Drs. Jay Boyd and Paul A. Byrne

About Drs. Jay Boyd and Paul A. Byrne

Dr. Jay Boyd earned her doctorate in psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1989. She was received into the Catholic Church in 2002. Her blog, "Philothea on Phire", features many posts on the liturgy, NFP, and other topics. She is the author of two books: Natural Family Planning: Trojan Horse in the Catholic Bedroom? and Zeal for Thy House: Suffering Through Mass. She has appeared elsewhere in HPR.

Paul A. Byrne, MD, is a board certified neonatologist and pediatrician, and is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Toledo Medical College. He has served as a past president of the Catholic Medical Association, and is the president of the Life Guardian Foundation. He has authored numerous articles against euthanasia, abortion, and so-called "brain death" in medical journals, law literature, and the lay press.

May We Donate Our Organs?

It is likely that most Catholics consider the question of the morality of organ donation to be a settled matter, and to view it as a noble and generous gesture on the part of donors. After all, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) … [Read more...]