Appeal to Belgian parliamentarians on medical ethics

Federal Parlement of Belgium (Photo JGR&BXL)

We learn that our federal parliament wants to legislate again in the field of bioethics. In particular, parliamentarians from several parties are proposing two things, which we think have serious consequences.

First, they want to extend the duration allowed to abort; and extend the statutory period to 18 weeks,

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Prof. Dr. Bernard Ars decorated

During the annual Symposium of the Belgian Catholic Medical Association of Saint Luke, Dr. Bernard Ars, outgoing president of the Belgian Society and current president of the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC) received, from the hands of the Belgian Archbishop, Cardinal Jozef De Kesel, the Holy See decoration Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice.

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“We, doctors, always have to present Hope”

Waiting lists, financial speculation, depression, pressure to promote euthanasia, surrogate motherhood … The challenges facing doctors today are numerous and, for some, unusual. Aleteia talked with Dr. Bernard Ars, new president of the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, about living his profession today.

As the head of the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC,

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“FIDES ET RATIO” – 20 years – Premonitory Encyclical

On September 14th, the Church celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the publication of the encyclical “Fides and Ratio” of Saint John Paul II.

St. John Paul II invites all men, mainly women and men of thought, to the audacious and rigorous exercise of the constitutive reason of their being,

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