Three-parent embryo: a new solution or a new problem?

Moral theologian Fr David Garcia explores the ethics behind this developmentPhoto of an eight-cell human embryo. Last year, one couple had a baby from a three-parent-embryo procedure done in Mexico.It is now possible to have children from two genetic mothers and one father. It is popularly known as the three-parent embryo.In April, 2016, one couple benefited [...]

Some ethical concerns over Zika infections

Some people have suggested resorting to abortion and contraception in response to the Zika outbreak. Fr David Garcia looks at the issues.Women in the early stages of pregnancy, infected with the Zika virus, seem to have a higher number of microencephalic births. I will not concern myself with the facts of the disease but only [...]

Charity, Christian Anthropology, And New Global Ethics

“From the perspective of a humanity deprived of its soul and therefore deprived of a personal relationship with the Creator, what is technologically possible becomes morally licit, every experiment is acceptable, every population policy is permitted, every manipulation is legitimized. The most dangerous pitfall of this line of thought is, in fact, humanity’s absolutization: human [...]

Values: Of Means, Ends and Morality

In this final article in the series on Values by the Catholic Medical Guild and Caritas Singapore, we look at the fundamentals in ethical debates. A TROLLEY car is hurtling down a track. In its path are five people who will definitely be killed unless you, a bystander, flip a switch which will divert it [...]

Lack of Ethics in Economic Structures Worsens the Crisis

VATICAN CITY, 30 SEP 2011 (VIS) – On 27 September Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States, addressed the sixty-sixth General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, focusing his remarks on the principal challenges facing the international community: humanitarian emergencies, lack of religious freedom and the economic crisis. […]

Values: The ethics of homosexual acts

This is the second of two articles on homosexuality, we focus today on the core ethical question which ought to govern the debate on homosexuality: the dignity of the human person and his or her body.  This ongoing series on Values is by the Catholic Medical Guild and  Caritas Singapore. Everyone has an opinion on [...]

Concerning Sexual Ethics

Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – PERSONA HUMANA: Declaration on certain questions concerning Sexual Ethics Introduction According to contemporary scientific research, the human person is so profoundly affected by sexuality that it must be considered as one of the factors which give to each individual’s life the principal traits that distinguish it. [...]