The following comes from an April 12 story in the Sacramento Bee.
Roberto Dell’Oro, a professor and ethicist at Loyola Marymount University, has been named director of the Bioethics Institute in LMU’s Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. He will begin the position on May 16.
[Edit. – None of the candidates – two pro-abortion and one pro-life – were mentioned in the Cal Catholic April 9 story.]
“We are excited that Professor Dell’Oro will be taking on this new responsibility,” said Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, dean of the college. “His experience in a variety of academic disciplines, as well as in hospitals and other medical settings, make him the ideal person to lead our Bioethics Institute into the future.”
Dell’Oro has been a professor in the Department of Theological Studies at LMU since 2003, and directed the Bioethics Institute’s Master of Arts program from 2004 to 2006. He has also served as a clinical bioethicist at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood and on the ethics committee at St. John’s Medical Center in Santa Monica. Prior to joining LMU, he was a senior scholar at the Georgetown University Center for Clinical Bioethics and a consultant on a National Institutes of Health review board. He has also served as a member of the Ethicist/Theologian Committee of the U.S. Catholic Health Association.
“I look forward to continuing the Bioethics Institute’s excellent track record of educating graduate students and healthcare professionals in the moral and ethical issues they face in their careers,” Dell’Oro said.
Dell’Oro earned his Baccalaureate in theology at the Facolta Teologica dell’Italia Settentrionale in Milan, and his Licentiate in Theology and Doctorate in Theological Ethics at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He is the author of three books on health, morality and ethics.
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Folks I was saddened today even more when I read an email from Cardinal Newman Society, and in that email it talked about a student that went to Notre Dame and it stated that he was nearing graduating. “I almost gave up Catholicism twice while at Notre Dame,” he writes in the campus newspaper.
That is so sad….I write this here in this article because this University also has had some of its scandals too . I don’t know anything about this director but I sure hope he is solid in the faith.
All that money one spends to send their kids to college…not only do they walk out in debt from student loans but many lose their faith. It’s a tragedy. I don’t think there is a book or anything that can tell us how to prevent this….there may be lots of recommendations but it is what it is.
Oh yes one more important thing….Please support the Cardinal Newman Society and their guide. I highly recommend them and pray that many here will remember them when making donations….also remember this website too….they take pay pal and other forms of payments too. We must keep strong what little we have that help empower the faithful to live their faith freely and choose wisely…..
Re ND, no surprise there Abeca. I graduated with honors from ND and have been writing to their president since 2004 requesting they expunge all record of my matriculation there. I was prompted then by their regular showing, I think annually, but definitely on campus, of “Vagina Monologues” followed by two weeks’ “festival” of homosexual films. The leadership of the “Catholic” universities’ severing themselves from the Church in the name of “Academic Freedom” and from the oversight of ordinaries of each school came from ND”s celeb president, Hesburgh (now “’emeritus” I believe), at something called the “Land-o-Lakes” agreement, of which they are quite proud. Their letter to me of refusal was a lecture about “inclusion” etc and its ilk. I had sent copy of my request to their ordinary, John D’Arcy, Bishop of Fort Wayne/South Bend (now retired) who very kindly wrote and enclosed copies of a number of clippings reporting his then problems with ND. They, and all the others, are simply dishonest, fakes, and hypocrites, all actors playing out the warnings of Our Blessed Mother at La Salette, Lourdes, Fatima, Akita and Garabandal. There hasn’t been much of anything Catholic about any of almost all of them for some time and I’m afraid I am even more scandalized by the Church in not doing anything whatsoever about it.
Philippe God bless you for enduring and I praise God for helping you see right through ND’s unfaithfulness. God’s graces have blessed you dodge that one and we give credit to your free will to choose well.
I know what you mean…why is our church allowing this to continue. It’s not unreasonable to feel upset by the scandalizing of souls that they permit by their negligence to act. This is when the lay faithful have to act….as you an see we have a big fight ahead of us…..God bless you for sharing this with us….it is good for many to know…to wake up from this nightmare and to make a difference….Lets continue to pray for our church and it’s leadership.
This is 2013—forty years after Roe v Wade.
Professor Dell’Oro, if he is truly a Catholic theologian, ought to have a lengthy record of pro-life Catholic books, statements, public speeches, etc.
So what is Dell’Oro’s record?
Everyone should read: “APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION of the SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II on CATHOLIC UNIVERSITIES” on the Vatican web site.
If the Catholic College near you does not adhere to it 100%, send copies to:
appropriate Diocese Bishop, College President, each member of the Board of Trustees, and the Vatican, and the Cardinal Newman Society,
I went to LMU from 1981-1985. My parents and grandparents were thrilled. I was ready to quit after two weeks. The rampant drug and alcohol use, sexual activity, and promotion of the culture of death was so bad I could not believe it waws a Catholic school. I too almost fell away from my faith while attending there. I lived in a residence hall right next to the chqapel and never set foot in it for four years.
Thank God for my relationship with a few faithful and honorable Jesuits (all who have since passed) that salvaged what little faith I had left. The president of the university is no longer a Jesuit. The provost is no longer a religious sister (no religious sisters are even in residence on campus any longer). When I went there the largest club on campus was the Biology Club (because they threw the best parties!). Now it is the LGBT club. I do not wear gear from the school identifying I ever went there. I did not let my children even apply there nor have they ever been on the campus. It was marginally Catholic when I was there. Now it is just another secular institution with the trappings of Catholicism in place to squeeze money out of elderly alumni who remember a better and more faithful era. I pray for may alma mater daily. Notre Dame people should do the same. I can’t believe the thousands of dollars that my friends spend annually just to go attend their football games despite knowing the sad state of that school.
God bless you Horendo…thank you for sharing your input…we need to hear it more often and I hope that more parents come across your comments.
I know how you feel but I think that many Catholics are becoming more secular and that could be why these schools have gained so much popularity. There are many directions in which we can throw the blame at. and it would be justified….God have mercy. May our Lord help us…
One minor quibble regarding your comment that “no religious sisters are even in residence on campus any longer.” LMU has two religious sisters serving as resident ministers in the residence halls – https://studentaffairs.lmu.edu/housing/studenthousing/contact/staff/
Also, if you’re not already aware, there is an alumni movement afoot to strengthen LMU’s Catholic identity: https://renewlmu.com/
Prayers for all!
Don’t you know that Football and other Sports are more important than the Faith! You are soo backward in your thinking, shame on you, NOT!
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher