This 20-page pamphlet is the text of a speech delivered April 11, 2003, by Rev.
Michael D. Place, STD, CHA president and chief executive officer, at the Loyola
University Chicago Bioethics Conference, Chicago, IL. The presentation is, in
many ways, an articulation of some of the major themes expressed in the work of
a group of theologians that have been engaged in a dialogue about the theological
foundations for the Catholic health ministry's engagement with genomics with
additional personal reflection.
The presentation has three parts. First, some reflections on the advent of
genomic medicine. Second, a consideration of the components of a theological
vision for genomics, and last, some possible areas for engaging in advocacy
efforts are outlined.