After a lengthy hiatus, The National Catholic Bioethics Center has decided in 2019 to re-activate this Blog of current events. This posting is our first for the New Year.
This is the second year that The National Catholic Bioethics Center is team-teaching the Bioethics Class for transitional deacons at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, MO.
At the invitation of the Seminary Rector, Rev. James Mason, the first six classes are being taught by Father Tad Pacholczyk, Director of Education at the NCBC. The remaining six classes are being taught by Father Donald Henke, Associate Professor of Moral Theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and Pastor of St Joseph Catholic Church in Neier.
Today was the first day of class, with 14 students enrolled from the dioceses of St. Louis, MO; Kansas City, KS; Kansas City, MO; Wichita, KS; Omaha, NE; and Phat Diem, Vietnam. In the photo above, Father Henke and Father Tad are in the center.
Father Tad presented on the topic of human embryonic stem cell research, discussing the ethical concerns around this form of research (see: Stem Cells).
Please keep these men in your prayers as they prepare for priestly ordination in about 6 months!