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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.

  • Families are touched as more people donate organs

    Families are touched as more people donate organs

    • May 31, 2017

    Nearly 118,000 people in the United States are waiting for a transplant, and more than 20 people die every day waiting for a suitable organ. The odds are long for most who are awaiting organs. Each year, the number of people on the waiting list grows, while only about 2 percent of donated organs can be used. Pope Francis has called the act of organ donation “a testimony of love for our neighbor.”

  • Yes, organ donation is a ‘gift of love’ … when done right

    Yes, organ donation is a ‘gift of love’ … when done right

    • Jan 4, 2017

    Driverless cars probably won’t create the shortage of organ donors one recent article seemed alarmed about, but it’s still a good time for Catholics to reflect on what Pope Benedict XVI called the “gift of love” of organ donation … and also what that gift really entails.

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