Event Title

New Frontiers: Gerald Kelly, S.J. and the future of Catholic biomedical ethics

Presenter Information

Paul Wojda

Start Date

14-4-2016 7:30 PM

End Date

14-4-2016 9:00 PM

Location

Owens Science Center Room 150

Description

Gerald Kelly (1902-1964) has been called the “father” of American Catholic Medical ethics. Despite this accolade, his work is not well known. He has largely been viewed as representative of a discredited, “pre-Vatican II” approach to questions of medical morality. In this lecture Dr. Wojda offers a reconsideration of Kelly’s legacy, arguing that Kelly’s work exhibits virtues more relevant today than ever.

Paul J. Wojda, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the theology department at

St. Thomas, where he has taught since 1992. In addition to his teaching, Dr.

Wojda has worked in a variety of capacities in the area of Catholic healthcare

ethics both locally and nationally. He is the former chair of the Archdiocesan

Biomedical Ethics Commission and has consulted on ethical issues for both

Catholic and secular healthcare providers.

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New Frontiers: Gerald Kelly, S.J. and the future of Catholic biomedical ethics

Owens Science Center Room 150

Gerald Kelly (1902-1964) has been called the “father” of American Catholic Medical ethics. Despite this accolade, his work is not well known. He has largely been viewed as representative of a discredited, “pre-Vatican II” approach to questions of medical morality. In this lecture Dr. Wojda offers a reconsideration of Kelly’s legacy, arguing that Kelly’s work exhibits virtues more relevant today than ever.

Paul J. Wojda, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the theology department at

St. Thomas, where he has taught since 1992. In addition to his teaching, Dr.

Wojda has worked in a variety of capacities in the area of Catholic healthcare

ethics both locally and nationally. He is the former chair of the Archdiocesan

Biomedical Ethics Commission and has consulted on ethical issues for both

Catholic and secular healthcare providers.