Columnists/Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk
Updated: January 14th, 2016
At the heart of the tragedy of addiction
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Addiction can be extremely harmful, and in some cases, fatal for those individuals ensnared by it. It can be seriously disruptive and damaging to those around them. Who is to blame when it comes to addiction? Family and friends may think to themselves, “Why can’t Jane just stop drinking...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Saturday, 02 January 2016
Sometimes people will point out: “We euthanize our pets when they suffer, and they are clearly creatures of God, so why can’t we euthanize a sick and suffering person who wants it? It seems like we treat our dogs and cats better than we t...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Thursday, 13 August 2015
The famous Olympian Bruce Jenner made headlines recently when he told ABC News, “For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman … That female side is part of me. That’s who I am.” He has been receiving hormonal treatments to acquire feminine tra...
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 o...
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...
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 Li...
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...
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...