Bioethics Conferences Talks

Beckwith on the Positivist Mentality and the Gospel of Life

Frank Beckwith summarizes some of the points he made in his talk at theĀ Evangelium Vitae conference in Rome (June 15-16) in this The Catholic Thing essay, “Positivist Mentality and the Gospel of Life.” In it he looks at Pope John Paul II’s diagnosis of the intellectual conditions that lead to a Culture of Death in our day, esp. “scientism.”


Robert Gotcher is a dogmatic and moral theologian and long-time member of UFL who received his Ph.D. from Marquette University. He and his wife, Kathy, are raising their seven children in Franklin, Wisconsin.