“If one wants more than secular reason can disclose – and one should want more – then one should join a religion and be careful to choose the right one … I indeed affirm the canonical, concrete moral narrative, but realize it cannot be given by reason, only by grace. I am, after all, a born-again Texan Orthodox Catholic, a convert by choice and conviction, through grace and repentance for sins innumerable (including a first edition upon which much improvement was needed). My moral perspective does not lack content. I am of the firm conviction that, save for God’s mercy, those who willfully engage in much that a peaceable, fully secular state will permit (e.g., euthanasia and direct abortion on demand) stand in danger of hell’s eternal fires.” (At the Roots of Christian Bioethics; FWD, xi).
— Dr H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.
Dr Engelhardt delivers the first keynote address …
Health Care in a Secular Culture:
The Conscience of Physicians & Nurses at Risk
Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th:
ORTHODOX: Dr H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr
PROTESTANT: Dr C. Ben Mitchell
ROMAN CATHOLIC: Dr Grattan T. Brown
Also, invited to Friday evening’s banquet:
ROMAN CATHOLIC: Daniel Cardinal DiNardo
PROTESTANT: Dr. Robert B. Sloan, Jr.
ORTHODOX: Bishop Thomas
General registration is $50, Clergy registration is $30, Student registration is
$30 FREE! Registration includes admission to a day-and-a-half conference of panels, breakouts, and discussions, including three plenary addresses.
Friday Banquet Dinner – $18; Saturday Boxed Lunch – $8