Colloquia Theologica Ottoniana (Jan 2013)

Ocena moralna postępów w genetyce medycznej w świetle nauczania Jana Pawła II i Katechizmu Kościoła Katolickiego

  • Rafał Orzech

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 2


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This article attempts to assess the moral progress of biomedicine. At the beginning of the analysis the man is presented in the context of the auto teleological. In the second part of the article are shown tasks and role of biotechnology in relation to human needs. Analyzing the achievements of technology the author shows the moral limits of their application. It is emphasized that technology as a tool used by everyone on a daily basis can lead to happiness or cause misfortune. The moral evaluation of the progress refers to many conclusions of John Paul II, inter alia, in his encyclical Evangelium vitae, Redemptor hominis and Veritatis splendor, taking into account its various speeches at various symposiums, as well as quoting the text of the Catechism of the Church Catholic.