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  • Bare-Knuckle Religion

    06/13/2018 9:44:47 PM PDT · by KierkegaardMAN · 4 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | Fr. George Rutler
    The recent pardon of the late world heavy weight champion Jack Johnson by our president was a gracious act long overdue. A previous motion had passed the House but died in the Senate in 2008. Johnson’s racially motivated conviction for violating the Mann Act after he had married a white woman resulted in his beginning a year term in Leavenworth prison in 1920. It was not a salutary place; I buried one of its inmates who had done much more than a year there. Johnson skipped bail and spent several years in Europe via Canada. In Barcelona, much in need...
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Confidantes Mock Evangelicals and Conservative Catholics in Podesta Email

    10/11/2016 6:21:52 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | October 11,2016 | Leonardo Blair
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri and Center for American Progress fellow John Halpin mocked conservative Catholicism as an "amazing bastardization of the faith" in new emails released by WikiLeaks.
  • Obama Says "Right to Try" Bill a "Costly Mistake" [semi-satire]

    06/01/2018 6:05:00 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 June 2018 | John Semmens
    This week President Trump signed the "Right to Try" bill recently passed by Congress. The new law will allow desperately ill patients to employ therapies not yet approved by the FDA. Trump called the bill "a decent and humane option to the current policy that allows patients no option until the glacial pace of the FDA has run its full course. Many have died waiting. This will give them a chance to act at their own risk to try to avert dying." Former President Obama predicted "this legislation is a costly mistake. Patients aren't qualified to assess the risks. Neither...
  • TX Bishops and the Culture of Death

    05/03/2018 3:43:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 3, 2018 | Bradley Eli,
    Texas bishops are actually supporting end-of-life directives that allow Texas hospitals to kill their patients much the same as U.K. hospitals did to Alfie Evans and Charlie Guard. The Texas Advance Directives Act (TADA) allows hospitals, not patients or family members to decide when to withdraw life-sustaining care from patients if doctors deem continued care to be futile. The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) last year showed strong support for the measure: "Human intervention that would deliberately cause, hasten or unnecessarily prolong the patient's death violates the dignity of the human person. ... TCCB strongly supports §166.046 as indispensable for ensuring dignity at end of life."  In other...
  • David Goodall: doctors threaten 104-year-old scientist's bid to end his life

    05/01/2018 4:22:18 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 16 replies
    https://www.theguardian.com ^ | 05/01/2018 | Australian Associated Press
    Doctors in Perth are threatening to stop Australia’s oldest scientist flying to Switzerland to end his life through voluntary euthanasia. Edith Cowan University honorary research associate David Goodall, 104, does not have a terminal illness but his quality of life has deteriorated. Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke said Goodall had attempted suicide about two months ago after suffering a fall, ended up in hospital and his daughter had to fight hard to get him out – only succeeding after arranging an independent psychiatric review.
  • Top German doctor finds outcome of Alfie Evans case incomprehensible

    04/26/2018 9:24:27 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 11 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 26/4/2018 | CG
    Senior paediatric doctor at Munich University Hospital who has examined Alfie Evans speaks out.
  • Chemical suffocation? How Alder Hey doctors want Alfie Evans to die.

    04/22/2018 3:09:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 22, 2018 | LifeSite News Staff
    Save Alfie Evans! Tell the hospital to let his parents take him home. Sign the petition here. LIVERPOOL, England, April 22, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Alfie Evans will be given Midazolam and Fentanyl when his life-support is removed. Thomas Evans published part of a legal document today that explains how the Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust plans to end his son’s life. LifeSiteNews reported on Friday that Alfie’s life-support is scheduled to be removed on Monday, April 23. That information is under a publication ban in England. The document Evans published states: “With regard to the process of withdrawal of...
  • French Doctors Condemn a Patient to Death Against Parents’ Wishes

    04/17/2018 6:11:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 4/12/18 | Alexander Slavsky
    The decision comes as France is considering legalizing euthanasia REIMS, France (ChurchMilitant.com) - French Doctors are removing nourishment and hydration for an unconscious man with paralysis despite the fact other hospitals are willing to care for him. Vincent Lambert, who was injured in a 2008 car crash which left him severely brain damaged in a coma as a quadriplegic, is receiving basic hydration and nutrition at the Sebastopol Hospital in Reims, France. His doctors and specialists have shown that he is breathing on his own, responding to stimuli and his condition is stable. But Lambert's physician, Dr. Vincent Sanchez, ruled...
  • [Cath Cauc] Church Leaders Mostly Silent In Face of Rulings Against Alfie Evans, Vincent Lambert

    04/14/2018 12:50:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | April 14, 2018 | Edward Pentin
    As the parents of two year old Alfie Evans battle to save their son’s life in the face of hospital and state rulings to turn off his life support, a hospital in France has ordered the removal of food and water from a 42 year old patient who has been severely disabled for 10 years. The Sebastopol Hospital in Reims ruled on Monday that ordinary means of life support be removed from patient Vincent Lambert on April 19. Vincent suffered severe head injuries in an automobile accident in 2008 that left him a quadriplegic, but other doctors and his parents...
  • Court Forces Doctor to Euthanize Patient or Face Professional Sanction

