The National Catholic Bioethics Center has been teaching the bioethics class to transitional deacons at Saint John's Seminary in Boston for more than 12 years. This year's class, for the first time, includes students from two seminaries:
1. Saint John's Seminary in Brighton/Boston, MA
2. Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, MA
Today Father Tad presented the first lecture, offering an overview of the work of the NCBC, and a discussion of the document from the Catholic bishops known as The Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services ("ERD's"). In attendance were 38 students, probably the largest class ever. Elizabeth Lee, who oversees the grading of the seminarian's exams for the NCBC, attended the class and met the students.
During next week's class, Dr. John Haas, president of the NCBC, will speak on
"Chastity in Marriage — NFP & Contraception."