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Father Tad Pacholczyk

Dissolving the dead

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In recent years, a number of U.S. states have legalized a new way to process human corpses that some have called “dissolving the dead.”...

Seeking the spiritual side of dementia

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The possibility of suffering from dementia later in life is a worrisome and unpleasant prospect for many of us. Most people I know would...

Homosexual men and chaste friendships

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Catholic men facing same-sex attractions often struggle with how they are supposed to handle their homoromantic feelings. Some clearly understand that the Church invites...

A great nation begins to come to its senses

This past weekend in Houston, I had the opportunity to speak at a religious liberty conference about transgender issues, homosexuality and contraception. The conference...

Treasuring our future timelines

Twenty-nine-year-old Dom Brand of South Carolina, in an apparently random act in 2020, shot and killed an 80-year-old woman named Mary Ann Elvington. His...

Dehumanizing one another

A female sharpshooter nicknamed “Lady Death” has recently become a Ukrainian folk hero for defiantly attacking Russian soldiers undercover. The young markswoman fought for several...

Too much morphine?

To help people navigate some of the complex decisions involved in end-of-life situations, the National Catholic Bioethics Center offers a free and confidential consultation...

The ethics of pig to human organ transplants

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Early this year, a Maryland man suffering from severe heart failure underwent a new experimental procedure, receiving a pig heart transplant. His medical team...

Eugenics, forced sterilization, and protecting the mentally-challenged

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Although most Americans today are unaware of it, the United States has a sad and extensive history of forced sterilizations, especially within the past...

New cures from embryonic stem cells?

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A recent article in the New York Times by Gina Kolata chronicles the remarkable story of a patient who for many years suffered from type...

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