Archive for June, 2012

June 28, 2012 – Feeding Tubes and Ventilators: Similarities and Differences

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Guest: Fr. Joseph Howard

Points to Make: The specific teaching of John Paul II on artificial nutrition and hydration and how feeding tubes/IVs differ from ventilators.

June 21, 2012 – Ordinary and Extraordinary Treatments in Medical Illness

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Guest: Fr. Joseph Howard

Points to Make: How we work closely with physicians to evaluate the particular clinical data of a given person at a given point in time to  determine whether treatments proposed are ethically ordinary or extraordinary.

June 14, 2012 – End of Life Issues from a Medical Perspective

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Guest: John Travaline, MD, Adult Pulmonology & Critical Care Medicine

Points to Make: Discussion of the Issues often faced in terminall illness and dying and how to respond to them medically and ethically in conformity with the Church.

June 7, 2012- Practical Applications of Donum Vitae and Dignitas Personae: Is there a “right to a Child?”

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Practical Applications of Donum Vitae and Dignitas Personae: Is there a “right to a Child?”

God wills that human life be generated within marriage by the spouses cooperating with Him in the act of marital relations. Life is a gift freely given by God with the parents cooperating as instruments.