Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
November 5 Stem Cell Research: Finding common ground
Our Speaker: Father Gerald Coleman
What are stem cells and why are they so important and controversial. What are the ethical and moral considerations? Did you know that stem cells have been used for over 40 years? When bone marrow transplants are used to treat leukemia, it is the stem cells which are involved. Why are stem cells believed to be the future of medicine? How has the medical and Catholic Community come together to foster guidelines acceptable to all? Catholics need to know that they don’t have to make a choice between science and faith. Join us for a very informative discussion!
Fr. Coleman received his Master of Divinity from St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, California, his Master of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco, his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and his S.T.L. (Licentiate of Sacred Theology) from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore. Fr. Coleman has served in various executive capacities and is a lecturer and prolific writer, contributing to various newspapers and magazines and authoring nine books. As a member of the Daughters of Charity Health System senior leadership team, Fr. Coleman serves as a spokesperson on all bioethics issues and participates in key DCHS committees, including the Local Health Ministry Bioethics committees.