Media Releases

Media Releases

Reflections as an ethicist and moral theologian on issues/challenges in the health sector in the last 40 years

CHA Panel Presentation
Cormac Nagle OFM, August 2018

The suggested starting date was my sabbatical as a post-doctoral fellow at Catholic University of America. My supervisor was Professor Charles Curran of some notoriety at the time because of his approach to the Encyclical Humanae Vitae on contraception.

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Fr Gerald Arbuckle CHA National Conference 2018 address

Someone once wrote that we should not look back at the past because that would lead to depression. Nor to the future, for that will lead to anxiety! I cannot agree with this gloomy reflection. By reflecting on our Catholic health and aged care ministries in the past, we are inspired to look to the future by the lives of countless people who have served this ministry so faithfully and creatively.

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Assisted Suicide Bill A Distraction From Shamefully Inadequate Palliative Care

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) and its members are deeply concerned that Senator David Leyonhjelm’s proposed “Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015” serves to distract from the shameful reality of inadequate access to palliative and End of Life care in this country, contributing to a widespread fear of death and dying.

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