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  • Bioethics expert says ‘de-valuing’ human beings is 21st century malady

    Bioethics expert says ‘de-valuing’ human beings is 21st century malady

    • Sep 18, 2017

    Dr. John Haas, President of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, says that beneath specific conundrums that arise in the field of bioethics these days lies a deeper challenge that the Catholic Church is uniquely equipped to address: A ‘de-valuing’ of human beings, which turns the weak and vulnerable into commodities to be exploited by the wealthy and powerful.

  • Top papal aide says technology is creating new pro-life challenges

    Top papal aide says technology is creating new pro-life challenges

    • Feb 9, 2017

    Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, tapped by Pope Francis to head both the Pontifical Academy for Life and the St. John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Studies of Marriage and Family, says that technological change is generating new ethical challenges such as blending humans and robotics.

  • Pope didn’t endorse animal/human hybrids, but expert says ‘We can talk’

    Pope didn’t endorse animal/human hybrids, but expert says ‘We can talk’

    • Feb 6, 2016

    In a recent interview with Scientific American, a Spanish biologist named Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte at the California-based Salk Institute claimed that Pope Francis had given an ethical thumbs-up to research on animal/human genetic hybrids. After that report made the rounds, the Vatican issued a swift denial: “It’s absolutely unfounded

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