Articles on this issue "euthanasia"
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
Determining how to implement Supreme Court's lifting of prohibition
Canada's bishops are calling on the faithful to respond to a government consultation on euthanasia. Earlier this month (July 17),the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter …read more
"One person's right to die is somebody else's duty to kill. We do not accept that. We both cherish life until it's end and we embrace death"
In a homily delivered in Lourdes on England'sDay for Life, the day on which the Church celebrates and affirms life from conception to its natural end, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said that we …read more
The proposal of law for the approval of assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada has been met with the firm opposition of the Bishops of the province of Saskatchewan, concerned particularly …read more
Cardinal Collins: Decision Another Sign of Culture of Death
"March like someone’s life depended on it" was the cry that went out from Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) National Office in Toronto, led by president Jim Hughes. For the 18th year in a row, …read more
Ask government to take Catholics into account in crafting legislation, so that lives and consciences are protected
The leader of Canada's bishops is asking the government to take Catholics into account in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in February on assisted suicide. In a letter tothe Minister …read more
The thirdNational Week for Life and the Familywill be celebrated across Canada May 10-17, in accordance with the plans, priorities and resources of each diocese. Again this year, the Canadian …read more
The Pontifical Academy for Life held its annual assembly in March on the theme of end of life assistance to the elderly. While there are numerous Vatican documents and papal statements that …read more
On the Feast of the Annunciation on Wednesday, the leader of Canada's bishops released a message for Holy Week and Easter. The message begins with the exhortation, "Choose life!" Last month, …read more
Pope Francis is warning doctors to resist any possible temptation to see life-destroying acts as being, on some level, a service to others. The Pope delivered this forceful message to the …read more
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Before 29-year-old Brittany Maynard took her own life Nov. 1, choosing to avoid the pain and suffering caused by an aggressive and large brain tumor, she left the world with a clear message— …read more