Archive of December 13, 2008

Medical director receives degree in bioethics from pontifical university

Dec 13, 2008 - 05:36 pm .- Dr. Brungardt, medical director of Wichita’s Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, has received a licentiate degree in bioethics from the Rome-based School of Bioethics at Pontifical Regina Apostolorum University.  After traveling back and forth from Kansas to Rome over the past four years, Brungardt now has the knowledge to offer assistance to clergy regarding difficult bioethical questions.

Catholic hospital and bishop at odds over sterilizations

Dec 13, 2008 - 01:58 pm .- Controversy over alleged unethical sterilizations performed at a Catholic hospital continues in the Diocese of Tyler as Trinity Mother Francis Hospital and the local bishop dispute whether the hospital has performed tubal ligations and if the procedures violated Catholic medical ethics.

Cardinal George welcomes new Vatican bioethics document

Dec 13, 2008 - 06:21 am .- Cardinal Francis George, the Archbishop of Chicago and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has welcomed the new Vatican document on bioethics for considering the “profound ethical implications” related to procreation and the integrity of marriage.

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