Faith & Science

Several states are considering legislative measures to let physicians prescribe (but not administer) a lethal dose of a toxic drug to their patients, thereby assisting their patients to commit suicide. This is known as physician-assisted suicide. Advocates of this practice assure us that this can be a good choice for someone who is dying, or who wants to die.

If physician-assisted suicide really represents a “good choice,” we need to ask: why should only physicians be...


Last month, an advisory committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In a recent column, David O’Brien, associate director of Religious Education for Lay Ministry in the Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama recounts the story of

A recent news report chronicled a Chinese woman named Huang Yijun. Sixty years ago

A Catholic physician once related to me a powerful story about one of his patients, who had just received a diagnosis

People often surmise that same-sex attraction is inborn, and that homosexuals are “naturally gay”

The Catholic Church has long acknowledged the role of the medical professional in declaring death.

Married Catholics today often struggle to understand the moral difference between

During the 1990s, scientists discovered two gene mutations in the BRCA family of genes which significantly increase

Caregivers and health care professionals can and often do greatly assist those who are suffering and dying.

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