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Roman Catholic Bioethics

ByChristopher Tollefsen, Joseph Boyle

Roman Catholic reflection on bioethical topics comprises a vast array of teachings, debates, and publications. This reflection embraces virtually all the topics of bioethics. It emerges from the rich tradition of moral theology and casuistic reasoning that is rooted in the works of St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and the other great medieval theologians. Catholic bioethics is carried out in the scholarship and institutional work of Catholic theologians, philosophers, and Church officials around the world.