Palliative Care

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

Is the Vatican promoting world-wide euthanasia under the guise of “palliative care”?

Letter of the Cardinal Secretary of State to the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life on the occasion of the Congress on Palliative Care organized by the PAL (Rome, 28 February – 1 March 2018), 28.02.2018 The international Congress entitled “Palliative Care: Everywhere and by... read more

Alarm! PCHETA bill just passed the House

Urgent  - Take Action! Dear friends, Please please read this!  Please pray to the Holy Spirit! And please read Ione Whitlock’s brilliant essay on her blog at titled “(5 Things You Should Know About Palliative Care.” You and those on your lists are needed.  We... read more

Palliative sedation, an end-of-life practice that is legal everywhere

Note from Elizabeth Wickham of LifeTree: This article in the Pittsburg paper makes it clear that at least the Palliative Sedation part of palliative medicine is hardly any different from physician assisted suicide. But there are few articles to explain the death hastening nature of palliative... read more

As assisted suicide law is reinstated, critics say Californians ‘deserve better’

By Maggie Maslak Sacramento, Calif., Jun 19, 2018 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A California judge has reinstated the state’s assisted suicide law, making it legal for terminally ill patients to end their lives while a court case is resolved – a move some critics say targets the... read more

AMA Decides Not to Reaffirm Its Long-Standing Opposition to Assisted Suicide

By Steven Ertelt, Jun 11, 2018 After an intense debate today, the American Medical Association decided not to reaffirm its long-standing opposition to assisted suicide. Surprisingly, the nation’s largest medical society, the American Medical Association, has just voted against the... read more

Alfie Evans not alone: Hundreds of patients starved to death in UK every year

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman May 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) tells the public that euthanasia, or the deliberate killing of patients, is “illegal” in Britain and that the “maximum penalty is life imprisonment.” However, the NHS’s handling of... read more

New Life and Family Academy Defends Traditional Moral Teaching on End-of-Life Issues

By Maike Hickson January 30, 2018 As we reported in October of 2017, a new John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family (JAHLF) has been founded in order to continue the ethical work of the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAL) as well as of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage... read more

Palliative care nurses quit ‘houses of euthanasia’

by Simon Caldwell, 18 Jan 2018 Belgian nurses say the country's growing euthanasia culture is in 'complete contradiction' to their training Belgian nurses and social workers who specialise in treating dying patients are quitting their jobs because palliative care units are being turned into... read more

International Congress on Palliative Care

By Elizabeth Wickham,, December 23, 2017 This lineup for the Feb 28/March 1 workshop of the Pontifical Academy for Life Congress in Rome is certainly NOT pro-life! It is billed as a workshop "To Increase the Awareness of Palliative Care in Society Throughout the World." Most of... read more