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Dr. John Haas Delivers Successful Presentations on Eugenics in Modern Society
July 2014
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Dr. John Haas Delivers Successful Presentations on Eugenics in Modern Society

July 30, 2014

President of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, Dr. John Haas, completed three powerful presentations this month at key events in Texas and Los Angeles. During his address concerning The Face of New Eugenics in Austin at St. John Neumann Parish, Dr. Haas grappled with the seemingly unmitigated­­­­--and ever increasing-- use of medical technology in manipulating humans from the unborn to the aged. The event was held by the Catholic Healthcare Guild of Central Texas and was close to capacity. Later, Dr. Haas went to the Chancery to give a presentation on end-of-life issues in an event sponsored by Seton Healthcare, the Diocese of Austin and the Texas Catholic Conference. This event was very well attended and even ran overtime as Dr. Haas answered numerous excellent questions from the audience.


Following the whirlwind of events in Texas, Dr. Haas headed West once more; this time he was to speak at the Eugenics and Ethics Conference of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The conference, held last weekend, July 26th, was a cooperative event between the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the National Catholic Bioethics Center. The event enjoyed the great support and preparation of NCBC board members, The Most Reverend Archbishop Gomez and Doctor Vincent Fortanese. Dr. Haas was happy to report that the event was: "Truly, a success." The event included not only Dr. Haas' presentation on the modern Threats and Challenges of Eugenics, but also from NCBC Director of Education, Father Tad Pacholczyk, who spoke at length on the The Catholic Moral Tradition in Defense of Human Dignity. Dominican Priest and Friend of the NCBC, Nicanor Austriaco, OP, S.T.L., Ph.D.,  also spoke on The New Biotechnologies of the 21st Century and Dr. Fortanasce, gave a talk entitled: The Spin – Hiding the Truth.


The event was followed by an award ceremony, where Dr. Haas had the pleasure of spending time with his colleagues and co-presenters as awards were given to Catholic individuals who have been influential in Los Angeles. You can read a full description of the event in the The Tidings newspaper online, HERE.


Congratulations to all who were involved in such an excellent endeavor.


More photographs from the event will be forthcoming and will appear on the NCBC BLOG, so be sure to check back there soon.


To see a poster from the event, click HERE


Thank you for all your incredible work, Dr. Haas!