"Making Sense Out of Bioethics" columns by Fr. Tad Pacholczyk
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1 Resisting Promethean medical temptations October 25, 2018
2 Opioids, pain management, and addiction: balancing ethical duties October 11, 2018
3 Ethical issues surrounding organ donations August 30, 2018
4 The smoke over medical marijuana June 28, 2018
5 Sorting through ‘solutions’ to the HIV/AIDS pandemic March 8, 2018
6 To be or not to be — parsing the implications of suicide January 18, 2018
7 Assisted suicide: destroying my freedom in the name of freedom? December 14, 2017
8 Can I donate my body to science? November 16, 2017
9 When is it a sin to make a referral? October 19, 2017
10 The ‘expendable children’ September 21, 2017
11 Considering options for infertile couples August 3, 2017
12 The ethics of new-age medicine April 27, 2017
13 Cohabitation before marriages raises a host of issues and concerns February 16, 2017
14 Surrogacy raises grave moral concerns, undermines dignity of procreation January 19, 2017
15 What should be done with orphans stranded in liquid nitrogen? November 17, 2016
16 Talking to kids about pornography and human sexuality August 25, 2016
17 Cremains and respect for the human body July 28, 2016
18 Embryos and the ‘14-day rule’: Mechanism devised to justify experiments on human embryos May 26, 2016
19 On ‘aging gracefully’ April 21, 2016
20 Human organs from pigs: Is it kosher? March 10, 2016
21 Making good choices, supporting those struggling with addiction January 14, 2016
22 A higher standard than for cats and dogs December 17, 2015
23 Parents play key role in sex education November 19, 2015
24 The mystery of male-female complementarity October 22, 2015
25 Changing my body to ‘match’ my ‘identity’ July 16, 2015
26 What is VSED and why should it matter? May 21, 2015
27 Undoing a chemical abortion April 23, 2015
28 Medical assistance with the battle of the bulge February 26, 2015
29 Esteeming our elders January 22, 2015
30 Reflection on physician-assisted suicide December 11, 2014
31 Is artificial insemination wrong? Even among married couples? September 4, 2014
32 Clearing the air around marijuana use August 7, 2014
33 Renegade researchers should trigger drawing long overdue ethical lines July 24, 2014
34 Editing our genes? We must be vigilant about use of new techniques June 5, 2014
35 A path of renewal for the sterilized couple May 1, 2014
36 Discrimination and human genital sexuality April 3, 2014
37 Facing difficult moral decisions March 6, 2014
38 Debating birth control in the public square: use of contraceptives is not just a ‘personal matter’ February 6, 2014
39 ‘The Famous Violinist Problem’: Author sets up experiment to justify abortion in cases of rape January 16, 2014
40 Care of pregnant women in Catholic hospitals December 26, 2013
41 Sex, truth, and the illumination of our guilt November 21, 2013
42 Ethics of donating to charitable foundations October 24, 2013
43 Morality and the Natural Law: The importance of being guided by a moral compass August 15, 2013
44 Human sexuality: Considering perversions and purposes July 4, 2013
45 Going too far with DNR? May 23, 2013
46 Facing the effects of same-sex parenting April 18, 2013
47 The Pill as health care? January 17, 2013
48 Taboos and tattoos December 13, 2012
49 Consciousness and abortion November 29, 2012
50 Loving those with disabilities September 13, 2012
51 Ethical Use of Ventilators July 19, 2012
52 The hidden power in our suffering June 7, 2012
53 Black and white, or gray? April 19, 2012
54 Nickels, dimes, and family size March 8, 2012
55 Unconditional parental love January 19, 2012
56 To give or not to give: The marital question December 19, 2011
57 Vaccinating our children for sexually transmitted diseases November 24, 2011
58 Facing terminal illness realistically October 27, 2011
59 Dangers of human stockpiling October 6, 2011
60 Bringing Christ to the clinic August 25, 2011
61 Sexual attractions and the call to chastity July 28, 2011
62 Does Church have doubts about brain death? June 23, 2011
63 Natural Family Planning and the telos of sex May 26, 2011
64 The courage to refuse to cooperate in evil April 28, 2011
65 Drastic measures and cancer decisions March 31, 2011
66 Working through a hard death March 10, 2011
67 Clear ethical thinking and the tyranny of relativism January 27, 2011
68 Humans in 'frozen orphanages' need protection December 15, 2010
69 Spinning stem cell fairy tales October 14, 2010
70 When kids grow up and find out about the test tubes August 26, 2010
71 Overselling the synthetic cell July 22, 2010
72 Procuring organs: Over my dead body May 27, 2010
73 Toward 'passive euthanasia' April 29, 2010
74 Facing death in solidarity and hope March 25, 2010
75 How men are harmed by abortion February 25, 2010
76 Medicine and the true cost of being in denial January 14, 2010
77 Euthanasia: broken memories, bonds December 3, 2009
78 When pregnancy goes awry October 22, 2009
79 The ethics of 'correcting' mitochondrial disease September 24, 2009
80 Authentic transformation of 'useless' suffering August 27, 2009
81 The importance of moral absolutes July 30, 2009
82 What should we do with frozen embryos? June 25, 2009
83 The Obama stem cell darkness May 7, 2009
84 Making truthful choices of conscience April 16, 2009
85 Verbal engineering: Swaying of public conscience March 5, 2009
86 'A future pregnancy would be too risky' January 29, 2009
87 Fire in the clinic! December 4, 2008
88 Voting to make a difference October 30, 2008
 

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