Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic World News News Feature

Peter Singer invited to address Polish Catholic conference March 26, 2007

Australian bioethicist Peter Singer-- a proponent of legal abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide-- will be a guest at the 7th gathering of Catholic associations and organizations in Gniezno, Poland.

According to the spokesman for the Polish Catholic Information Agency, Marcin Przeciszewski, which helps to organize the event, "We invited Singer not so that he could propagate his views, but so that we may engage him in public discussion." Singer believes that animals should have the same legal rights as human beings.

Polish moral theologian Father Pawel Bortkiewicz stated: "Singer is the icon of the dark night in bioethics. He is a very controversial figure who however cannot be ignored." He asked: "Is an invitation to Singer to participate in a gathering organized by Catholic associations a good idea?" Without directly answering his own question, Father Bortkiewicz said: "While I am angered by his views, I would willingly discuss them with him."

According to Andrzej Suchcicki of the Association of Families and Caregivers of Persons with Down Syndrme: “Singer’s views are so extreme that I do not consider them a threat to Poland.”

Singer will partake in a discussion entitled “Bioethics? Opportunities and threats.”

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Another side of Francis: US-Cuba role shows Pope's diplomatic muscle 19 hours ago
Silly season: a Christmas approaches, a scholar questions whether Jesus ever existed 19 hours ago
The intrinsic immorality of torture: still not convinced? 24 hours ago
The Complexity of Reforming Religious Communities December 17
Speaking Softly to Women Religious December 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25
Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch sign joint declaration, lament persecution of Christians CWN - December 1
Consistory for new cardinals scheduled for February CWN - December 11
Vatican report on US women religious calls for further self-assessment CWN - December 16
Pope brokered deal to open US-Cuba ties CWN - December 17