Monday, May 10, 2021

Father Tad Teaches Bioethics at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, MO

 This is the fourth year that The National Catholic Bioethics Center has team-taught the Bioethics Class at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, MO. 


At the invitation of the Seminary Rector, Rev. James Mason, the final six classes this semester were taught by Father Tad Pacholczyk, Director of Education at the NCBC. The first six classes of the semester were taught by Father Donald Henke, Associate Professor of Moral Theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.




Please keep these men in your prayers as they continue to move towards priestly ordination!

Friday, April 30, 2021

Bioethics Class for St. John's Seminary Students in Boston Offered by the NCBC

The National Catholic Bioethics Center offered the bioethics class for transitional deacons this semester at St. John's Seminary in Boston. 

Father Tad proctored the lectures, which included presentations from NCBC staff ethicists, from NCBC president Dr. Joseph Meaney, and from Stephen Hannan, M.D., Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician at Health Park Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida. The NCBC has proctored the bioethics class for more than 10 years, and this year, a number of the lectures were presented via ZOOM.


Fr. Tad is shown with the students in the class during Dr. Hannan's in-person lecture. Students were from a number of different dioceses in Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Hanoi and Đà Lat in Vietnam and Kumbakonam in India. Elizabeth Lee, who oversees the grading of the seminarian's exams for the NCBC, also attended Dr. Hannan's lecture and met the students. 



Dr. Hannan presented a lecture on "Medical Issues Associated with CPR, Intubation and Mechanical Ventilation."

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Father Tad Speaks to Austin Legatus

 


Father Tad spoke in-person to the Legatus chapter in Austin, TX on January 20th, 2021 at The Austin Club downtown. Approximately 30 people attended, and an extended Question & Answer Session followed the post-dinner presentation addressing the Ethics of COVID-19 Vaccines.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Father Tad Speaks on COVID-19 at St. Pius X in Westerly, RI

 


Father Tad on Nov. 13th addressed about 90 people, socially-distanced throughout St. Pius X Catholic Church in Westerly, Rhode Island,  who came out for a presentation on "Vaccines, Ventilators and the Ethics of COVID-19." Father Najim, the pastor, introduced Father Tad, who then spoke and took questions for more than 90 minutes.


He discussed the phenomenon of the COVID-19 pandemic, looking at the ethical concerns around allocating limited resources like ventilators, and discussed ethical concerns related to vaccinations, including concerns that some vaccines are tested, developed or manufactured by reliance on cells derived from direct abortions. 


A full-length version of the talk is available for viewing at Lectures.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Father Tad Speaks on COVID at St. Raymond of Peñafort in Springfield, VA

 


Father Tad spoke to a full house (socially-distanced in the church hall) about "Vaccines, Ventilators and the Ethics of COVID-19" on September 19th at St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church in Springfield, VA. Father De Celles, the pastor, introduced Father Tad, who then spoke and took questions for more than 90 minutes.

He discussed the phenomenon of the COVID-19 pandemic, looking at its causes, the way it spreads, and the implications for certain ethical questions that arise as we seek to respond appropriately to the crisis. He addressed the ethical concerns around allocating limited resources like ventilators, and looked at issues related to vaccinations, including concerns about vaccines that are manufactured by reliance on cells derived from direct abortions. He also discussed categories of exemptions and questions relating to vaccine mandates.

The full talk is available for viewing at: Fr. Tad Talk - September 19, 2020 - St. Raymond of Peñafort.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

NCBC Two Day Bioethics Seminar Held at the University of Mary

On August 7th and 8th, the National Catholic Bioethics Center offered a series of lectures on bioethics in Bismarck, ND at the University of Mary. Dr. Joseph Meaney, Father Tad Pacholczyk, and Dr. Jozef Zalot presented on a range of bioethical topics, from brain death to transgender issues to contraception.

Father Tad, Director of Education for the NCBC, Presents on Assisted Reproductive Technologies


Dr. Jozef Zalot speaks to the socially-distanced participants on End of Life Decision Making

 

Dr. Joseph Meaney, NCBC President, speaks on Respecting Conscientious Judgments in Health Care

Julie Kelley smoothly managed and coordinated the conference, overseeing the registrations, set up and take down, meals and the break out sessions.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Fr. Tad Teaches Bioethics at Kenrick Glennon Seminary in St. Louis

Today Fr. Tad offered the seventh class of the semester at Kenrick Glennon Seminary in Saint Louis, Missouri. He will be teaching the remaining five classes of the semester. He has assisted faculty member Fr. Don Henke with providing bioethics instruction for the past 3 years, and this year 11 students from a number of dioceses are enrolled in the class. Father Tad's lecture today dealt with: 

The Science and Ethics of Stem Cell Research and Cloning

Next week's lecture will be entitled: 

Begotten Not Made: The Ethical Concerns Around In Vitro Fertilization.

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