Are Human Laws Always Moral

Toward the end of the Second World War, as the Allied forces began to occupy the German strongholds and camps, they began to make horrific discoveries. Previously, there were only rumors of abuse of Jews and others in concentration camps.  But … Continued


By Rabbi Louis J. Feldman When the Roe vs. Wade decision was made on January 22, 1973, the floodgates of possibility for coercion against denominational institutions were wide open. The worst fears of the religious community were realized when a … Continued

New Doctors and the Hippocratic Oath

Excerpted by Elizabeth Hanink from article by Fritz Baumgartner MD, and Gabriel Flores MD.   Recently a member of the Scholl Advisory Board published a study in the Linacre Quarterly concerning the attitudes of future doctors with respect to the Hippocratic Oath. The … Continued

Elder Abuse – A National Plague

By Elizabeth Hanink, RN, PHN, BSN   Child abuse is routinely reported in gruesome detail and we wonder how anyone could do such things to a youngster. Sadly, elder abuse is a growing criminal problem, much less reported, barely acknowledged even. It often involves … Continued

Patient Autonomy? Don’t Be Too Sure

By Germaine Wensley RN   A recently developed protocol, futile care, may directly impact your life by posing a threat to your patient autonomy. Let me explain why. When patients enter a medical facility, they usually expect that they or their surrogate will … Continued

Aging Gracefully

by Father Tad Pacholczyk Director of Education The National Catholic Bioethics Center   It seems odd, even a bit repulsive, when we encounter tales of elderly men running after women who are young enough to be their granddaughters. The wheelchair-bound … Continued

Blessings Through Suffering

An Introduction by Molly Grace Israel, RN, BSN, President of Scholl Institute of Bioethics According to Webster, suffering means “the bearing of pain, distress, etc.” Seldom do we hear in our society that suffering is a blessing, instead it is something to … Continued