Columnists/Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk
Updated: August 1st, 2014
Renegade researchers and the future of biomedical research
FATHER TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 01 August 2014
Producing human embryos in the laboratory for research purposes makes most people uneasy. Even those who tolerate the creation of embryos in test tubes so that infertile couples might have children will often have reservations about the creation of embryos to serve as experimental research material ...
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Saturday, 05 July 2014
A June 2014 article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), written by researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institutes of Health, points out that marijuana is not the harmless drug that many imagine. Rather, i...
FATHER TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 06 June 2014
A number of serious diseases are known to occur because of defects or mutations in our DNA. Curing such diseases could in principle be carried out by rewriting the DNA to fix the mutated base pairs. Yet until recently scientists have remained largely...
FATHER TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 02 May 2014
Among married men and women who undergo surgical sterilization through a vasectomy or a tubal ligation, it has been estimated that anywhere from 10 to 20 percent will come to regret the choice. Sometimes there may be an immediate awareness of wrongd...
FATHER TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 04 April 2014
Discrimination is often understood as acting out of prejudice against persons who differ from us and do not share our views, traits, values or lifestyles. The word “discrimination,” however, has an older meaning as well, namely, to draw a clear d...
FATHER TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 07 February 2014
In her still-widely-read 1971 article, “A Defense of Abortion,” Judith Jarvis Thomson sets up a thought experiment known as “The Famous Violinist Problem” to argue that abortion ought to be mo...
FATHER TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 03 January 2014
At the beginning of December, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a sweeping federal lawsuit against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops over its “Ethical and Religious Directives” for Ca...
FATHER TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 06 December 2013
Guilt has gotten a lot of bad press recently. We live in an age where guilt is practically always something bad, something to get past with the help of a shrink. Particularly when discussing sex, peop...
FATHER TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 01 November 2013
Private foundations and non-profit groups are frequently involved in advocating for particular causes, ranging from cancer research to protecting the environment. Some of these foundations rely almost...
FATHER TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 04 October 2013
 The world was shocked when the tragic and twisted case of Ariel Castro burst recently into the limelight. Before he took his own life in prison, he had kidnapped and repeatedly raped, humiliated...