Applied Bioethics Magazine

In the Service of Human Life

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Applied Bioethics Magazine?

Applied Bioethics Magazine is a new, digital magazine that explores the bioethical issues of today. It approaches the subject from a distinctly Catholic perspective, drawing on over 1,500 years of Catholic thinking, including scholars like Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine.

2. How is each issue structured?

Applied Bioethics Magazine takes 30-45 minutes to read. Each issue looks at a single topic and then examines it through six articles. Every article is unique, taking on a different component of the subject.

Although it's a deep dive, it's impossible to cover all aspects of any topic within these parameters. As a result, a subject may be revisited over multiple issues, each time looking at elements that previous issues didn't previously cover.

3. In what format is the Magazine available?

We want your reading experience to be a great one. Therefore, we go to great effort to layout and format each issue in a pleasing way.

Each issue is available in PDF downloadable format, Apple Books format, and Kindle format. Between these formats, you can enjoy reading on the device of your choice.

4. I'm interested in the Magazine, but can I read a sample before purchasing?

Yes! We've put together a Preview Issue — Introduction to the Human Person.

The Preview Issue is a partial version of Issue No. 01 - The Human Person. Take a look and see what you think!

5. What's your refund policy?

Applied Bioethics Magazine is a new publication written and published by a small team. We focus our limited resources on producing products and publications that we know will help to improve your life.

The magazine is currently only available as a digital product. Unfortunately, our order fulfillment platform doesn't offer refunds as magazine issues are delivered automatically.

That said, we understand that mistakes happen. Therefore, please send us an email if you have a valid reason to request an exception to this policy.

6. Can I get the Magazine delivered to in a print edition?

A print edition is on the roadmap, but print-on-demand services for magazines are cost-prohibitive.

We hope to one day offer a reasonably priced print edition.

7. I'm not Catholic. Will this magazine still be helpful for me?

Absolutely! There's no room for misinterpretation: the Magazine approaches bioethics from a uniquely Catholic perspective. We vigorously and consistently promote and defend the dignity of the human person.

There are clear theological themes throughout the articles, but a deep understanding of Catholic thinking isn't required. The material is approachable and accessible for any audience.

Check out the Preview Issue to get a better feel for our style and format if you're still unsure.

8. Can you tell me about the author?

Chet Collins is an at-home dad who spends most of his waking hours caring for four small children.

Chet graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He and his wife, Alison, have been married for nine years.

Alison is a physician, and their relationship followed her through the training pipeline. As a result, they've spent many dinners, late nights, and road trips discussing bioethics and its intersection with philosophy and Catholic theology.

Chet started blogging in 2013 and has published three books. He's now combing this experience to write and publish this magazine.

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