Articles on this issue "euthanasia"
Advocate for palliative care, respect for the dignity of the human person, human solidarity and psychological, spiritual and emotional support as the ethical and moral response in end-of-life care
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) released ajoint statementon euthanasia and assisted suicide on Thursday. The Declaration on …read more
A couple of weeks ago Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that allows doctors to give lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill people who expect to die within six months and who wish to put an …read more
"The low-cost alternative of a lethal dose of drugs is no alternative to proper and effective palliative care, pain management and other basic medical services"
Here is another statement from the bishops of California, regarding the legalization of assisted suicide in the state. Governor Jerry Brown signed assisted suicide legislation into law on …read more
"Where such 'assistance' is legal, most people taking the lethal drugs do so not because of pain but because they feel they are helpless and a 'burden' on others. The state of California in effect is now confirming this judgment. A government that legalizes assisted suicide sends the terrible message Pope Francis has so eloquently warned us against, that there is such a thing as disposable people'
Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), responded on October 6 to Governor Jerry Brown's signing …read more
Here is the homily given Sunday byArchbishop Eamon Martinof Armagh,Primate of All Ireland,at the annual Padre Pio pilgrimage to the National Marian Shrine of Knock. * * * Mother of Sorrows - …read more
Here is a ZENIT transcription and translation of the address Pope Francis gave this evening in his meeting with young people in Cuba. * * * You are standing up and I am sitting. How …read more
"We are built for worship, and therefore in the absence of God, we will make some other value our ultimate concern. Wealth, power, pleasure, and honor have all played the role of false gods over the course of the human drama, but today especially, freedom itself has emerged as the ultimate good, as the object of worship"
It was revealed this week that, for the first time in its history, Harvard University, which had been founded for religious purposes and named for a minister of the Gospel, has admitted a …read more
"Now let's strengthen personal palliative care and see it developed in all our hospitals!"
Archbishop Peter Smith, Chair of the Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship of the episcopal conference of England and Wales, welcomed today's defeat of theAssisted Dying …read more
"Current open-ended proposal has several deficiencies that merit attention before a final rule is considered"
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) submitted comments on September 4 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The comments …read more
"In asking Catholics and others to oppose this Bill, I am asking them to state with confidence and joy that the future of humanity does not lie in a culture of death and the deliberate destruction of another, but in a culture of life and care for one another in which medicine and science are at the service of human dignity, not threats to our very existence"
Here is a statementfromArchbishop Eamon Martinof Armagh, Primate of All Ireland, regarding the bill to be debated next week on "assisted dying." * * * As Catholics across the island of …read more
"Licensing doctors to supply lethal drugs to terminally ill patients to help them commit suicide rests upon the premise that some lives are worth less than others. It is therefore contrary to human dignity"
Ahead of a debate on assisted suicide in the House of Commons next week, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, is urging the faithful to contact their representatives.Rob …read more
The bishops' conference of England and Wales reports that the Anscombe Bioethics Centre has produced a guide to the evidence on assisted suicide and euthanasia. This guide gives direct links …read more
The Australian state of Victoria is currently conducting an inquiry into end of life issues and the archdiocese of the state’s capital, Melbourne, handed in its submission on the issue …read more
"The debate was civil and probing and before a large audience, mostly of very thoughtful young people who were engaged with all the issues. It exposed some major rifts in our culture with respect to the vulnerable and those who are suffering, to healthcare and the law, and to the responsibilities of freedom."
Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher OP said he was very pleased to debate Professor Peter Singer on the subject of euthanasia to a packed Sydney Town Hall. "The debate was civil and probing …read more
Why Isn't Someone Helping Her?
This reflection is contributed by Larry Peterson and republished from the Catholic WritersGuild blog. * * * Her name is Laura and she is 24 years old. She is a healthy woman who lives in …read more