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Is Neurotheology the Latest Trend in Bioethics?

What is the latest in bioethics?

One of the buzzwords of bioethics in the next few decades will likely be “neuro”.  When I was in medical school, we were told that little is known about how the brain works.  584 more words


Theology of the Body and Bioethics

In my first year of medical practice, I still clearly remember the case of a patient who came to me, truly distressed because he had committed an act of adultery with his secretary.  921 more words


Oh Death, Where Is Thy Sting?

On the Meaning of Suffering, Pain, and Death

A few years ago, I remember being at the scene of a traffic accident in the outskirts of Rome. 785 more words


The Last Generation?

By Fr Joseph Tham, LC

The month of May has begun, the smell of spring is in the air, and it is a month that motherhood is celebrated all over the word.   942 more words


Catholic Social Doctrine Reflects on Aging and Disability

Fr. Joseph Tham, LC, MD, PhD

Aging and Disability was the topic of the 20th General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life held on Feb 20-21, 2014 in Rome. 608 more words


Dilemmas faced by medical personnel during the SARS crisis

Fr Joseph Tham is a Catholic Priest, has doctoral degrees in medicine and bioethics, and is a contributor to Biltrix. In this article he presents a four-fold model for assessing the medical professional’s role in society, based on some reflections ten years after the 2003 SARS epidemic. 868 more words


Should We Live Forever

By Fr Joseph Tham

Recently, I read a book by Gilbert Meilaender, called Should We Live Forever? The Ethical Ambiguities of Aging.  The question of aging and immortality does not seem, at first glance, to be a bioethical topic.  818 more words