Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Church Teachings on Euthanasia

By Brian Clowes, PhD / June 2, 2020 /
health care elderly

Once any human being becomes worthless or expendable, all are reduced from an absolute to a relative value and no two human beings would be of equal worth, thus demolishing the very foundation of moral order….By devaluing life ― the life of the unborn, the elderly, the comatose patient, the handicapped ― we are, quite…

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Human Suffering Does Have a Purpose

By Brian Clowes, PhD / May 8, 2020 /
rays of light shining through tree hope

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold which though perishable is tested by fire, may redound to praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. ― 1 Peter 1:6‑7   The Mystery…

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Is Euthanasia a Slippery Slope?

By Susan Ciancio / April 24, 2019 /
elderly woman in a coma

Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God…. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being. ~ Catechism of the Catholic Church In other words,…

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Physician-Assisted Suicide for Terminally Ill Patients

By HLI Staff / March 13, 2019 /
st elizabeth visiting a hospital

“[T]he value of life can today undergo a kind of “eclipse”, even though conscience does not cease to point to it as a sacred and inviolable value,  as is evident in the tendency to disguise certain crimes against life in its early or final stages by using innocuous medical terms which distract attention from the…

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