Humanity and Bioethics

  • Abortion: The Myths, the Realities, and the Arguments, by Germain Grisez (New York, Cleveland: Corpus Books, 1970). Available in PDF format at The Way of the Lord Jesus (copyright 2009). [N.B., The book provides a history and summary of the abortion issue. The webpage states: “Because Grisez… published it before Roe v. Wade, much of its content is out of date… However, some parts of this book remain relevant and sound, and careful readers may find them useful.”]
  • The Bible and Rationalism; or, Answer to Difficulties in the Mosaic Cosmogony, Anthropology, and Biblical Chronology, by John Thein. (St. Louis, Mo., B. Herder, 1901). Part 4 of 4. Concerns the Bible and scientific theories. With Imprimatur. Available on Internet Archive.
  • Birth control: a statement of Christian doctrine against the Neo-Malthusians, by Sutherland, Halliday (New York : P. J. Kenedy & sons, 1922). Available at Manybooks.net, Internet Archive and Open Library. Apologetics, Bioethics, Ethics, Morals.
  • Christian anthropology, by John Thein, with an introduction by Prof. Chas. G. Herbermann, Ph.D. (New York, Cincinnati: Benziger Brothers, 1892). Available at Internet Archive. [N.B., No Imprimatur, but it is published by a reputable Catholic publisher, and the content appears to be Catholic.]
  • Communio: International Catholic Review, vol. 32, no. 1, The Baptism in the Jordan (Spring 2005). The following articles may be downloaded in PDF format through this page of Communio: ”The Ages of the Life of Jesus: The Mystery of the Baptism in the Jordan” by José Granados, ”Liturgical Architecture and the Classical Tradition: A Balthasarian Approach” by Denis R. McNamara, and various articles on the Altered Nuclear Transfer Proposal for stem cell reproduction, including ”A Way Around the Cloning Objection Against ANT? A Brief Response to the Joint Statement on the Production of Pluripotent Stem Cells by Oocyte Assisted Reprogramming” by Adrian J. Walker and ”Veritatis Splendor and the Foundations of Bioethics: Notes Toward an Assessment of Altered Nuclear Transfer (ANT) and Embryonic (Pluripotent) Stem Cell Research”, by David L. Schindler.
  • Communio: International Catholic Review, vol. 32, no. 4: God and Reason (Winter 2005). The following articles may be downloaded in PDF format through this page of Communio: “Rationality and Faith in God” by Robert Spaemann, ”’Wie kommt der Mensch in die Theologie?’: Heidegger, Hegel, and the Stakes of Onto-Theo-Logy” by D. C. Schindler, and various articles on the Altered Nuclear Transfer Proposal for stem cell reproduction, including “ANT-OAR: A Morally Acceptable Means for Deriving Stem Cells. A Reply to Criticisms” by E. Christian Brugger, and “Reasonable Doubts. A Reply to E. Christian Brugger” by Adrian J. Walker.
  • Communion and Stewardship: Human Persons Created in the Image of God, by the International Theological Commission (2004). Available on the website of the Holy See and on Evangelical Catholic Apologetics.
  • Contraception and the Natural Law, by Germain Grisez (Milwaukee: Bruce, 1965). Available in PDF format at The Way of the Lord Jesus (copyright 2009).
  • Critiques of Altered Nuclear Transfer (ANT) and Oocyte Assisted Reprogramming (OAR). Various articles from Communio: International Catholic Review 2004-2006 concerning proposed methods of stem cell reproduction, which may be downloaded separately in PDF format through Communio.
  • Dignitatis Personae: Instruction on Certain Bioethical Questions, by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, September 8, 2008. May be read online at the Holy See. A Summary of the Instruction is also available at the Holy See.
  • Eugenics and Other Evils, by G.K. Chesterton (1922). Available at Manybooks.net and Project Gutenberg.
  • Eugenics and Other Evils [Audiobook], by G.K. Chesterton (1922). Available at LibriVox.org.
  • Europe’s Social Agenda: Why is the European Union Regulating Morality? (white paper series number nine), by Maciej Golubiewski (New York: International Organizations Research Group, 2008). 68 pages. Available in PDF format, with an Executive Summary in PDF format, at C-FAM, which states: “The EU has been active in funding programs aimed at changing prevailing religious and cultural attitudes with regards to human life and sexuality…  The article points to dangers of the nascent bureaucratically imposed human rights regime…”
  • Ford Foundation: Founder of Modern Population Control (White Paper Number Four), by Martin Morse Wooster (New York: International Organizations Research Group, 2004). Available in PDF format at C-FAM.
  • God, Man and Religion: being part I of a short apologetic series, by Ernest R. Hull, S.J. (Bombay: Examiner Press; New York: P.J. Kenedy & Sons; etc., 1914). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library
