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

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

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.

May 17, 2012 – Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae

Guest: Fr. Joseph Howard, STL, Doctoral Candidate in Moral Theology & Bioethics, Catholic University

Points to Make: Why and on what authority the Church proclaims that each marital act must be open to the possibility of new life