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Hospital bed

‘Mostly Dead’ is ‘Still Alive’

A possible upcoming revision to the Uniform Declaration of Death Act could subjectivize the all-important issue of when a human being is truly dead.

Dr. Christopher A. DeCock
May 1, 2023
A woman dancing in a field

The Dignity of Occupation

Viewing the dignity of the human person through a Christian lens brings occupational therapy to life.

Dr. Julie Sandvig
Oct 5, 2022
Holding hands

Bringing Purpose and Meaning to Healthcare

Saint Dymphna, the patron for those suffering nervous and mental afflictions, reminds us that Christ is the ultimate source of healing.

Dr. Jennifer Schroeder
Apr 7, 2022

The Principles of Catholic Bioethics

In the rapidly-developing health sciences, a firm foundation in the principles of Catholic bioethics illuminates the moral decision-making process of healthcare workers.

Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk
Dr. Mary Dockter
Feb 10, 2022
A valley of red flowers

Our Unbeknownst Legacy

A palliative care physician reflects on the recent passing of his father and the many patients he has encountered in the midst of their suffering, all in the light of Christ's redemption.

Dr. Christopher Kolker
Dec 16, 2021
A stethoscope

The Renewal of Catholic Health Sciences Education

How can students be formed as healthcare providers with a solid foundation in Catholic Social Teaching within the limits and opportunities of a secular curricular framework?

Dr. Mary Dockter
May 13, 2021
A Mother and Her Children

Reality Is Not Arbitrary

Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, joined Msgr. James P. Shea to discuss her work in the pro-life movement and the March for Life.

Jeanne Mancini
Msgr. James P. Shea
Jan 27, 2021
Marian Grotto at the University of Mary

She Looked at Me As if I Were a Person

Restoration of mind is necessary before a healthcare worker can meaningfully encounter and look upon patients as persons first—just as Mary did to St. Bernadette at Lourdes.

Dr. Lauren Emmel
Dec 28, 2020
The University of Toronto and Toronto Skyline

Institutionalizing a Catholic Culture in Professional Schools

The mission drift experienced by so many Catholic professional schools is rarely intentional, and the proper response is to institutionalize mission.

Dr. Michael J. Naughton
Dec 22, 2020
A Nurse in Protective Gear

The Vocation of Nursing

Dr. Marie T. Hilliard sat down with Msgr. James P. Shea to discuss her broad experience in bioethics and of the vocation of nursing, offering insights into difficult ethical questions.

Dr. Marie T. Hilliard
Msgr. James P. Shea
Dec 4, 2020