Bioethics

Day for Life 2010: ‘ The meaning of Christian Death’

'Day for Life' Pastoral Letter on the meaning of Christian death (available in English, Irish and Polish languages) 3 October 2010 | Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference Day for Life 2010 'Lord, for your faithful people, life is changed, not ended' Download English...

Feature 12 December 2008 | Publication of ‘Dignitas Personae’

Video discussion and text of Dignitas Personae, Instruction on Certain Bioethical Questions, published by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Dignitas Personae Instruction on Certain Bioethical Questions The issues addressed in the document Dignitas...

Dignitas Personae

Instruction on Certain Bioethical Questions 12 December 2008 | Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Dignitas Personae, Instruction on Certain Bioethical Questions Text available to download here in pdf format (~ 165 Kb) Get Adobe Acrobat...

Dr Phil Boyle on Dignitas Personae

Dr Phil Boyle, fertility specialist at the Galway Clinic, Ireland, discusses some of the issues addressed in Dignitas Personae, Instruction on Certain Bioethical Questions, published by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on 12 December 2008:...

Bishop Donal Murray on Dignitas Personae

Bishop Donal Murray, Bishop of Limerick and Chair of the Irish Catholic Bishops' Consultative Group for Bioethics, discusses some of the issues addressed in Dignitas Personae, an Instruction on Certain Bioethical Questions, published by the Congregation for the...

End of Life Care – Summary

"DAY FOR LIFE" 2002 "End of Life Care - Ethical and Pastoral Issues" Irish Bishops' Committee for Bioethics SUMMARY Palliative Care avoids two extremes Advances in medicine and in technology mean that the taking of decisions about appropriate care for people who have...

Assisted Human Reproduction: Facts and Ethical Issues

Assisted Human Reproduction: Facts and Ethical Issues (Originally Published in 2000, by Veritas Publications, Dublin,for the Bishops’ Committee for Bioethics) (Text revised by the Bishops' Committee for Bioethics, April 3rd. 2003) Table of Contents Chapter 1 Assisted...