Fr. Peter Clark, SJ, Leads Hospital Grand Rounds in Palestine
On Thursday June 21, 2018, Fr. Peter Clark, SJ, director of the Institute of Clinical Bioethics at Saint Joseph's University, gave Grand Rounds (a formal presentation by an expert of a clinical issue) to the entire medical staff at Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem, Palestine. Caritas is one of the hospitals under the Institute of Clinical Bioethics at Saint Joseph's University. It is a Catholic hospital run by five Italian Franciscan nuns and is considered the best Pediatric hospital in Palestine.
The Sisters treat mostly Muslim children on the West Bank and Gaza. The Grand Rounds topic was on "Ethical Decision Making at the End of Life." Fr. Clark led a discussion on brain death and minimally conscious states. There were also two cases presented on brain death and medical futility.
St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church, our Jesuit parish in Raleigh, NC, is in the middle of some of the hardest hit areas from Hurricane Florence. They have asked that anyone wishing to donate to the efforts underway, please help via this link to Catholic Charities in Raleigh.
On October 20-21, 2018, join fellow Jesuit educated grads for Jesuit Friends and Alumni Sunday. The Masses will feature a reception afterward, where attendees can learn about volunteer programs, spiritual development opportunities and other ways to take part in the many offerings of Jesuit ministries.