In this lecture, Christendom Graduate School professor Joseph Arias provides much needed insight into the worldwide epidemic of physician assisted suicide:

“In recent decades, many in regions of the Western world have altered or entirely abandoned the venerable practice of the Hippocratic Oath, precisely because of the promises it contains to refuse participation in homicidal activity. In the same time period, whole countries and an increasing number of states have either decriminalized or provided full legal support to euthanasia or physician assisted suicide.”

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About the Speaker

Joseph M. Arias, S.T.L., is Assistant Professor of Theology and Dean of Students at Christendom College’s Graduate School of Theology, and he has served on the college’s faculty since 2006. He holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. He has presented numerous papers at national and international academic conferences, and he has also given a variety of talks to popular audiences. His scholarly articles have appeared in such publications as The National Catholic Bioethics QuarterlyMarian Studies, and The Linacre Quarterly: The Journal of the Catholic Medical Association.

By Joseph Arias