Posts Tagged ‘Euthanasia’

Italy’s ‘euthanasia in disguise’ law Comments 0

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Italy’s “euthanasia in disguise” bill has been passed into law 30 years after it was first mooted. The law allows citizens to create advance directives about their treatment. These directives express their final wishes for medical treatment in case they lose the ability to communicate their choice. The Italian senate passed the bill into law Read more

Palliative medicine physicians use morphine with great care Comments 1

Monday, December 18th, 2017
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A palliative medicine physician with 28 years experience in caring for patients and their families at the end of life has challenged ACT party MP David Seymour’s claim that doctors intentionally end peoples’ lives by giving them too much morphine. Dr Sinead Donnelly said she was affronted by the fact that “a politician would imply Read more

Australia’s Catholic Church in crisis Comments 0

Monday, December 4th, 2017

During the past 12 months, Australia’s Catholic Church has had to face several moral issues. These include a sex abuse crisis as the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse published reports about abuse at Catholic schools and institutions, losing the same-sex marriage referendum and Victoria government’s upper house voting to allow euthanasia. Read more

English judge frees man who killed suicidal father Comments 0

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

An English judge has freed a chemist charged with murdering his 85-year-old father who wished to die. The judge said, “Your acts of assistance were acts of pure compassion and mercy.” Read more Related Posts:Trumped: federal judge refuses to deport Chaldeans…Child welfare – history may judge us harshlyMeet me before you judge me: Muslim says Read more

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