Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology


Where Have All the Theologians Gone and Why Bioethics Needs Them?

Where Have All the Theologians Gone and Why Bioethics Needs Them?

Prof. Michael McCarthy will speak on the topic “Where Have All the Theologians Gone and Why Bioethics Need Them” for the Fall 2018 Majors and Minors Lecture on Monday, October 29, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Information Commons, 4th Floor Lecture Hall. Emily Saperstein, a 2018 Theology Department graduate, will speak after Prof. McCarthy’s lecture and tell our undergraduates of her experience this summer touring the Neiswanger Institute and meeting with the Loyola University Medical Center chaplains. All Loyola undergraduates are invited to attend. Insomnia cookies will be served. 

Michael McCarthy is an assistant professor in the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Stritch School of Medicine. He is co-editor of Catholic Bioethics and Social Justice, forthcoming from Liturgical Press in December. At the Medical School, he directs the Physician’s Vocation Program, which seeks to ground the formation of medical students in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, teaches courses in moral theology and on the practice of Catholic health care, serves on multiple hospital ethics committees, and is a clinical ethics consultant.  He received his doctorate from Loyola in Theology and Ethics under the supervision of Dr. Hille Haker.  He has published and presented on the role of justice in bioethics, the importance of spirituality in patient care and medical education, and the intersection of the humanities with the formation of the “well-rounded” physician.