By Wesley J. Smith I have been following — and criticizing — the bioethics movement for more than twenty years. As I see it, the mainstream view seeks to instill a utilitarianist philosophy on both the ethics of medicine and the public policies of health care, including where “common morality” — as the views of …Continue reading "Bioethics Intends to Destroy Catholic Healthcare"
By Xavier Symons As euthanasia rates increase in the Canadian province of Ontario, pressure is mounting on Catholic Healthcare providers to abandon their blanket opposition to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). Over 630 Ontarians have received MAiD since the procedure was legalised in Canada in 2015, according to data from the provincial coroner, yet none of …Continue reading "Stand-off with Catholic hospitals as euthanasia gains traction in Canada"
By Pete Baklinski Editor’s note. This appeared at LifeSite News and is reposted with permission. BELGIUM, May 9, 2017 — The Vatican has launched an investigation into Catholic psychiatric care centers in Belgium run by a Catholic order after it quietly approved euthanasia for patients earlier this year. The Vatican’s Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro …Continue reading "Vatican to investigate Belgian Catholic hospitals for deciding to euthanize sick people"
Editor’s note. This appeared at MercatorNet and is reposted with permission. Brother René Stockman is the superior general of the Brothers of Charity, a “congregation” of the Catholic Church which cares for the poor and the needy. Although residing in Rome in recent years, he has been one of the leading voices in Belgium opposing legalised …Continue reading "Brother Rene Stockman is devastated by news that Catholic psychiatric hospitals will offer euthanasia"
By Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia Editor’s note. We are just over a month away from the 44th anniversary of the abominable Roe v. Wade decision and its equally hideous companion, Doe v. Bolton. We’re largely publishing previously run stores about Roe and Doe in December, although there will be new ones and …Continue reading "Christian witness and Roe v. Wade"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This appeared in the digital “Election Issue” of National Right to Life News. There are minor changes to update the story which first ran Friday. If you haven’t voted, it is imperative that you do. Amazing as it may seem, there is still a sizeable number of people who have …Continue reading "Abortion: the paramount issue of our day"
By Kyle Drennen After CBS and ABC ignored the WikiLeaks revelation that top Hillary Clinton staffers exchanged anti-Catholic rhetoric via e-mail and NBC only offered mere seconds to controversy, one would expect a major U.S. Catholic leader denouncing the comments would draw at least some media attention. However, after New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan condemned …Continue reading "Nets Ignore Cardinal Dolan Blasting Clinton Campaign’s Catholic Bashing"
By Dave Andrusko In just 33 days Americans will make a monumental decision: who will be the 44th President of the United States. This will the 13th presidential election in which I have cast my vote and never have the stakes been higher. Archbishop Samuel Aquila, writing in the Denver Catholic offers counsel as he …Continue reading "Archbishop Aquila thoughtfully answers the question, “How should a Catholic vote?”"
Addressing convention, Carl Anderson defends religious liberty, persecuted Christians TORONTO — Because it has resulted in human devastation on a massive scale, “abortion is different” the CEO of the Knights of Columbus told a convention of the organization’s members and nearly 100 Catholic bishops on Tuesday. He added that “it is time to stop creating …Continue reading "Opposition to Abortion is Central to Building a Loving Society, says K of C Leader"
By Wesley J. Smith Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief …Continue reading "Catholic Nursing Home Successfully Sued for Refusing Euthanasia"
By Michael J. New Editor’s note. This appeared today at www.nationalreview.com/corner/332155/catholic-pro-life-and-voting-obama-michael-j-new and is reprinted with permission As Election Day approaches, many media outlets, like clockwork, make an effort to convince pro-life voters to support Democratic presidential candidates. This year is no exception. Last Friday, the Huffington Post ran an essay by University of St. Thomas …Continue reading "Catholic, Pro-Life, and Voting for Obama?"
By Dave Andrusko A column in today’s Washington Post is the latest evidence that an audience well beyond the Catholic Church is coming to agree that the Obama administration is systemically anti-Catholic. Michael Gerson pays close attention to the latest confrontations—over the objections of career staffers, when the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) …Continue reading "Is the Obama Administration Anti-Catholic? The Evidence Amounts that it is"