Bachelor of Science, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, 1961. Bachelor, Aquinas Institute, 1963. Master of Arts, Ph.L., 1964.
STB, Dominican House of Studies, 1965. Sacrae Theological Licentiate, Dominican House of Studies, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Catholic University America, 1972.
Instructor Catholic University of America, Washington District of Columbia, 1967-1969. Assistant professor Christian Brothers College, 1969-1973. Director medical humanities University Tennessee Center Health Science, 1973-1981.
Professor, director medical humanities Loyola University Chicago Medical Center, from 1981. President Chicago Clinical Ethics Programs, 1988-1989.
Board directors Hospice of Memphis, Inc., 1979-1981, Society of the right to Die, New York, 1987-1990. Member ethics advisory committee American Hospital Association, Chicago, 1986-1990, Theology and Ethics advisory committee Catholic Health Association, St. Louis, 1986-1991. Member Society for Health and Human Values Council, American Academy of Religion, American Philosophical Association, American Catholic Philosophical Association, American Geriatics Society, Society for Bioethics Consultant, Institute of Medicine of Chicago.
Son of Charles W. and Rosemary (Olma) T. Divorced; children: Pieter Jon, Elizabeth (Lisa) Rose.