Richard Doerflinger

Richard Doerflinger is the associate director for Policy Development at the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. He has done postgraduate work at the University of Chicago and The Catholic University of America, and earned his M.A. in divinity from the University of Chicago. His work has appeared in periodicals including the Hastings Center Report, and the Linacre Quarterly.

Richard Doerflinger has also been featured on the MARS HILL AUDIO Conversation "Edge of Life, Edge of Death." A short description of this Conversation is listed here.

MARS HILL AUDIO Conversation 4

Edge of Life, Edge of Death

Richard Doerflinger recounts the deliberations of the Human Embryo Research Panel, appointed by the National Institutes of Health. On side two, Richard John Neuhaus, editor of First Things magazine, talks about the legitimization of suicide and euthanasia in a society bankrupt of moral and political coherence.


Volume 9

Guests on Volume 9: William Bennett, on the power of stories in the cultivation of virtue; Mark Juergensmeyer, on religious nationalism and the possibilities of new cold wars; Ed Knippers, on the spiritual reasons for the vivid physicality of his paintings of Biblical narratives; Joshua Gamson, on Claims to Fame: Celebrity in Contemporary America; Ken Myers, on "attitude" and violence in pop culture and on the streets; Richard Doerflinger, on the ethical numbness of the NIH Embryo Research Panel; Richard John Neuhaus, on assisted suicide and the chilling prospects of modern eugenics; and Ted Libbey, on making an initial approach to classical music.