Affiliate Member of Ecclesiastical Faculty
Professor of Moral Theology
Michael P. Walsh Professor of Bioethics
Andrea Vicini is an alumnus of Boston College (S.T.L. and Ph.D.) and also holds a M.D. from the University of Bologna and a S.T.D. from the Pontifical Faculty of Theology of Southern Italy in Naples. Before arriving at the STM, Andrea was Gasson Professor at BC (2009-2010) and has taught in Italy, Albania, Mexico, Chad, and France. He is a lecturer and member of associations of moral theologians and bioethicists (in Italy, Europe, and the US).
During the academic year 2015-16, Andrea had a research fellowship at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, NJ, on the Societal Implications of Astrobiology.
Theological Bioethics: From Basics to Future
The Ethics of Global Public Health and Common Good
Sustainability, Health, and Theological Ethics
Genetica umana e bene comune (Human Genetics and the Common Good), (Cinisello Balsamo: San Paolo, 2008).
Translation: Genética humana e bem comum (São Paolo: Loyola, São Camilo, 2011).
Just Sustainability: Technology, Ecology, and Resource Extraction, C.Z. Peppard and A. Vicini, eds., Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church Series, Vol. 3, (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press, 2015).
The Legacy of Vatican II, M. Faggioli and A. Vicini, eds., (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2015).
“Fresh Thinking Podcast” (with J. Gundry), Center of Theological Inquiry(March 2016), https://soundcloud.com/8ltxez6g7yqq
“The Ethics of the BRAIN Initiative (August 2013)," http://americamagazine.org/media/podcasts/ethics-brain-initiative.
“Cultivating the Inner Life of a Physician Through Written Reflection” (with A. Duggan, A. Shaughnessy), Annals of Family Medicine 15, no. 4 (2017): 379-381.
“The role of emotions at the end of human life,” Studia Moralia 55, no. 1 (2017): 99-119.
“Learning to See Beneath the Surface: A Qualitative Analysis of Family Medicine Residents’ Reflections About Communication” (with A. Duggan, L. Allen, A. Shaughnessy), Journal of Health Communication 20, no. 12 (2015):1441-1448.
“Longing for Transcendence: Cyborgs and Trans- and Posthumans” (with A. Brazal), Theological Studies 76, no. 1 (2015): 148-165.
“L’astrobiologia e noi: Le implicazioni sociali e politiche di una scienza ‘nuova’ (Astrobiology and us: The social and political implications of a ‘new’ science),” La Civiltà Cattolica II, no. 4003 (2017): 3-15.
“On the Inner Life of Physicians: Analysis of Family Medicine Residents’ Written Reflections” (with A.F. Shaughnessy, A. Duggan), Journal of Religion and Health (2017):1-10. doi:10.1007/s10943-017-0394-0“Longing for Transcendence: Cyborgs and Trans- and Posthumans” (with A. Brazal), Theological Studies 76, no. 1 (2015): 148-165.
“Le neuroscienze e la bioetica (Neurosciences and Bioethics),” La Civiltà Cattolica II, no. 3932 (2014): 143-158.
“Mapeamento do cérebro: Uma questão ética? (Mapping the Brain: An Ethical Issue?),” Bioethikos 7, no. 4 (2013): 426-430.
“Nuove frontiere della procreazione umana: prospettive etiche (New Frontiers of Human Procreation: Ethical Perspectives),”L’Arco di Giano 78, no. 4 (2013): 35-46.
“Bioethics: Basic Questions and Extraordinary Developments,” Theological Studies 73, no. 1 (2012): 169-187.
“Ethical Challenges of Human Genetics Today: From the Lab, through the Clinic, to the Pews,” Studia Moralia 50, no. 1 (2012): 145-174.
“Imaging in Severe Disorders of Consciousness: Rethinking Consciousness, Identity and Care in a Relational Key,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 32, no. 1 (2012): 169-191.
“La loi morale naturelle: Perspectives internationales pour la réflexion bioéthique contemporaine (The Moral Natural Law: International Perspectives for Today’s Bioethical Reflection),” Revue de l’Institut Catholique de Paris - Transversalités 122 (2012): 125-151.
“Le cas de la grippe aviaire H5N1: La recherche en biologie entre questions, pauses et limites (The Case of the H5N1 Avian Flu: The Research in Biology between Questions, Pauses, and Limits),” Études 417, no. 4 (2012): 317-327.
“New Insights in Environmental and Sustainable Ethics,” Asian Horizons: Dharmaram Journal of Theology 6, no. 2 (2012): 309-328.
