Columnists/Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk
Updated: August 1st, 2014
The banking of sperm and eggs before cancer treatments
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Thursday, 18 June 2015
Both chemotherapy and radiation can affect sexual organs and how they work. The American Cancer Society addresses the potential effects on male fertility this way: “Chemo may lower the number of sperm cells, reduce their ability to move, or cause other changes…. Because permanent sterility (infe...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Thursday, 04 June 2015
More than 20 years ago, Dr. David Eddy, writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, described how his mother, though not suffering from a terminal illness, chose to end her life through VSED (voluntarily stopping eating and drinking)....
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 03 April 2015
In 1978, Charles E. Rice, a former professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, made this prediction in his book “Beyond Abortion: The Theory and Practice:” “The abortion of the future will be by pill, suppository, or some other do-it-yourself m...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 06 February 2015
Occasionally we hear disturbing stories in the media about young people who perpetrate abuse against the elderly. In a widely reported 2009 story, for example, caretakers at the Quadrangle Assisted Living facility outside Philadelphia were charged in...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
A recent news report described the unusual story of a baby’s birth from his grandmother’s womb. A 29-year old woman from Sweden, born without a uterus, received a transplanted womb from her mother, the same womb that had brought her into the worl...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 05 December 2014
The prospect of a very attractive, recently-married young woman with a terminal illness facing excruciating pain and suffering as she dies is enough to move anyone. The life and death of 29-year-old B...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 07 November 2014
In the current debate over gay marriage, people sometimes ask: Who should define marriage? Democrats or Republicans in Congress? The Supreme Court? Should it be put to a referendum, allowing the major...
FATHER TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 03 October 2014
Planning for end of life situations is important. We should put in place an advance directive before our health takes a serious turn for the worse and we are no longer able to indicate our own wishes ...
FATHER TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 05 September 2014
Artificial insemination introduces sperm into a woman’s body by use of a thin tube (cannula) or other instrument to bring about a pregnancy. Artificial insemination can be either homologous (using s...
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 wi...