Medical Ethics

The Moral Limits of Medical Research and Treatment Pope Pius XII
Dangers of Genetic Manipulation Pope John Paul II
Responses to questions proposed concerning uterine isolation and related matters Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, Fifth Edition United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Articles in Thinking Faith, the online journal of the Jesuits in Britain
Considering Synthia: What Is Synthetic Biology All About? Dr Murdo Macdonald
Dignitas Personae: A New Vatican Document on Bioethics Dr David Jones
An Ethical Look at Human-Animal Embryos Dr. David Albert Jones
Viability and the Law Heythrop Institute for Religion, Ethics and Public Life

Articles in The Way, an international journal of contemporary Christian spirituality, published by the British Jesuits
Bioethics and the Spiritual Liz Hepburn
Christian Social Ethics and Health Care Moni McIntyre
A Vocation to Academic Medicine Edmond A. Murphy

Articles from the Pontifical Academy for Life
Prospects for Xenotransplantation: Scientific Aspects and Ethical Considerations
Declaration on the Production and the Scientific and Therapeutic Use of the Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Reflections on Cloning
Concluding Communique on the "Ethics of Biomedical Research: For a Christian Vision"
Stem Cell Technology and Other Innovative Therapies
Joint Statement on the Vegetative State
Final Communique on "The Dignity of Human Procreation and Reproductive Technologies: Anthropological and Ethical Aspects"

Articles in Church Life Journal, a journal of the McGrath Institute for Church Life
The Next Big Picture in Bioethics Charles C. Camosy
Hard Lessons for the Medical Frontlines Bo Bonner & Kristin Collier

Articles in Theological Studies, a quarterly journal of theology published by the Jesuits of the United States and Canada
Ordinary and Extraordinary Treatments: When Does Quality of Life Count? Gilbert Meilaender
Bioethical Decisions to End Life Lisa Sowle Cahill
By Whose Authority? Emerging Issues in Medical Ethics Daniel P. Sulmasy
The PVS Patient and the Forgoing/Withdrawing of Medical Nutrition and Hydration Thomas A. Shannon and James J. Walter
Vatican Instruction on Reproductive Technology Edward V. Vacek
Two-Step Fantastic: The Continuing Case of Brother Fox Paul Ramsey
The Encyclopedia of Bioethics Daniel C. Maguire
The Distinction between Killing and Allowing to Die Gilbert Meilaender
Transplantation of Organs: A Comment on Paul Ramsey Richard A. McCormick
Genetic Medicine: Notes on the Moral Literature Richard A. McCormick
Some Recent Developments in Genetics Richard Roblin
Epilepsy in Canon 984 and Modern Medical Therapy Thomas J. O'Donnell
Definitive Pelvic Surgery: A Moral Evaluation Thomas J. O'Donnell
Intravaginal Instruments: A Medico-Moral Evaluation Thomas J. O'Donnell
Moral Principles of Anesthesia: A Re-evaluation Thomas J. O'Donnell
The Morality of Mutilation: Towards a Revision of the Treatise Gerald Kelly
Double Vasectomy and the Impediment of Impotence John C. Ford
Pope Pius XII and the Principle of Totality Gerald Kelly
Scientific Psychopathology and Religious Issues Gregory Zilboorg
Moral Reflections on Psychiatric Abreaction Andre Snoeck
The Duty to Preserve Life Gerald Kelly
The Duty of Using Artificial Means of Preserving Life Gerald Kelly
Reoperation after Double Vasectomy Catherine E. Clifford
The Morality of Castration for Carcinoma of the Prostate John J. Clifford
When "Meats Are Like Medicines": Vitoria and Lessius on the Role of Food in the Duty to Preserve Life Julia Fleming
Bioethics Lisa Sowle Cahill
Did John Paul II's Allocution on Life-Sustaining Treatments Revise Tradition? A Response to Thomas A. Shannon and James J. Walter Kenneth R. Himes, James F. Keenan and John J. Paris
A Reply to Professors Paris, Keenan, and Himes Thomas A. Shannon and James J. Walter
Assisted Nutrition and Hydration and the Catholic Tradition: The Case of Terri Schiavo Thomas A. Shannon
Genetic Anomaly or Genetic Diversity: Thinking in the Key of Disability on the Human Genome Mary Jo Iozzio
Beyond a Western Bioethics? Maura A. Ryan
Christian Doctrines, Ethical Issues, and Human Genetics Jack Mahoney

Podcasts from Creighton University
Medical Research Kevin Fitzgerald, SJ
Medical Ethics Todd Salzman, Ph.D.

