Christendom College held a one-day conference on Catholic bioethics featuring renowned speakers including Francis Cardinal Arinze, Bishop Robert Morlino, Dr. Janet Smith, and Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk. The conference, held on July 9, 2012, drew close to 300 attendees who enjoyed presentations on the full range of life issues–from reproductive health to embryonic stem cell research.
Bishop Robert Morlino is the Bishop of Madison, WI. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University, an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, an M.Div. Degree from the Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, MA, and an S.T.D. in Moral Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome, with specialization in fundamental moral theology and bioethics. Bishop Morlino has served as chairman of two committees within the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)–the Bishops’ Committee on the Diaconate, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Health Care Issues and the Church. Since 2005, Bishop Morlino has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC), which conducts research, consultation, publishing and education to promote human dignity in health care and the life sciences.