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euthanasia
October 01, 2021
The spectre of so-called “assisted dying” is rearing its head again, as the British Medical Association controversially changes its stance to “neutral” and Baroness Meacher’s private member’s bill is soon to have its second reading. The sad case of Alta Fixsler, a brain-damaged Hasidic Jewish girl, reveals not only that euthanasia without consent is already
August 25, 2021
The bishops of England and Wales have urged Catholics to write urgently to peers to ask them to speak against the Assisted Dying Bill when it comes before the House of Lords in the autumn. In the first major intervention by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales since the introduction of the Private Member’s
August 16, 2021
A mother of a disabled boy is asking the Canadian government to extend euthanasia to children so a lethal injection might be given to her son. Karie-Lyn Pelletier, from L’Islet, says she wants to be able to end the life of her four-year-old boy, Abel, if his condition further deteriorates. The child suffers from Mednik
May 24, 2021
Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury is urging “all those who value the sanctity of human life and desire the best care and support for the sick and dying” to oppose an “assisted dying” Bill that is expected to be introduced into the House of Lords on Wednesday. “The Bill comes at the end of a
December 13, 2020
While Dr. Anthony Fauci recently said that “we could start getting things back to relative normal” by next spring or summer if enough people get vaccinated, some aspects of “normal” probably will not survive. One of these are the political and moral arguments against a legal right to physician-assisted suicide. Then-California governor Jerry Brown summed
September 27, 2020
Samaritanus bonus is a clarifying document that reiterates settled teaching with remarkable patience, limpidity, and force. So, why not remark it?
February 21, 2020
During a private meeting with bishops from the southwestern United States, Pope Francis talked about his 2019 meeting with Fr. James Martin, SJ, and about pastoral care and assisted suicide. The Pope met on February 10 for more than two hours with bishops from New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Several bishops present at
December 18, 2019
A priest must say clearly to a person opting for assisted suicide or voluntary euthanasia that he is committing a grave sin, a Dutch cardinal told CNA this week. For the same reason, a priest cannot be present when voluntary euthanasia or assisted suicide is performed. This might imply that the priest has no problems
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