Posts Tagged ‘Euthanasia’

2018 Catholic Youth Festival in Australia Comments 0

Monday, October 16th, 2017

The 2018 Catholic Youth Festival will be hosted by Australia, Anthony Fisher, Archbishop of  Sydney says. At present Australia is waiting for the results on a referendum on same sex marriage and Parliament is considering legalising euthanasia. The bishops will discuss these themes at the festival. Read more Related Posts:Tickets now on sale for Aotearoa Read more

Belgian hospitals euthanasia group summoned to Rome Comments 0

Monday, October 9th, 2017

The board administering Belgian hospitals sponsored by the Brothers of Charity has been summoned to Rome. The board – made up mainly of lay members – recently decided to allow euthanasia in the Catholic hospitals it oversees. After appeals from the religious order, board members have been asked to explain their decision to Church authorities Read more

Reject assisted dying bill, oncologists support Catholics Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

The state parliaments in Victoria and New South Wales are being urged to reject the assisted dying bill in front of them. Both states are considering legislation for euthanasia. The Catholics who have written to their state parliaments are supported by 101 oncologists, who have written to their Victorian MPs calling for them to refuse Read more

Analysis of the assisted dying debate Comments 0

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Dying and death is not a new phenomenon: we have always become ill, suffered, were going to die and someone else could have killed us. So why now, at the beginning of the 21st century, after prohibiting euthanasia for thousands of years and when we can do so much more to relieve suffering than in Read more

Brothers of Charity promise not to support euthanasia Comments 0

Monday, September 18th, 2017

The Belgian Brothers of Charity are saying they may withdraw their sponsorship of 15 Belgian hospitals after the hospital board voted to ignore a Vatican demand not to perform euthanasia at their facilities. The head of the order, Brother René Stockman, says the Brothers would remain faithful to the Church’s teaching, despite serious civil pressure Read more

Belgian religious hospitals defy pope on euthanasia Comments 0

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Belgian Brothers of Charity will continue offering euthanasia to the mental health patients they care for, despite being ordered by the Vatican to stop by the end of August. Raf De Rycke, who is the head of the province’s board of directors, says the order’s leadership has not been able to resolve the dispute, which Read more

Why we didn’t back the euthanasia bill Comments 0

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Throughout this term of Parliament it has been my privilege to serve as chair of the health committee. Over the last two years, it has been my responsibility to lead the inquiry into assisted suicide and euthanasia as requested by a petition to Parliament. I led a group of dedicated MPs from a cross-section of Read more

Former Belgian prime minister says Vatican’s authority long past Comments 0

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The former Belgian prime minister, Herman Van Rompuy, has tweeted his rejection of Pope Francis’ authority to ban euthanasia, and says the time when Rome had the final say is “long past.” Van Rompuy, who was prime minister from 2009 to 2014 and is also the first President of the European Council, was responding to Pope Read more

Pope’s ultimatum: stop euthanasia at Brothers of Charity hospitals Comments 0

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

The superior general of the Brothers of Charity is welcoming an ultimatum from Pope Francis for his order’s psychiatric centres to stop offering euthanasia to patients. Brother Rene Stockman says Francis gave his personal approval to a Vatican demand that the Brothers of Charity reverse its policy by the end of August and reassert its Read more

Why I don’t support euthanasia (and you shouldn’t either) Comments 0

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
Shakira Hussein

Euthanasia marginalises an already vulnerable group and should not be legalised. A report from a Victorian parliamentary committee is expected to recommend legislative changes that would permit assisted dying. The stage for such change has already been set through a series of recent media articles and public events. Earlier this year, The Age reported the case of 55-year-old Read more