“Allocazione delle risorse sanitarie. Come promuovere la giustizia e il bene comune? (The Allocation of Health Care Resources: How Can We Promote Justice and the Common Good?),” Rivista di Teologia Morale 43.169, no. 1 (2011): 69-78.
“Etica teologica, pratica medica e sanità: per una maggiore e migliore giustizia (Theological Ethics, Medical Practice, and Healthcare: To Promote a Greater and Better Justice),” Studia Moralia 49, no. 2 (2011): 439-463.
“L’etica teologica cattolica oggi: il convegno di Trento (Catholic Theological Ethics Today: The Congress in Trent),” Rassegna di Teologia 52, no. 1 (2011): 119-129.
“O Futuro da Bioética (The Future of Bioethics)” (with J.F. Keenan), Bioethikos 5, no. 1 (2011): 10-20.
“Oncofertility and the Boundaries of Moral Reflection” (with P. Lauritzen), Theological Studies 72, no. 1 (2011): 116-130.
“Per una lettura teologico-morale nella malattia: fragilità e vulnerabilità (A Theological Reflection on Illness: Fragility and Vulnerability),” Rivista di Teologia Morale 43, no. 170, no. 2 (2011): 231-240.
“Biopotere (Biopower),” Aggiornamenti sociali 61, no. 1 (2010): 61-64.
“Into the Crisis: To Stand… in Silence,” Mysterion <www.mysterion.it> 3, no. 1 (2010): 32-38.
“La riforma sanitaria negli Stati Uniti (The Health Care Reform in the USA),” La Civiltà Cattolica II, 3839 (2010): 466-478.
“Per una fine che sia inizio: discernere e decidere alla fine della vita umana (For an End that Could Be a Beginning: To Discern and to Decide at the End of Human Life),” Rassegna di Teologia 51, no. 1 (2010): 109-127.
“Rendere conto della storia e delle voci mancanti (The Account of History and Missing Voices),” Rivista di Teologia Morale 42, no. 168.4 (2010): 581-584.
“The Search for a Universal Ethic: The International Theological Commission’s 2009 Document on Natural Law,” Concilium:Human Nature and Natural Law, L. Sowle Cahill, H. Haker, and E. Messi Metogo, eds., 3 (2010): 111-117.
“Empowered by the Holy Spirit,” in The Holy Spirit: Setting the World on Fire, R. Lennan and N. Pineda-Madrid, eds., (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2017) 162-172.
“Etica teologica, pratica medica e sanità: per una maggiore e migliore giustizia (Theological Ethics, Medical Practice, and Healthcare: To Promote a Greater and Better Justice),” in Dono per un giusto comportamento morale: Giustizia e Misericordia (Gift for a Just Moral Behavior: Justice and Mercy), Questiones Morales 16, A. Gnada and G. Witaszek, eds. (Roma: Lateran University Press and Editiones Academiae Alfonsianae, 2016), 187-204.
“Anthropocentric, Theocentric, Biocentric, and Cosmocentric: Ecotheological Visions in Tension,” in M. Patenge, R. Beck, and M. Luber, eds., Schöpfung bewahren: Theologie und Kirche als Impulsgeber für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung (Preserving Creation: Theology and Church as Stimuli for a Sustainable Development), Weltkirche und Mission 7, (Regensburg: Friedrich Pustet, 2016), 164-188.
“A Renewed Hope,” in The Legacy of Vatican II, M. Faggioli and A. Vicini, eds., (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2015), 273-278.
“On Just Sustainability and Its Challenges,” (with C. Z. Peppard), in Just Sustainability: Technology, Ecology, and Resource Extraction, C.Z. Peppard and A. Vicini, eds., Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church Series, Vol. 3, (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2015), 1-8.
“Hope Springs: Shaping the Moral Life,” Hope: Promise, Possibility, and Fulfillment, R. Lennan and N. Pineda-Madrid, eds., (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2013), 168-181.
“Roman Catholic Commitment to Promoting Sustainability,” in Protecting Nature, Saving Creation: Ecological Conflicts, Religious Passions, and Political Quandaries, P. Gagliardi, A.M. Reijnen, P. Valentini, eds. (London: Palgrave Macmilllan, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, 2013), 253-258.
“Roman Catholic Contributions to Address the Current Ecological Crisis,” in Protecting Nature, Saving Creation: Ecological Conflicts, Religious Passions, and Political Quandaries, P. Gagliardi, A.M. Reijnen, P. Valentini, eds. (London: Palgrave Macmilllan, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, 2013), 113-138.
“Living with Indigenous Communities in Chiapas, Mexico: The Transformative Power of Poverty and Suffering,” in Ethnography as Christian Theology and Ethics, C. Scharen and A.M. Vigen, eds., (London: Continuum, 2011), 161-183.