  • Health & Holiness: a Study of the Relations Between Brother Ass, the Body, and his Rider, the Soul (London: Burns & Oates, [1905]). With Imprimatur dated 1905. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Heretics, by G.K. Chesterton. Available in multiple formats at Manybooks. and Project Gutenberg. Audiobook available at LibriVox.org.
  • International Pro-Abortion Litigation Strategy: An Anti-Democratic Plan to Force Legalized Abortion on the World’s Governments (White Paper Number Six), by Stephen M. Krason, J.D., Ph.D. (New York: International Organizations Research Group, 2006). 26 pages. Available in PDF format at C-FAM.
  • Jura et Bona: Declaration on Euthanasia, by Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, May 5, 1980. Available on Catholic Insight.
  • Lay Witness Magazine: Resources for Living the Catholic Faith (July/August 1999). Available at Catholics United for the Faith. Includes the articles “Biblical Models for Women” by Stacy Mitch, “Contraception and the Trivialization of Sex” by Donald DeMarco, and “Power for Living” by Curtis Martin.
  • Lay Witness Magazine: Resources for Living the Catholic Faith (Sep/Oct 2003). Available at Catholics United for the Faith. Includes the article “The Luminous Mysteries for Families” by Fr. Charles M. Mangan.
  • Lay Witness Magazine: Resources for Living the Catholic Faith (January/February 2004). Available at Catholics United for the Faith. Includes the articles “Contraception and the Consistent Life Ethic” by Jason T. Adams, “Protecting the Culture of Life in the Philippines” by Steven Mosher, “The Church and “Domestic Partners”” by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin.
  • Lay Witness Magazine: Resources for Living the Catholic Faith (Sep/Oct 2008). Available at Catholics United for the Faith. This 40th anniversary issue (which is combined with the July/August 2008 issue) includes the articles “Evangelization and the Laity” by H. Lyman Stebbins, “The Problem of Porn” by Bishop Michael Sheridan, “Who’s Hiding in the Closet Now?” by Leon Suprenant.
  • Lay Witness Magazine: Resources for Living the Catholic Faith (Nov/Dec 2011). Available at Catholics United for the Faith. Includes the articles “The New Evangelists: You and I” by Regis Flaherty, “The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Years: The Nuts and Bolts of Staying Sane and Happy While Waiting for Mr. Right: An Interview with Emily Stimpson” by Emily Stimpson, and “The Lost Art of Apprenticeship: Modernity’s Suspicion of Tradition and the Culture of Independent Thinkers” by Edward P. Sri.
  • Lay Witness Magazine: Resources for Living the Catholic Faith (Jul/Aug 2012). Available at Catholics United for the Faith. Contains the articles “Planned Barrenhood: Sterilization and its Discontents” by Patrick Coffin and “The Medium is the Message: Incarnating the Love of God” by Chris Sparks.
  • Living Tradition: Organ of the Roman Theological Forum, no. 43 (September-November 1992). Contains “The Ex Cathedra Status of the Encyclical Humanae Vitae”, by Brian W. Harrison. Available at the Roman Theological Forum.
  • A Manual of Modern Scholastic Philosophy, Volume I: Cosmology, Psychology, Epistemology (Criteriology), General Metaphysics (Ontology), by Cardinal Mercier and Professors of the Higher Institute of Philosophy, Louvain, authorized translation and eighth edition by T.L. Parker and S.A. Parker, with a preface by P. Coffey, Ph.D. (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.; St. Louis: B. Herder, 1916). Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The Millennium Development Goals: In Light of Catholic Social Teaching (White Paper, Number Ten), by Terrence McKeegan, J.D. and D. Brian Scarnecchia, JD. (New York: International Organizations Research Group, 2009). 108 pages. Available in PDF format at C-FAM, which states: “without genuine solidarity with the poor… wealthy countries are tempted to… promote the national interests of donor nations over the genuine needs and human aspirations of the people in developing countries.”
  • Nutrition and Hydration: Moral and Pastoral Reflections, A Statement of the NCCB Committee for Pro-Life Activities,April 1992. Available on Priests for Life.
  • Our Christian Heritage, by James Cardinal Gibbons (Baltimore: John Murphy and Company; London: R.Washbourne, 1889). Available at Internet Archive with a 2nd copy here.
  • The origins of contemporary psychology, by Cardinal Mercier. Translated by W. H. Mitchel. (New York: P. J. Kenedy, 1918). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. A tract that summarizes the theology of the body with representative excerpts of the Pope’s lectures/addresses. Indexed on JP2Info.
