Legal assisted suicide bill would mean killing, not caring, UK bishop warns

Legal assisted suicide bill would mean killing, not caring, UK bishop warns

CNA—A true culture of caring protects the sick, the vulnerable, and the elderly, said one English Catholic bishop in response to a proposal to legalize assisted suicide in the United Kingdom. “The culture built on the commandment ‘You shall not kill’ has protected the most vulnerable, led to the development of the finest end of…

Irish Supreme Court: Hospital may withhold treatment of child against parents’ wishes

Irish Supreme Court: Hospital may withhold treatment of child against parents’ wishes

CNA—The Supreme Court of Ireland ruled Friday that a hospital may withhold medical treatment contrary to the wishes of the parents of a child with severe injuries. “The withholding of treatment to a child does not necessarily require parental consent to be lawful if it based on a properly made decision as to the best…

Biden COVID advisor has ‘deeply troubling’ views on healthcare rationing

Biden COVID advisor has ‘deeply troubling’ views on healthcare rationing

Presumptive president-elect Joe Biden announced his advisory board to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, with one member attracting criticism for his views on the elderly and people with disabilities. Biden’s transition team on Monday tapped Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, who advised the Obama administration on health policy, to join a team of other public health experts…

Everything you need to know about Purgatory, Indulgences and Praying for the Dead

Everything you need to know about Purgatory, Indulgences and Praying for the Dead

What is Purgatory? Culling directly from the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other documents, Wikipedia authors explain as follows: The Catholic Church holds that “all who die in God’s grace and friendship but still imperfectly purified” undergo the process of purification which the Church calls purgatory, “so as to achieve the holiness necessary to…

November 1-8: You Can Release Souls from Purgatory!!

November 1-8: You Can Release Souls from Purgatory!!

Do you want to make a real difference in the world, in your life, and be a super-hero “force for good” this week?  You can do it, in spades. And it’s not difficult! As a practicing Catholic, you can gain special indulgences for the faithful departed any time, but especially during the first eight days of…

Cardinal Burke Clarifies Church Teachings on End-of-Life Issues

Cardinal Burke Clarifies Church Teachings on End-of-Life Issues

May 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – On Monday morning, May 20, Cardinal Raymond Burke gave LifeSite the following interview regarding the situation of Vincent Lambert, whose feeding tube was to be pulled that day. Meanwhile, we have learned that the feeding tube was pulled without Vincent’s family being told. LifeSite: Your Eminence, you have certainly heard…