St. Bernard’s offers discussion on vaccines, ethics of COVID-19 - Catholic Courier
A health-care worker holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site in New York in this January 2021 file photo. (CNS photo by Mike Segar/Reuters)

A health-care worker holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site in New York in this January 2021 file photo. (CNS photo by Mike Segar/Reuters)

St. Bernard’s offers discussion on vaccines, ethics of COVID-19

Nationally-acclaimed speaker Father Tadeusz Pacholoczyk, Ph.D., will lead a discussion from a Catholic perspective on issues related to vaccines, ventilators and the ethics of COVID-19 July 28 at St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry, 120 French Road in Pittsford.

The presentation, organized by St. Bernard’s along with the Finger Lakes Guild and the National Catholic Bioethics Center, will begin at 7 p.m. It will conclude with a question-and-answer session at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and all are welcome to attend the event either in person at St. Bernard’s or virtually via Zoom.

Father Pacholoczyk, a priest of the Diocese of Fall River, Mass., is director of education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia and directs the center’s National Catholic Certification Program in health-care ethics. He also writes and speaks widely on bioethics and medical ethics. Since 2001, he has given several hundred presentations and lectures and has participated in debates and roundtables on contemporary bioethics throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. He has taught bioethics classes at St. John’s Seminary, Boston, Mass.; St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, Pa.; the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.; and Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, Conn.

Those interested in attending both in person and virtually are asked to register for the event on St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry’s website. In-person space is limited.

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