For People in the Pews (FPIP) is an “everyday bioethics” lecture series designed for parishes and other interested groups. Understanding bioethical principles has become increasingly important as science and medicine develop new techniques. Sometimes these raise moral questions that seem to challenge Catholic teaching on the dignity of human life.
When unexpectedly confronted with moral and ethical dilemmas related to biotechnologies, many people may find themselves at a loss and seek guidance.
Part 1: A Catholic Perspective on Ethics
Foundations of Catholic Ethics:
Scripture and Tradition
Foundations of Catholic Bioethics
Part 2: Reproductive Issues
Stem cell research and cloning
Part 3: End-of-Life Issues
Withdrawal of treatment
Pain and Suffering
Part 4: Euthanasia and Assisted Dying
Sacrament of the Sick