Capital Punishment

Raymond Arroyo & Father Tad Discuss Changes in the

Catechism of the Catholic Church

On August 2, 2018 Pope Francis, through the the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), altered the language of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) regarding the morality and application of capital punishment. Raymond Arroyo, host of The World Over, and Father Tad discuss the tension between this revision to the Catechism and the preceding tradition, noting how Cardinal Ladaria, the Prefect of the CDF, nonetheless noted that Pope Francis’ judgment “is not in contradiction with the prior teachings of the Magisterium.” Father Tad and Raymond discuss these and related issues, including the meaning of the term "inadmissible" as found within the new text of the CCC. See their vigorous exchange here:




An Interview on Abandoned Frozen Embryos

"They are all going to be thrown away anyway!"


Jane Hanson & Rev. Tad Pacholczyk, Ph.D.

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Jane Hanson, a former TV anchor and news correspondent for NBC New York, interviewed Father Tad for the NCBC on the question of using human embryos for stem cell research and experimentation in December of 2010. Step-by-step, Father Tad takes down the claims of advocates, emphasizing how very small children, even embryonic ones, remain fully entitled to the unconditional respect and protection enjoyed by older children and adults. Father Tad employs some memorable analogies to drive home the key points. You don't want to miss this interview!