Monday, September 28, 2009
Bioethics Expert Fr. Tad Pacholczyk Will Host a Special Television Program About Test Tube Babies on CatholicTV
Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, the Director of Education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center will host a special program explaining the problems with in-vitro fertilization on CatholicTV. The special episode will be called “Test Tube Babies”. This special episode will air during a weekly CatholicTV programming block called “Body Matters”, which focuses on Catholic morality. “Test Tube Babies” will air during the weeks of October 5th and October 19th on CatholicTV.
Fr. Tad earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Yale University and did post-doctoral research at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He subsequently studied in Rome where he did advanced studies in theology and in bioethics.
The “Test Tube Babies” episode explores the moral problems with using in-vitro fertilization, and considers how Catholics should respect the beautiful, God-given designs of human sexuality so that new members of the human family always enter the world through the marital embrace of their parents.
During the month of October, the weekly programming block “Body Matters” will include episodes about abortion, euthanasia and of course, in-vitro fertilization. Rev. Roger J. Landry hosts eight episodes on the topic of the Theology of the Body produced by the North American Catholic Educational Programming Foundation. Father Landry is a Priest of the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts. A popular speaker on the thought of Pope John Paul II and on apologetics, he is presently the pastor of St. Anthony Parish in New Bedford, MA and also the executive editor of The Anchor , the diocesan newspaper of Fall River.
Body Matters airs each week at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV at the following times (EST): Monday 12:00 Midnight; Tuesday 2:00PM & 8:30 PM; Friday, 10:30 PM and finally Sunday 7:30 PM. More information is available at http://www.catholictv.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=153&videoID=90
More information on Fr. Tad and the National Catholic Bioethics Center is available at http://www.ncbcenter.org/index.asp