Tag: Ethics

Opioids, Pain Management, and Addiction: Balancing Ethical Duties

Opioids, Pain Management, and Addiction: Balancing Ethical Duties

| Tadeusz Pacholczyk | September 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Almost two million Americans are now addicted to opioids. The National Institute on Drug Abuse notes that more than 100 people die each day in the U.S. from opioid overdoses. This unprecedented level of abuse — which involves not only heroin, but also prescription pain relievers such as OxyContin, Percocet, morphine, codeine, and fentanyl — has become a national crisis. Reportedly, about 80 percent of heroin addicts first misused prescription opioids. Yet for many patients, no pain-relieving options more effective than opioids exist. Figuring out how to use these powerful pharmacological agents in an appropriate and ethical manner is urgent and imperative.

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Americans surveyed on views on ethics of genetically engineering animals

Americans surveyed on views on ethics of genetically engineering animals

| Steve Larkin | August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Pew Research Center report released Aug. 16 found that Americans’ view of genetically engineering animals varies widely based on the intended purpose of the modifications.

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World needs leaders who are just, compassionate, merciful, pope says

World needs leaders who are just, compassionate, merciful, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | July 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The world needs leaders who can “put into practice a more just way for all of us to live in this world as sharers in a common destiny,” Pope Francis said.

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From readers – September 14, 2017

From readers – September 14, 2017

| September 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

Seeking joy
Christianity more than ethics
Better fact checking

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Vatican releases updated guidelines for bioethical questions

Vatican releases updated guidelines for bioethical questions

| Carol Glatz | February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

To offer clearly and accurately the Catholic Church’s positions on abortion, contraception, genetic engineering, fertility treatments, vaccines, frozen embryos and other life issues, the Vatican released an expanded and updated guide of the church’s bioethical teachings.

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Knowing who we are, knowing what we’re supposed to do

Knowing who we are, knowing what we’re supposed to do

| Bishop Robert Barron | October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

This fall, I am giving presentations to all of the high school teachers, staff and administrators in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. These annual talks are dedicated to a regular cycle of topics. This year, the theme is morality. Lucky me! My guess is that disquisitions on doctrine or Church history or pastoral practice wouldn’t raise too many hackles, but ethics is practically guaranteed to rile people up, especially now when issues of same-sex marriage, transgenderism and assisted suicide are so present to the public consciousness.

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Thirteenth annual Leading With Faith awards set for August 14

Thirteenth annual Leading With Faith awards set for August 14

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nominations are now being requested from throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Winners will be selected in each of three categories: large business, small business and nonprofit organizations.

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The adventure of classical morality

The adventure of classical morality

| Father Robert Barron | May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the most significant fault lines in Western culture opened up in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when what we now know as the “modern” world separated itself from the classical and medieval world.

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Higher education and ‘breaking good’

Higher education and ‘breaking good’

| John Garvey | May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Breaking Bad” is a television series on AMC about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug kingpin. It has quickly become a favorite of mine. Educator Walter White puts his chemistry skills to work in his own meth lab after he learns he has advanced-stage lung cancer and just two years to live. His teaching job, he reasons, will not provide nearly enough for his pregnant wife and his son, who has cerebral palsy.

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Same-sex marriage and the breakdown of moral argument

Same-sex marriage and the breakdown of moral argument

| Father Robert Barron | April 25, 2013 | 6 Comments

In his classic text “After Virtue,” the philosopher Alisdair MacIntyre lamented, not so much the immorality that runs rampant in our contemporary society, but something more fundamental and in the long run more dangerous — namely, that we are no longer even capable of having a real argument about moral matters.

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Leading with faith

Leading with faith

| August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit honors local business leaders guided by Catholic values

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MN professors behind new book on ethical business practices

MN professors behind new book on ethical business practices

| April 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

In an effort to help businesses stay strong and healthy, and avoid the occupational hazards of greed, overwork and exploitation, the Vatican’s justice and peace council has released a handbook for business educators and entrepreneurs.

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