National Catholic Bioethics Center

Type: Organization
Name: National Catholic Bioethics Center
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Stem Cell Concerns Don't Freeze Evangelical Enthusiasm for Ice Bucket Challenge

Tens of thousands of Americans—including dozens of evangelical leaders—have eagerly shivered and shaked their way through the ice bucket challenge, despite concerns from Catholic leaders and pro-life groups that the viral video craze may be sending millions ... [Published Christianity Today - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

San Angelo Bishop Raises Concerns Over Ice Bucket Challenge Donations

While the Ice Bucket Challenge has undoubtedly done a great amount of good, raising millions for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, research, some are raising ethical questions about where the funds are donated.Bishop of San ... [Published Big Country - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Archdiocese Throws Cold Water on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Despite the huge popularity of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the Archdiocese of Chicago isn't a big fan of the trend.The concern rests with the use of embryonic stem cells for research. Sister Mary Paul McCaughey, the Archdiocese superintendent, has told ... [Published NBC Chicago - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Expert: Catholic objections won’t leave ALS fundraiser all wet

The ALS ice bucket fundraising phenomenon sweeping across social media won’t be chilled by a Cincinnati church leader’s objection to the organization backing embryonic stem cell research, a local theologian predicted.“I don’t think that bishops really ... [Published Boston Herald - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Why some are pouring cold water on ice bucket challenge that has raised nearly $42M for ALS research

The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars, but don’t expect U.S. diplomats, Barack Obama or Ohio Catholics to get in on the fun. The charity stunt calls on people to post videos on social media of themselves ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Is Artificial Insemination Wrong Even Among Married Couples?

by Father Tadeusz PacholczykArtificial insemination introduces sperm into a woman’s body by use of a thin tube (cannula) or other instrument to bring about a pregnancy.Artificial insemination can be either homologous (using sperm from a woman’s husband) ... [Published Diocese of Brooklyn Tablet - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Organ donation saves lives

Fourteen people die every day waiting for a healthy kidneyNicole Petrosky dreams of traveling to the radiant red sand dunes and grassy green savannahs of Namibia, one of the most striking landscapes in southwestern Africa, where one of her favorite big ... [Published Pittsburgh Catholic - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Making Sense of Bioethics: It will take courage to join science and ethics

By Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.ColumnistProducing human embryos in the laboratory for research purposes makes most people uneasy. Even those who tolerate the creation of embryos in test tubes so that infertile couples might have children will often ... [Published Diocese of Austin - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

University of Mary adds bioethics program to roster

/ 02:22 pm ( CNA ).- The University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., has teamed up with the National Catholic Bioethics Center to offer its students a master’s of science degree option in bioethics.“The University of Mary is answering the call from the Church ... [Published Catholic World Report - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Renegade researchers and the future of biomedical research

Producing human embryos in the laboratory for research purposes makes most people uneasy. Even those who tolerate the creation of embryos in test tubes so that infertile couples might have children will often have reservations about the creation of embryos ... [Published Catholic Chronicle - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

A cultural ‘window of opportunity’

Education and advocacy are needed now in a cultural "window of opportunity" to alert the majority of the population repulsed by the eugenics of the past to the near and present dangers of the "New Eugenics" movement, said Catholic leaders at the Bioethics ... [Published Angelus The Tidings Online - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jun 22 2014 - Updated Jun 22 2014 - 1 reports

Stem-cell advances may quell ethics debate

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Robert Waddell says he's glad the stem cells that healed him came from "a guy who was 50 years old" and not a human embryo.As a Catholic, Waddell opposes the destruction of embryos and didn't want to rely on embryonic stem cells to ... [Published Mansfield News Journal - Jun 22 2014]

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...of pro-life advocacy group Live Action and named earlier this year as one of CT's , also criticized the ALS Association for conducting embryonic . "It is noble to combat a deadly disease, and the ice bucket challenge definitely puts a fun spin on philanthropic efforts. That's why it's such a shame that the ALS Association, while striving to save some people, chooses to support research that thrives from experimenting on and killing tiny, innocent human beings" Rose said in a statement
"Several of our SJB families have shared their stories with us about experiences with ALS," Matson said. "I am proud to join with the teacher to accept the challenge locally and do our part. We also offer our prayers and support to our extended family at SJB and throughout the Niles community. "
“When we start imposing our own conditionality, saying "you have to have this or that quality before I will permit you to continue to live" as occurs in pre-implantation genetic diagnosis where we are assessing the status of individual human beings in their embryonic state, we have already...

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Stem Cell Concerns Don't Freeze Evangelical Ent... [Published Christianity Today - Aug 29 2014]
San Angelo Bishop Raises Concerns Over Ice Buck... [Published Big Country - Aug 26 2014]
Expert: Catholic objections won’t leave ALS fun... [Published Boston Herald - Aug 23 2014]
Archdiocese Throws Cold Water on ALS Ice Bucket... [Published NBC Chicago - Aug 22 2014]
Why some are pouring cold water on ice bucket c... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 21 2014]
Is Artificial Insemination Wrong Even Among Mar... [Published Diocese of Brooklyn Tablet - Aug 15 2014]
Organ donation saves lives [Published Pittsburgh Catholic - Aug 09 2014]
Making Sense of Bioethics: It will take courage... [Published Diocese of Austin - Aug 05 2014]
University of Mary adds bioethics program to ro... [Published Catholic World Report - Aug 01 2014]
Renegade researchers and the future of biomedic... [Published Catholic Chronicle - Aug 01 2014]
A cultural ‘window of opportunity’ [Published Angelus The Tidings Online - Jul 30 2014]
Stem-cell advances may quell ethics debate [Published Mansfield News Journal - Jun 22 2014]
Jahi McMath--accepting her life [Published RenewAmerica columns - Mar 18 2014]
Disputes over birth control fuel Obamacare fight [Published Georgetown/On Faith - Jan 29 2014]
Avera tries to steer through insurance dilemma [Published Argus Leader - Jan 26 2014]
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Why some are pouring cold water on ice bucket c... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 21 2014]
The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars, but don’t expect U.S. diplomats, Barack Obama or Ohio Catholics to get in on the fun. The charity stunt calls on people to post videos on social media of themselves ...
Jahi McMath--accepting her life [Published RenewAmerica columns - Mar 18 2014]
(Paul A. Byrne, M.D.) - [The following Response to "Jahi McMath and Determining Death," Ethics and Medics 39(3) March 2014, was submitted to National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) for publication, which was denied. Jahi McMath, a13 year old girl, is ...
Disputes over birth control fuel Obamacare fight [Published Georgetown/On Faith - Jan 29 2014]
WASHINGTON (RNS) Conception. Pregnancy. Abortion. Abortifacient. Those words today are in a rhetorical swamp where contesting religious, medical and political views muddy understanding. And soon the U.S. Supreme Court will wade in. On March 25, it ...
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