LA Catholic Morning Radio Interview Archives
Topic: Ventilator Rationing
Triage and Rationing in the Midst of a Pandemic. Father Tad discusses the ethical issues around removing a ventilator from one person who has been using it, resulting in their death, and passing it onto another who would be expected to benefit from it.
Broadcast Date: April 29, 2020
Topics: Christian Girls and Abortion; Alzheimer's and Dementia
The Need for Support in Difficult Times. Father Tad considers the question of why Christian girls get abortions. Central to the discussion is the need for family support and help for the mother and the unborn child when an unexpected pregnancy occurs. In particular, for parents who are strong Christians themselves, and counseling chastity to their daughters, there is still a real need to emphasize: "Even if you do get pregnant, you know I have your back and will be there for you!"
The Dignity of a Human Being Even in Suffering. What constitutes proper care and treatment for the elderly carrying the cross of Alzheimer's or Dementia? How do we fully respect their shared humanity with us? Father discusses the temptations of the disposable culture we live in and affirms the abiding dignity of those who carry this cross.
Broadcast Date: February 19, 2020
Topics: The Hippocratic Oath for Doctors; Chinese Scientists Genetically Modify Human Babies
Safeguarding the Sacredness of Medicine. Father Tad talks with Todd and Michelle about the Hippocratic Oath, an oath written by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, and packed with natural law insights about medicine, health care, and the sacredness of the patient in medical practice.
Assuring that Scientific Research is Ethical. During the second half, they discuss the scientist who produced the first gene-edited babies surreptitiously, and the response of the Chinese authorities and the scientific community, looking especially at the question of whether scientists really are able to ethically police their own research activities.
Broadcast Date: January 29, 2020