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‘Catholic bioethics needs to be reoriented and revivified,’ new pontifical academy member says

February 18, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: M. Therese Lysaught, a Loyola University Chicago medical ethicist, was appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life in December. Lysaught called on Catholic bioethicists to “move the table” and consider questions from the point of view of the marginalized; she added, “Where is the conversation about Catholic complicity with racism?”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Feb. 18, 2021 5:49 PM ET USA

    Yes, answering the question of "Catholic complicity with racism" is precisely the type of question the Pontifical Academy for Life ought to take as its priority. Even the Academy's president points out that "it is not a change of topic", but a service to "those who do not feel exactly the same way we do". I am now imagining that I would like to write a doctoral dissertation on defense of the proposition that human life is sacred. For sure, I would focus on "Catholic complicity with racism".