Tag: Euthanasia

Dutch priest critical of ‘euthanasia death’ reports of teen

Dutch priest critical of ‘euthanasia death’ reports of teen

| Jonathan Luxmoore | June 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

A senior Dutch priest criticized media reports on the death of a teenager experiencing depression, accusing foreign media of “sensationalizing euthanasia” in his country.

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Catholic brother hails trial of Belgian docs for violating euthanasia law

Catholic brother hails trial of Belgian docs for violating euthanasia law

| Simon Caldwell | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The head of a Catholic order that runs homes for psychiatric patients welcomed the first prosecutions of Belgian doctors for an illegal act of euthanasia.

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Toronto doctors lay out procedures for euthanasia for children

Toronto doctors lay out procedures for euthanasia for children

| Michael Swan | October 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a prestigious medical journal, doctors from Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children have laid out policies and procedures for administering medically assisted death to children, including scenarios where the parents would not be informed until after the child dies.

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California judge overturns state law legalizing assisted suicide

California judge overturns state law legalizing assisted suicide

A May 15 ruling by a California judge overturning the state’s law allowing assisted suicide is encouraging because it “was a bad law,” said Ned Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference.

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Terminally ill mother: Euthanasia push robs ‘friends and family of joy’

Terminally ill mother: Euthanasia push robs ‘friends and family of joy’

| Marilyn Rodrigues | April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

In March, as Anna Corry lay dying, she sent out a request to speak publicly about her opposition to euthanasia.

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Palliative care is pro-life response to euthanasia, panelists say

Palliative care is pro-life response to euthanasia, panelists say

| February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Intentionally causing a patient’s death is different from accepting that a patient is dying, then providing emotional and spiritual support and pain relief, said a doctor who practices and promotes palliative care.

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Belgian brothers group to keep offering euthanasia at psych facilities

Belgian brothers group to keep offering euthanasia at psych facilities

| Jonathan Luxmoore | September 15, 2017 | 3 Comments

Belgium’s Brothers of Charity Group, which runs 15 centers for psychiatric patients, has rejected a Vatican order to stop offering euthanasia.

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Pope tells Belgian Brothers of Charity no more euthanasia for patients

Pope tells Belgian Brothers of Charity no more euthanasia for patients

| Simon Caldwell | August 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis has given a Belgian religious order until the end of August to stop offering euthanasia to psychiatric patients.

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Dutch cardinal: Bishops warned of euthanasia’s slippery slope

Dutch cardinal: Bishops warned of euthanasia’s slippery slope

| Jonathan Luxmoore | August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recent increases in euthanasia and assisted suicide deaths among psychiatric and dementia patients reflect the concerns church officials expressed years ago, said a Dutch cardinal.

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Pope calls for respecting parents’ wishes to care for dying child

Pope calls for respecting parents’ wishes to care for dying child

Expressing his closeness to the parents, Pope Francis said he was “praying for them, hoping that their desire to accompany and take care of their own baby until the end is not disregarded.”

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Vatican launches Belgium euthanasia investigation

Vatican launches Belgium euthanasia investigation

| Simon Caldwell | May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Vatican is investigating the decision of a group of psychiatric care centers run by a Catholic religious order in Belgium to permit doctors to perform euthanasia of “nonterminal” mentally ill patients on its premises.

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Belgian Brothers to allow euthanasia for nonterminal psych patients

Belgian Brothers to allow euthanasia for nonterminal psych patients

| Simon Caldwell | May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

A group of psychiatric care centers run by a Catholic religious order in Belgium has announced it will permit doctors to undertake the euthanasia of “nonterminal” mentally ill patients on its premises.

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