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EXCLUSIVE Interview with Joseph Seifert: Ratzinger Did Not Agree to Organ Donor Bann: Why?

Why Did Cardinal Ratzinger Not Agree? – Gloria.tv - Interview with Josef Seifert At a Friday conference in Vienna, Austria, the famous philosopher Josef Seifert and the medical doctor Doyen Nguyen …More
Why Did Cardinal Ratzinger Not Agree? – Gloria.tv - Interview with Josef Seifert
At a Friday conference in Vienna, Austria, the famous philosopher Josef Seifert and the medical doctor Doyen Nguyen put in doubt that a so-called "brain death" represents the real death of a person. The two stated that the brain-death theory was only a pragmatic definition that served to morally and legally legitimize the removal of organs from a living person.
John Paul II: Confused Statements
Seifert and Nguyen said that the Church’s Magisterium never made a statement about the brain-death theory. But in 2000 John Paul II entered a slippery slope when addressing the International Congress of the Transplantation Society. He accepted the brain-death theory without using its name, but asked that all brain activities of the organ donor must have irreversibly ceased, a condition that is unaccomplishable. After that Catholic institutions such as the American "National Catholic Bioethics Center" stated that …More
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Nguyen is pronounced WIN.
Vatican Zig-Zag Strategy

They don’t agree. The medical community doesn’t agree . So, who knows?
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The “brain death” controversy has caused divisions not only within secular academia but also among Catholics, including the ordained, especially those holding high ecclesiastical offices.

As a group…More
Vatican Zig-Zag Strategy

They don’t agree. The medical community doesn’t agree . So, who knows?
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The “brain death” controversy has caused divisions not only within secular academia but also among Catholics, including the ordained, especially those holding high ecclesiastical offices.

As a group, Catholics opposing the “brain death” paradigm are in the minority. In contrast, not a few Catholics supporters of “brain death” occupy prominent positions in the Church, such that their publications, coming from a level of authority, give the impression that the “brain death” standard has been “given the stamp of approval of the Roman Catholic Church”

However, these documents do not contain magisterial authority; they remain only opinions/suggestions advanced by scholars working with and for the Magisterium.

Published online 2017 Jun 1. misuse.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/error/abuse.shtml
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