Articles in Verbum et Ecclesia, an international, South African open-access, peer reviewed and accredited, online journal
Natality. A Theological Approach to an Anthropological Basic Concept in the Context of Bioethics UHJ Kortner
Towards a Theology of HIV/AIDS A van Wyngaard

Articles in Loyola University Chicago Law Journal
From Quinlan to Cruzan to Schiavo: What Have We Learned? William H. Colby
Terri Schiavo: Unsettling the Settled Lois Shepherd
The Right to Die: The Broken Road from Quinlan to Schiavo Annette E. Clark
Critical Essay: Musings on the Need to Convince Some People with Disabilities that End-of-Life Decision-Making Advocates Are Not Out to Get Them Kathy L. Cerminara
On Hastening Death Without Violating Legal and Moral Prohibitions Norman L. Cantor
The Shattered Vessel: The Dying Person in Jewish Law and Ethics Philip J. Bentley, DD

Articles in Communio
Begotten, Not Made Robert Spaemann
Altered Nuclear Transfer: A Critique of a CritiqueNicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco
The Primacy of the Organism: Response to Nicanor Austriaco Adrian J. Walker
A Way Around the Cloning Objection Against ANT? A Brief Response to the Joint Statement on the Production of Pluripotent Stem Cells by Oocyte Assisted Reprogramming Adrian J. Walker
Veritatis Splendor and the Foundations of Bioethics: Notes Toward an Assessment of Altered Nuclear Transfer (ANT) and Embryonic (Pluripotent) Stem Cell Research David L. Schindler
ANT-OAR: Is Its Underlying Philosophy of Biology Sound? Jose Granados
Joint Statement on the OAR Proposal: A Response to Criticisms Stuart W. Swetland and William L. Saunders
ANT-OAR: A Morally Acceptable Means for Deriving Stem Cells. A Reply to CriticismsE. Christian Brugger
Reasonable Doubts. A Reply to E. Christian Brugger Adrian J. Walker
Who Are the Real Aristotelians? A Response to Edward J. Furton Adrian J. Walker
Agere sequitur esse: What Does It Mean? A Reply to Father Austriaco David L. Schindler

Articles in the Fordham Urban Law Journal
The Role of a Lawyer's Morals and Religion When Counseling Clients in Bioethics Joseph Allegretti
Religious Contributions to the Bioethics Debate: Utilizing Legal Rights While Avoiding Scientific Temptations Steven Goldberg
Toward Epistemic Justice: A Response to Professor Goldberg Dominic J. Balestra
Protestant Perspectives on Informed Consent (Particularly in Research Involving Human Participants) James F. Childress
The Physician's Conscience, Conscience Clauses, and Religious Belief: A Catholic Perspective Edmund D. Pellegrino
Religious Teachings and Reflections on Advance Directive - Religious Values and Legal Dilemmas in Bioethics: An Islamic Perspective Faroque A. Khan

Articles from the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame
A Thomistic Foundation for Reform within Medicine Jason Eberl
Formation and Renewal in Medicine and Bioethics Mark Cherry
Distinctively Catholic Healthcare Maureen Kramlich

Articles in Cambridge Papers
Cloning Humans: Distorting the Image of God? Denis R Alexander
Genetic Engineering in God's World Denis Alexander

Articles from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University
Voluntary Health Risks: Who Should Pay? Claire Andre, Manuel Velasquez, and Tim Mazur
Aged-Based Health Care Rationing: Challenges for an Aging Society Claire Andre and Manuel Velasquez

Articles from other sources
Silent Protest: A Catholic Justice Dissents in Buck v. Bell Phillip Thompson
Bioethics, Culture and Collaboration Nicholas Tonti-Fillipini
A Pastoral Paradigm of Catholic Health Care Mark Shaw
Redefining Spirit Through the Body for the Healing and Flourishing of Trauma Survivors Paige Cargioli
Morality of Patenting Living Organism Fr Sean McDonagh, SSC
Some Christian Perspectives on Health and SicknessGerry O'Hanlon SJ
Kentucky's Advance Health Care Directives and Organ Donation: A Catholic Perspective Catholic bishops of Kentucky
Buddhism and Medical Ethics: A Bibliographic Introduction James J. Hughes and Damien Keown
Development of Church Teaching on Prolonging Life Kevin D. O'Rourke, O.P., J.C.D.
Causing Death and Allowing to Die David J. Atkinson
The Physician's Duty to Preserve Life by Extraordinary Means John A. Goodwine

The National Catholic Bioethics Center
The Anscombe Bioethics Centre
Bioethics Articles Markkula Center for Applied Ethics



Declaration on Procured Abortion Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
On Combatting Abortion and Euthanasia John Paul II
Abortion National Conference of Catholic Bishops webpage
Faithful For Life Bishops' Pro-Life Activities Committee
For the Love of Life Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., of Fall River, MA
ELCA Abortion Statement Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Moral and Spiritual Issues Raised by the Practice of Abortion Reformed Church in America


