Latest MCC Messenger Addresses In Vitro Fertilization

June 07, 2024

What is in vitro fertilization (IVF) and what is the church teaching on it? The latest MCC Messenger features the background of IVF, the Alabama Supreme Court ruling, and Catholic teaching on the moral implications of IVF.

In the accompanying MCC from the Capitol podcast, Jamie Morris, Executive Director and General Counsel of the Missouri Catholic Conference, spoke to Rev. Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. about the ethical concerns and Church teaching on IVF.

Fr. Pacholczyk earned his doctorate in neuroscience from Yale and did post-doctoral work at Harvard. He is a priest of the diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, and serves as Senior Ethicist at The National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia.