Euthanasia

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

“Disturbing”: 2,655 Belgians Including One Child Were Killed By Euthanasia

Society for the Protection of the unborn,March 5, 2020 2,655 Belgians including one child were killed by euthanasia in 2019, Belgium’s Euthanasia Commission has revealed. John Deighan, SPUC Deputy Chief Executive said: “We must resist all attempts to legalise euthanasia/assisted suicide in... read more

De Mattei: The ‘Assisted Suicide’ of the Church and Society

By Roberto de Mattei, Corrispondenza Romana, August 21, 2019 All attention in Italy at the moment is focussed on the political crisis. Yet there is another much graver and vaster crisis, which constitutes the background for the political crisis: the religious and moral crisis of the West. The... read more

N.J. bishop calls assisted suicide law an “utter failure” of government to protect the vulnerable

By Zelda Caldwell, Aletia, August 01, 2019 The elderly and those with disabilities could feel pressure to end their own lives, he said. New Jersey’s new law which legalizes assisted suicide amounts to an “utter failure of government” to care for the vulnerable, said Bishop James E.... read more

Vincent Lambert’s death is a tragedy for the Church and the world: Here’s what we can learn

By Jeanne Smits, Paris correspondent, LifeSite News, June 11, 2019 Vincent Lambert, France’s Terri Schiavo, died on Thursday, July 11 at 8:24 a.m. Paris time in a room of the geriatrics and palliative care department of Reims University Hospital, where he had been kept under lock and key for... read more

Say Mass for Vincent Lambert, Paris archbishop tells priests

Catholic News Agency, July 10, 2019 The Archbishop of Paris, Michael Aupetit, has asked priests of his archdiocese to offer Mass for the intention of Vincent Lambert, the 42 year-old quadriplegic man nearing death in a French hospital after doctors withdrew food and water on Sunday. “It's... read more