Euthanasia

Thumbnail sick and elderly 2 at the sanctuary basilica of of lady of lourdes in lourdes france on may 15 2015 credit elise harris cna 5 15 15 After assisted suicide bill fails, English bishops urge greater care for the dying

A measure that would have legalized assisted suicide in England and Wales failed in the British Parliament Friday by a vote of 330-118, much to the...

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Thumbnail pets1 A higher standard than for cats and dogs

Sometimes people will point out: “We euthanize our pets when they suffer, and they are clearly creatures of God, so why can’t we euthanize a sick...

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Thumbnail elderly woman with cane old woman credit oneinchpunch shutterstock cna An Oregon bill could allow mentally ill patients to be starved

Portland, Ore., Feb 13, 2017 / 02:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Oregon bill on advanced medical directive rules could allow patients who suffer from...

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Thumbnail abp jose gomez at the pontifical north american college on may 2 2015 credit daniel ibanez cna 5 2 15 4 Archbishop Gomez: social justice needs a pro-life foundation

Efforts to combat social injustice cannot forget that the right to life is foundational, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said at a Hispanic...

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Thumbnail arizona state capitol in phoenix credit ted eytan via flickr cc by sa 20 filter added cna Arizona strengthens conscience protections for health care workers

Phoenix, Ariz., Mar 28, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Health care providers and institutions opposed to assisted suicide gained more legal...

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Thumbnail requiem for the unborn 24 124 ‘As long as there are Christians, no one should have to suffer alone’

euthaEditor’s note: The archbishop’s reflections this week are adapted from his homily at the Requiem Mass for the Unborn, held on Jan. 24 at the...

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Thumbnail pills arina p habich via shutterstock cna Australian bishops: Assisted suicide is the opposite of health care

Melbourne, Australia, Apr 25, 2017 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Proposals to legalize euthanasia in the Australian state of Victoria are based on...

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Thumbnail pill bottles credit  brian gaid via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 2 2 15 1 Australian bishops: the suffering need compassion, not suicide by drugs

Euthanasia isn’t what the suffering and dying really need, said Australia’s Catholic bishops. “Suicide is always a tragedy, and all people who are...

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Thumbnail belgiums house of parliament credit chadbriggs via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 12 20 13 Belgium's child euthanasia move lamented as 'unbelievable'

In the wake of Belgium's recent decision to legalize euthanasia for children, several members of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life voiced...

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Thumbnail bishop mark davies of shrewsbury preaches at st columbas church in chester on feb 15 2014 photo courtesy of the diocese of shrewsbury cna 4 15 14 1 Bishop Davies: Lourdes shrine a light amid war, death

This weekend, shortly before today's centenary of the beginning of World War I, an English bishop has said that the Marian shrine of Lourdes...

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Thumbnail vote credit ally aubry via flickr cc by 20 filter added cna Bishop poses ten questions for Catholic Brits ahead of general election

Portsmouth, England, May 15, 2017 / 03:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An English bishop has asked the people of his diocese to remember the sanctity of...

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Thumbnail euthanasia medical syringe credit sfam photo shutterstock cna Brothers of Charity euthanasia controversy could have far-reaching implications

Vatican officials have summoned to Rome the board of directors overseeing a group of Belgian Catholic hospitals. The group administers hospitals...

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Thumbnail medication credit ashley rose via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 2 2 15 pills 1 Canadians will regret legal assisted suicide, Cardinal Collins predicts

The coming legalization of assisted suicide in Canada will threaten the vulnerable, hide killing with euphemisms, and threaten the consciences of...

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Thumbnail cardinal timothy dolan credit archdiocese of boston via flickr cna Cardinal Dolan calls for new energy in fight against assisted suicide

New York City, N.Y., Nov 23, 2016 / 12:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the push for physician-assisted suicide continues throughout the country,...

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Thumbnail charlie gard  photo charlie gards gofundme page cna Charlie Gard raises questions of parents' rights, government limits

London, England, Jul 25, 2017 / 03:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For the past few months the world has watched closely as the parents of a gravely ill...

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Thumbnail pills arina p habich via shutterstock cna Christian leaders unite to oppose assisted suicide in Australia

Catholics and Christian leaders from several denominations have joined forces in the Australian state of Victoria to decry a bill in favor of...

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Thumbnail hospital credit unsplash cna Defying Vatican, Belgian religious brothers will continue to offer euthanasia

The board of the Belgian Brothers of Charity announced Tuesday it will continue offering euthanasia to patients in their psychiatric centres,...

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Thumbnail crowds at the march for life in washington dc on jan 27 2017 credit jeff bruno 27 cna Did you March for life? Don't let it stop there, advocate says

Washington D.C., Jan 31, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Tens of thousands of pro-life advocates went to the national March for Life this past...

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