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

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