Sr. Dr. Zoe Bernatsky

Moral, Spiritual, Pastoral Theology

Title: Assistant Professor

Office: Rm. 2-03, NTC
Phone: 780.392.2450 ext. 2213
Email: zoe.bernatsky@newman.edu

Education

S.T.D. Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara, Berkeley, CA (2014)
S.T.L., M.Th. Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara, Berkeley, CA (2010)
M.T.S.  Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara, Berkeley, CA (2008)
M.H.S.A. University of Toronto (1996)
B.Sc.N. University of Saskatchewan (1993)

Specialization

Moral Theology and Pastoral Theology

Academic Interests

I am currently engaged in work related to a Catholic Response to Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada, including the right to conscientiously object. I am passionately concerned with promoting ethical reflection on health care issues in Canada and promoting dialogue with indigenous people related to faith and culture.

Previous Appointments

Academic Dean
Department Head Moral, Spiritual, Pastoral Department

Courses Taught

MPS 100 Introduction to Pastoral Theology
MPS 120 Introduction to Moral Theology
MPS 139a Theological Field Education
MPS 139b Theological Reflection
MPS 225 Bioethics: Moral Issues from the Life Sciences
MPS 229 Married Love & Sexuality in the Christian Tradition
STP 400 Introduction to Pastoral Theology
STP 461 Introduction to Moral Theology
STP 470a Theological Field Education
STP 470b Theological Reflection
STP 558 Introduction to Moral Theology for Catholic Education
STP 576 Bioethics: Moral Issues from the Life Sciences
STP 578 Married Love & Sexuality in the Christian Tradition

Publications and Presentations

Publications: Book Reviews

May 2018 Review of Ethics in Mental Health-Substance Use, by David B. Cooper (Ed.) Canadian Bioethics Society Journal. 
Review of Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Death and Dying by Buckley, William J., and Karen S. Feldt (Eds), Society of Christian Ethics, 36 (2016): 214-215. 

Recent Presentations

April 31, 2018: Panel Presentation following “The Euthanasia Debate” for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish.
Jan. 23, 2018: “Euthanasia and the Catholic Faithful” for Knights of Columbus Fr. Hannas Council.
November 2, 2017: “Living the Mission: Personal and Professional on Going Development” for Ukrainian Catholic Clergy.
September 30, 2017: “Inspired by the Spirit, Women Respond to God’s Call” for Catholic Women’s’ League Diocesan Conference Keynote Address.
August 23, 2017: “Rooted in Jesus, Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve”
June 9-11, 2017 for Edmonton Catholic Schools Leadership Team.
June 9-11, 2017: Annual Retreat for Permanent Deacons and Deacons in Formation, St. Paul Diocese.

Memberships

Society of Christian Ethics
Canadian Bioethics Society
Canadian Council of Churches Faith and Witness Commission
Canadian Council of Churches Faith and Life Sciences Resource Group
Presence Spiritual Direction Program Leadership Team 2016-present