Therese Lysaught

Therese Lysaught is Associate Dean and Professor of Catholic moral theology and health care ethics at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago, with a secondary appointment in the Neiswanger Institute of Bioethics at Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine.

Her writing focuses (variously) on liturgy, medicine, anointing of the sick, biotechnology and global health. Her books include Gathered for the Journey: Moral Theology in Catholic Perspective (Eerdmans, 2007, co-edited with David
McCarthy), On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics 3 rd edition (Eerdmans, 2012, with Joseph Kotva), and Caritas in Communion: TheologicalFoundations of Catholic Health Care (CHA, 2013).

Her ongoing work on the practice of anointing of the sick seeks to rethink medicine and bioethics from the perspective of theological economics. More generally, her overall project moves toward envisioning what bioethics and medicine might look like as practices rooted in a vision of reconciliation and peacemaking rather than in an ontology of violence.

She and her family are members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grafton, WI. She has been an endorser of the Ekklesia Project since 2003.