Articles in Theological Studies, a quarterly journal of theology published by the Jesuits of the United States and Canada
Delayed Hominization (2): A Rejoinder to Thomas Shannon Mark Johnson
Delayed Hominization: A Response to Mark Johnson Thomas A. Shannon
Delayed Hominization, Reflections on Some Recent Catholic Claims for Delayed Hominization Mark Johnson
Individuality, Personal Identity, and the Moral Status of the Preembryo: A Response to Mark Johnson Jean Porter
The Doctrinal Weight of Evangelium Vitae Francis A. Sullivan
Moral Methodology and Pastoral Responsiveness: The Case of Abortion and the Care of Children Todd David Whitmore
The Embryo and the Fetus: New Moral Contexts Lisa Sowle Cahill
Genesis and Abortion: An Exegetical Test of a Biblical Warrant in Ethics William Kurz
Medicaid and Abortion Richard A. McCormick
Abortion and the Duty to Preserve Life John R. Connery
New Dimensions of Responsible Parenthood Bernard Haring
Abortion, Animation, and Biological Hominization James J. Diamond
A New Approach to the Abortion Problem Louis Dupre
Fetal Development Andre E. Hellegers
Religious Residues and Presuppositions in the American Debate on AbortionGeorge Hunston Williams
Immediate Animation and Delayed Hominization Joseph F. Donceel
The Abortion Debate: An Epistemological Interpretation John Giles Milhaven
The Wonder of Myself: Ethical-Theological Aspects of Direct Abortion Joseph T. Mangan
The Jurisprudential Options on Abortion Robert F. Drinan
Grisez on Abortion John R. Connery

Articles in University of St. Thomas Law Journal
An Effort to Articulate a Catholic Realist Approach to Abortion Susan J. Stabile
Unraveling the Seamless Garment: Loose Threads in Pro-Life Progressivism Susan Frelich Appleton
The Consistent Ethic of Life: A Proposal for Improving Its Legislative Grasp Helen M. Alvare

Articles in America
Pro-Life, Anti-Death Penalty? James R. Kelly and Christopher Kudlac
Abortion as a Sacramental Moment? The Misguided Morality of 'The Cider House Rules' Paul W. McNellis

Articles in Word & World, a quarterly journal of theology, published by the faculty of Luther Seminary
Abortion and Creation: A Response for Communities of Faith Ned Wisnefske
The Churches' Response to Abortion Roy J. Enquist

Articles in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Reflections from the Old Testament on Abortion Bruce K. Waltke
Abortion and the Incarnation Graham A.D. Scott

Articles in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America
Catholic Moral Teaching and Abortion Laws in America Robert F. Drinan
Past Church Teaching on Abortion Richard A. McCormick

Articles from other sources
A Response to Amnesty International's Abortion Policy in Light of Mulieris Dignitatem Jane F. Adolphe
John Courtney Murray and the Abortion Debate Susan J. Stabile
Hindu Ethics on the Moral Question of Abortion Edward Omar Moad
Abortion, Bishops, Eucharist, and Politicians: A Question of Communion Gregory C. Sisk and Charles J. Reid, Jr., pages 259-262, 275-287
Buddhism and the Morality of Abortion Michael G. Barnhart
Abortion: Whose Values? Whose Rights? Helen Alvare, Marie C. Wilson, and Naomi Wolf
John Salvi, Abortion Clinic Violence, and Catholic Right Conspiracism Chip Berlet
Abortion Theologically Understood Stanley Hauerwas
Buddhism and Abortion: A Western Approach James Hughes
Abortion Catholic Encyclopedia, 1907


Abortion access: All sides of the issue Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
World Abortion Policies, 2017 United Nations Population Division, Department for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis



The Gospel of Life Pope John Paul II. See Chapter III, articles 64-67
On Combatting Abortion and Euthanasia Pope John Paul II
Declaration on Euthanasia Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Pastoral Letter to the Catholic People of New Zealand on Euthanasia
Faithful For Life Bishops' Pro-Life Activities Committee
Violations Against the Dignity of Human Life - Doctor Assisted Suicide Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan
Legalized Euthanasia-An Enemy to Civilized Society Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan
Reverence for Life Catholic Bishops of Japan
Now and at the Hour of Our Death Bishops of Wisconsin
For the Love of Life Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap.
End-of-Life Decisions Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Moral Questions-Euthanasia Joint Commission between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Methodist Council


Articles in Theological Studies, a quarterly journal of theology published by the Jesuits of the United States and Canada
Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, and The Law M. Cathleen Kaveny
The Doctrinal Weight of Evangelium Vitae Francis A. Sullivan
Active Euthanasia John J. Paris

Articles from other sources
Legalizing Euthanasia for Children in the Netherlands H.E. Msgr. Elio Sgreccia
The Impact of New Medical Technology upon Attitudes Towards Euthanasia Among Akans Kwasi Agyeman, page 203
A Time to Live, A Time To Die--But is it for us to decide which is which? Sidney Callahan
Euthanasia in the Catholic Tradition Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
Legalizing Euthanasia: Medical Perspectives on Death and Dying Derek Humphry and Richard Gula, S.S., Ph.D.
Euthanasia and Christian Ethics Millard J. Erickson and Ines E. Bowers


Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Seven Reasons Why They Should Not Be Legalized Luke Gormally
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Compassionate Healthcare Network
Glossary of terms concerning "end of life" issues Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization
Nazi Euthanasia
Islam and Euthanasia

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