The use of ventilators can pose particulary challenging problems during end of life situations for families. When should we place a loved one on a ventilator? If somebody is on a ventilator, can we ever “pull the plug?” Understanding our moral duty depends upon whether the use of a ventilator in a particular case can be considered “ordinary” or “extraordinary.”
– Academy of Holy Angels seniors pack bags for families
– Father Jerome Fehn receives Silver St. George Emblem
– National Center for Fathering essay winners announced
– Messersmith wins Father Ward business administator award
– Franciscans honor Father Joncas with international award
– Hill-Murray School announces plans to build new space
– ‘Cheerful’ Catholic Bulletin ad salesman remembered
– Dorothy Day Center celebrates its big ‘Day’
– Dorwatha Woods honored for 25 years as principal at Ascension School
Talk of stadium shouldn’t mean legislators fumble the ball on housing
Tuve el privilegio de acompañar a los obispos de Estados Unidos y centenares de peregrinos a la isla de Cuba, para la visita del Papa Benedicto XVI. Los recuerdos de esta experiencia todavía están latentes. Visitamos Santiago y La Habana.
One widely-encountered idea today is that there is no black and white when it comes to morality, only a kind of “gray area.” This is often taken to mean that we really can’t know with certainty what is right and wrong, allowing us to “push into the gray” as we make certain moral decisions that at first glance appear to be immoral.