There have been remarkable medical and technological advances so that the chronically ill can receive life-saving treatments. We can be truly thankful for such advances. And yet at some time or other we will all die. These same advances have led to more complex decision making about appropriate treatment.
Day for Life 2015 falls on Sunday 26 July. In this section you will find an experience-led reflection on the theme 'cherishing life, accepting death', biddin... Read more
In this article we have produced a digest of what the Catholic Church teaches with regard to end of life decisions. Read more
Pope Francis, in a reflection given at his weekly Wednesday audience, offered a meditation on the loss of a family member, the pain and suffering it brings,...Read more
Pope Francis used his reflection at Mass in the chapel at Casa Santa Marta on 19 May 2015, to talk about the ultimate meaning of every farewell – great or sm...Read more
The Anscombe Bioethics Centre is a Roman Catholic academic institute that engages with the moral questions arising in clinical practice and biomedical research. It brings to bear on those questions principles of natural law, virtue ethics, and the teaching of the Catholic Church, and seeks to develop the implications of that teaching for emerging fields of practice.