 2011.

Dr. John Finnis — Radical Capacities: A Litmus Test for Humanity

A clip from “Equality and the Life Issues: A Scorecard” by Dr. John Finnis, Professor of Law at University College at Oxford and University of Notre Dame, given at Bioethics Conference sponsored by the Institute of Bioethics at Franciscan University of Steubenville on March 26th, 2011.

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