(RNS) — A failure to appreciate the historical context of the ‘sanctity of life’ has led some to distort its meaning.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia's refusal to insist on the uniform application of church law reflects the approach to complex issues that has taken hold under Francis.
When HHS does get around to writing its rules, it would do well to listen to the Catholic Health Association in developing rules that protect individual consciences but do not discriminate.
(RNS) — Pro-life views are now deeply tied to a man who is associated with sexism, racism and narcissism, and this will be how today’s young people will think of pro-lifers for decades to come, writes Charles C. Camosy. (COMMENTARY)
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Belgian religious congregation is defying Pope Francis' order to stop allowing euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals, saying that its decision to do so is fully consistent with Catholic doctrine.
LONDON (AP) — In May, the Brothers of Charity group announced it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia at its 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium, one of only two countries — along with the Netherlands — where doctors are legally allowed to kill people with mental health problems, at their request.
LONDON (RNS) — The baby died after his parents gave up a protracted legal battle with a London hospital over whether he could be successfully treated in the United States for a rare genetic condition.
Christianity is not the only anti-bathos-faith, but it is representative of values unlikely to be surrendered by those in any community or tradition who celebrate dignity more than advertised self-affirmation.
(Crux) If Charlie had the right kind of mental capacities, he would not be being discarded in this way, writes Charlie Camosy.
ROME (RNS) The impromptu visits, part of the Holy Year of Mercy events, were aimed at highlighting the Catholic Church's teaching on the sanctity of all life at all stages.
(RNS) Here are three reasons traditional Christians should carefully and prayerfully engage Singer’s work with an open mind.
(RNS) The judges unanimously ruled that “the nursing home had no right to refuse euthanasia on the basis of conscientious objection.”
The option to die with a doctor's prescription would only apply to adults suffering serious and incurable illness and where death is reasonably foreseeable.
(RNS) The bottom line, said Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, is that a Catholic who requests assistance in dying “lacks the proper disposition for the anointing of the sick."
(RNS) Euthanasia for terminally ill adults is legal -- and popular -- but opposition is growing now that it's allowed for terminally ill children and people with severe mental illness.
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