For over twenty years The National Catholic Bioethics Center has worked with sponsorship from the Knights of Columbus to provide an opportunity for bishops to gather and reflect on moral issues in the Catholic health care ministry. In February 2007 160 bishops from 15 countries gathered with the NCBC staff and a group of expert speakers for the Twenty-first Workshop for Bishops. The topic for this workshop, Urged on by Christ: Catholic Health Care in Tension with Contemporary Culture was inspired our Pope Benedict XVI's first encyclical letter, Deus Caritas est a reflection on "love in action" in the Church's health care ministries and social service agencies.
5 DVD Set
Welcome Remarks and Keynote Addresses
(Prof. Edmund Pellegrino, His Eminence William Cardinal Levada)
Begotten, Not Made: Technological Reproduction and the Embryo Debates
(John M. Haas, Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Furton and Austriaco)
Hastening the End and Determining Its Time: Controversies on Death and Dying
(Thomas Pitre, Eugene F. Diamond)
Must Some Die So That Others May Live?
(Christopher Kaczor, T. Murphy Goodwin)
The Clash between Ministry and the Law: State-Mandate Procedures and the Viability of Catholic Health Care
(Marie T. Hilliard, Helen M. Alvare)