Euthanasia

Appeal to European Court of Human Rights for comatose patient in NHS care

Staff Reporter, Catholic Herald, January 12, 2021 A court in the UK has ruled the British National Health Service may withdraw nutrition and hydration from a comatose man, and proscribed publication of the patient’s name. Identified as RS, the comatose patient is a Polish citizen who had... read more

THE EUTHANASIA CANCER SPREADS

By Wesley J. Smith, First Things, December 31, 2020The West is tearing itself apart. The symptoms are evident in our bitterly divided politics and the attempts to punish those with heterodox views. But they are particularly evident in the ongoing collapse of the sanctity of human life ethic, which... read more

Abandoning the Elderly in Belgium

John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera, 11/23/20 A recent report by the Belgian affiliate of Amnesty International contained an elephant-sized irony that neither Amnesty International nor much of the media seemed to notice. With the title “Nursing Home Blind Spots,” the report claims that... read more

Dutch Doctors Can Now Drug Dementia Patients Before Killing Them to Prevent Resistance

By Wesley J. Smith, National Review, November 21, 2020 A few years ago, Dutch doctor Marinou Arends attended to her dementia patient in a nursing home. Arends wasn’t there to treat her, but to kill her via lethal injection. To make it easier, Arends drugged her patient’s coffee, a... read more

Biden’s Pick for Coronavirus Task Force: ‘Living Too Long Is Also a Loss’

By Jim Geraghty, National Review, November 9, 2020 This morning, President-elect Biden announced that his coronavirus task force would include Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. In a 2014 essay in The Atlantic,... read more

Mixed Messages from the Vatican and Bishops

By Fr. Timothy V. Vaverek, October 14, 2020 With the pope’s approval, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has issued a letter entitled The Good Samaritan devoted to the care of persons in the critical and terminal phases of life. Those hoping to renew Christian moral... read more

Vatican reaffirms opposition to euthanasia, warns such patients cannot receive sacraments

By Joshua J. McElwee Vatican, National Catholic Reporter, September 22, 2020 VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is firmly reiterating its objection to the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide, calling the intentional killing of sick patients an "intrinsically evil act" akin to murder and... read more

AS COVID-19 HIT, THE WORLD LET ITS ELDERLY DIE: Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and care.

By Matina Stevis-Gridneff, Matt Apuzzo and Monika Pronczuk, NYT, Aug. 8, 2020 Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and care. BRUSSELS — Shirley Doyen was exhausted. The Christalain nursing... read more

Doctors Killed Quadriplegic Man With Coronavirus Because They Said He Had No “Quality of Life”

By Wesley Smith, LifeNews, July 6, 2020 Something evil happened recently in Austin. Michael Hickson, a forty-six-year-old African-American man with quadriplegia and a serious brain injury, was refused treatment at St. David’s Hospital South Austin while ill with COVID-19. The hospital... read more

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Belgian Brothers of Charity hospitals must drop Catholic identity over euthanasia

Catholic News Agency, May 4, 2020 The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has ordered 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium which belong to the Brothers of Charity to cease identifying as Catholic institutions after they allowed the euthanization of patients in 2017. The hospitals are... read more

US archbishop rebukes brother bishops for claiming abortion not ‘preeminent’ voting issue

Archbishop Samuel Aquila wrote that there are a few bishops who 'sadly ... should know better' than to downplay the critical importance of human life. By Doug Mainwaring DENVER, April 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A U.S. archbishop published a commentary criticizing his brother bishops who... read more