The Catholic Bioethics Moments Series examines contemporary issues in Bioethics in light of Catholic Church Teaching. Combining interviews with definitions, excerpts from Catholic Church Teachings, and links to sources, the Catholic Bioethics Moments Series is an accessible resource for anyone wishing to learn more about Catholic Bioethics.
Moira McQueen, LL.B., M.Div., Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute and teaches in the Faculty of Theology at the University of St. Michael’s College. She has written and co-authored many articles in bioethics and moral theology. Her book, Bioethics Matters, was published by Novalis in 2008, with the revised edition released in 2011. Having practised as a lawyer prior to becoming an moral theologian, Dr. McQueen is interested in the interdisciplinary aspects of theology, law and medicine as they apply to everyday life. Pope Francis appointed Dr. McQueen to the International Theological Commission in 2014 for a five-year term.
Bridget Campion, Ph.D. is a moral theologian, bioethicist, and researcher with the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute. For many years she worked as a clinical ethicist in Catholic hospitals in Toronto and continues to practise as a health care ethics consultant, researching, writing and lecturing about issues in bioethics. Dr. Campion’s current interests include social justice and health care, particularly the social determinants of health and their effects on the wellbeing of individuals and communities.