  • Responses to Certain Questions of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Concerning Artificial Nutrition and Hydration, by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (August 1, 2007). With a Commentary from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Available at Priests for Life.
  • The Right to Life of the Unborn Child: a Controversy between Professor Hector Treub, M.D., Reverend R. van Oppenraay, D.D., S.J., Professor Th. M. Vlaming, M.D.: with an Appendix on a New Method of Operating, Ejecting the Fetus Alive, translated by C. Van der Donckt (New York: J. F. Wagner, 1903). Available on Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN; Book contributor: Robarts Library of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Toronto). According to Open Library, it contains the following essays: “Medical abortion and the church”, by Hector Treub; “Reply to Prof. H. Treub,” by R. van Oppenraay; “Prof. H. Treub as penal legislator,” by Th. M. Vlaming; and “The right to life of the unborn child”, H. Treub; and “Narrowness or wholesome consistency,” by Th. M. Vlaming.
  • Rights By Stealth: The Role of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies in the Campaign for an International Right to Abortion (White Paper Number Eight), byDouglas A. Sylva, Ph.D. and Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. (New York: International Organizations Research Group, 2007, 2009). 72 pages. Permission to reprint granted by the National Catholic Bioethics Center. Available in PDF format at C-FAM.
  • “Romano Guardini’s Theology of the Human Person”, by Robert A. Krieg, C.S.C., Theological Studies 59 (1998). Available in PDF format at Theological Studies.
  • The Supreme Problem: an examination of historical Christianity from the standpoint of human life and experience and in the light of psychical phenomena, by J. Godfrey Raupert (London: R.& T. Washbourne, 1910). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • Theology of the Body, by Pope John Paul II. Weekly Audiences on the subject of the Redemption of the Body and the Sacramentality of Marriage, September 5, 1979 – November 28, 1984. May be downloaded in PDF format from this webpage of Catholic Primer. May be read online on Catechetics Online and on EWTN Library.
  • The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality: Guidelines for Education Within the Family, by the Pontifical Council for the Family (November 21, 1995). Available in PDF format at Super Flumina. May be read online at the Holy See, Simbahayan sa Maynila, Family Life Center, EWTN Library, Women for Faith & Family, and New Advent, with an excerpt at the National Coalition of Clergy and Laity. Its principles are summarized at Women for Faith & Family and AD2000.
  • United Nations Children’s Fund: Women or Children First? (White Paper Series Number Three), by Douglas A. Sylva, Ph.D. (New York: International Organizations Research Group, 2003). 99 pages. Available in PDF format at C-FAM.
  • United Nations Population Fund: Assault on the World’s Peoples (White Paper Number Two), by Douglas A. Sylva, Ph.D. (New York: International Organizations Research Group, 2002, 2005). 82 pages. Available in PDF format at C-FAM, which states: ‘UNFPA acts contrary to its self-declared “strict policy” not to provide support for abortions or abortion-related activities anywhere in the world…”
  • War on Faith: How Catholics for a Free Choice Seeks to Undermine the Catholic Church (White Paper Number One), by Dr. Thomas E. Woods, Jr., Ph.D. (New York: International Organizations Research Group, 2009, first edition 2001). 58 pages. Available in PDF format in English y en Espanol at the C-FAM, which states: “’Catholics For Free Choice’… has little grass-roots support, and is funded by reproductive rights industries with an explicit goal of undermining the Catholic Church both as an organization and the body of beliefs.”
  • What’s Wrong with the World, by G. K. Chesterton (1910). Available at Many Books.net and Project Gutenberg.
  • World Bank: How it Compromises Economic Development by Promoting a Population Control Agenda (White Paper Number Seven), by Andrew M. Essig, Ph.D. (New York: International Organizations Research Group, 2007). 52 pages. Available in PDF format in English e in Italiano at C-FAM.
  • The World Health Organization’s Abortion Agenda (White Paper Number Eleven), byAndrew M. Essig, Ph.D.(New York: International Organizations Research Group, 2010). 66 pages. Available in PDF format at C-FAM., which states: “WHO has emphasized family planning, including abortion, by eschewing other aims… to the detriment of that institution’s effectiveness and reputation.”

 

 

 

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