Patrick fields a listener’s concerns about the moral implications of brain death and the protocol surrounding organ harvesting. Through a careful and empathetic response, Patrick delves into the delicate balance between respecting the sanctity of life and the potential for meritorious organ donation. This segment offers a deep dive into a complex and important issue within the Catholic framework, providing insight and guidance for those grappling with the ethics of organ donation.
- Andrew (15-years-old) – We are going over the Old Testament at school. When God appeared to people, was it as God the Son?
- Christina – I didn’t go to a wedding outside of the Catholic Church in our family. It allowed the other cousins to have conversations about this. Since than she has had her marriage blessed.
- Mike – If you get buried, there is an embalming process which destroys the body, so there doesn’t seem to be a way to get buried without harming the body.
- Robert – I am a single dad and my teenage daughter is disobedient, disrespectful and seems lazy. What do I do as a single dad? (13:28)
- Pete – Regarding embalming bodies: I am a funeral director and when embalming bodies, it is mainly for disinfection not preservation.
- Madison – Can I go to a family members wedding who is getting married outside the Church? Priests tell me that I should attend, so I am divided.
- Claudia – Organ Donations: people who have bad burns need skin, so can I donate my skin for donations?
- Jane – I disagree with your take on why John the Baptist died. I think you weren’t comparing Apples to Apples.