Catholic Bioethics

This is a three module series that focuses on common medical and ethical issues arising at the beginning of life, at the end of life, and in health care.


"God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them"
Genesis 1:27

Module 1: Beginning of Life Issues has three sessions.

  • Session 1 Topics: Marriage, Contraception, and Reproductive Technologies
  • Session 2 Topics: Nature of the Human Person, Moral Decision-making, and Embryology
  • Session 3 Topics: Stem Cell Research, Genetic Engineering, and Surrogacy Agreements 

Module 1 will be offered at: 

  • Location: Prince of Peace Catholic Church
  • Dates: September 10, 17, & 24, 2019
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Cost: $50
  • Register here

Module 2: End of Life Issues 

  • Session Topics: Dignity and Illness, Euthanasia and assisted suicide, Advanced directives and end-of-life decision-making.

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 Module 3: Health Care and Ethics

  • Session 1 Topics: Catholic Perspectives on the healthcare professional-patient relationship as partnership, ethical cooperation in a modern healthcare setting (case study on ethics of vaccine use), and principles of totality and integrity in determining ethical treatment (case study on sterilization)
  • Session 2 Topics: Stem cell and embryonic research, therapeutic vs. non-therapeutic experiments, and issues of consent and proxy consent
  • Session 3 Topics: Ethical issues in organ donation, living vs. deceased donor gift, definitions of/determination of death, and assisted suicide: implications for organ donation. 

Module 3 will be offered at: 

  • Location: St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church
  • Dates: September 18, 25, & Oct. 2, 2019
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Cost: $50
  • Register here