Advances in technology, science, and medicine are having profound impact upon our everyday lives. From the escalating list of options to promote fertility and achieve having children to the difficult decisions regarding end of life care for a loved one, each of us confronts bioethical issues on a regular basis. Few have had time or training to reflect upon and weigh the moral values involved in making informed, Christian decisions.

Whether we realize it or not, each of is confronted with the issues of bioethics. Used in conversation the term “bioethics” often leads to blank looks. As we understand it, bioethics assesses the moral value or appropriateness of discoveries made in science, medicine, and technology and the impact of their use on our humanity as individuals, as families, as communities, and as a society.

The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity is pleased to assist you in understanding and assessing some of the most pressing bioethical issues of our day. If you are interested in more detailed or scholarly resources, please visit our flagship website at