News archive 2008

Launch of ‘Dignitas Personae, Instruction on Certain Bioethical Questions’

PRESS RELEASE
12 December 2008

Launch of ‘Dignitas Personae, Instruction on Certain Bioethical Questions’

Today in Rome the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith publishes Dignitas Personae, Instruction on Certain Bioethical Questions.  The launch takes place at 11:00am Irish time.

As part of the promotion of this launch, you are invited to view two short video recordings on the homepage of www.catholicbishops.ie.  In these recordings Bishop Donal Murray, Bishop of Limerick and Chair of the Bioethics Consultative Group of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference and Dr Phil Boyle, a fertility specialist at the Galway Clinic, discuss issues addressed in Dignitas Personae.

Also available in this web feature on www.catholicbishops.ie

  • A text copy of Dignitas Personae
  • What is a Person?, a publication by Bishop Donal Murray
  • Related links and useful information:

www.academiavita.org
www.healthcare-ethics.ie
www.linacre.org
www.fertilitycare.net
www.davidalton.com
www.stemcellresearch.org

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Martin Long, Director of Communications (086 172 7678)
Kathy Tynan, Communications Officer (086 817 5674)

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