    03/05/2018 5:39:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | March 5, 2018 | Wesley Smith
    A court in Ontario, Canada, has ruled that a patient’s desire to be euthanized trumps a doctor’s conscientious objection. Doctors there now face the cruel choice between complicity in what they consider a grievous wrong—killing a sick or disabled patient—and the very real prospect of legal or professional sanction.A little background: In 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada conjured a right to lethal-injection euthanasia for anyone with a medically diagnosable condition that causes irremediable suffering—as defined by the patient. No matter if palliative interventions could significantly reduce painful symptoms, if the patient would rather die, it’s the patient’s right to be...
  • Oregon Bill Would Allow Starving Mentally Ill Patients to Death

    02/12/2018 6:08:30 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 51 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | February 5, 2018 | Steve Ertelt
    Apparently assisted suicide is not enough for the death peddlers in this Pacific Northwest State. Now they are pushing legislation in the Oregon State Legislature that would allow starving mentally ill patients to death. A similar bill was defeated last year but the euthanasia promoters are back with a new one, Oregon Right to Life tells LifeNews. House Bill 4135 is scheduled for a hearing and possible work session in the House Health Care Committee at 3:00 pm on February 7th. It is believed this bill will move quickly because there are only 35 days in the 2018 regular session....
  • The Aftermath of Humanae Vitae

    02/10/2018 6:39:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholicism.org ^ | February 5, 2018 | Gary Potter
    Humanae vitae, Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical reaffirming the Church’s defense of the sanctity of human life, was promulgated fifty years ago this year. It was dated July 25, 1968. When July rolls around later this year I shall have some things to say, God willing, about the encyclical’s content. What I’m talking about here is some of the aftermath of the document’s promulgation.Only some. I’m going for a broad picture and in as few words as possible. I shall not deal, for instance, with the epic fight of Patrick Cardinal O’Boyle to preserve doctrinal orthodoxy at the Catholic University...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican science academy tweets NYT story supporting population control

    02/07/2018 6:41:40 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 7, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    The Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences tweeted yesterday without comment a New York Times article about people using birth control to stop having children because of "climate change" fear.  The alarmist New York Times article said some people are “acutely aware that having a child is one of the costliest actions they can take environmentally” and are therefore using artificial contraception to prevent that from happening.
  • New French film raises ghosts of Nazi medical horrors

    02/03/2018 8:45:55 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 27 replies
    Agence France Presse ^ | 3 Feb 2018 | Guillame Souvant
    A new documentary about the scale of Nazi medical experiments has reopened old wounds in France...trending on Twitter. Dr Michel Cymes, the star of a French television medical advice programme, believes that the remains of some of the 86 Jews tortured and mutilated by SS doctor August Hirt may still be in the anatomy collection of the University of Strasbourg. He first raised the theory in his 2015 bestseller, "Hippocrates in Hell", The remains of Jews on which Hirt tested mustard gas at the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp near the Alastian city were supposed to have been buried after it was...
  • Ontario Court Forces Christian Pro-Life Doctors to Refer Patients for Euthanasia

    02/02/2018 6:54:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/31/18 | Lianne Laurence
    TORONTO, January 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – An Ontario Court ruled today that doctors who oppose euthanasia must nevertheless act contrary to their beliefs and refer patients making a euthanasia request to a physician who will end their lives. Critics say the ruling puts physicians in an “impossible position” and has ramifications for Charter rights of freedom of religion and conscience for all Ontario citizens. Three justices of the Ontario Superior Court unanimously agreed Wednesday that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) policy requiring doctors to “effectively” refer patients for medical practices they conscientiously object to — notably...
  • New laity-led Academy for Life corrects Vatican conference on what Church teaches on euthanasia

    01/31/2018 6:33:04 PM PST · by ebb tide
    LifeSite News ^ | January 30, 2018 | Pete Baklinski
    The newly formed laity-led Academy for Life has published a critique of a recent Vatican-run conference on end of life issues that included several speakers who oppose the Catholic Church’s teachings on the right to life. Among these included the president of the board of Switzerland’s Planned Parenthood affiliate, and the president of the pro-euthanasia Royal Dutch Medical Association.  John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family (JAHLF) said that the Nov. 16-17 conference hosted by the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV) — which was recently gutted and re-constituted by Pope Francis — had "serious problems."  "The spirit of the meeting...
  • Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase to create health care company

    01/30/2018 5:00:31 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 59 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | January 30, 2018 7:26 am | Colleen Kelleher | @KelleherWTOP
    WASHINGTON — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will create an independent health care company that is “free from profit-making incentives” that will aim to reduce healthcare costs for their U.S. workers. The focus of the company will be technology solutions “that will provide U.S. employees and their families with simplified high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost,” a news release says. “The ballooning costs of healthcare act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy. Our group does not come to this problem with answers. But we also do not accept it as inevitable. Rather, we...
  • 29-year-old Dutch woman with mental illness will be put to death

    01/25/2018 3:55:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Jan 25, 2018 | Cassie Fiano
    Assisted suicide is the ultimate slippery slope. Time and time again, proponents use heart-wrenching stories of people suffering through pain and anguish as they endure incurable or terminal illnesses, and use these as examples of why we need, as they call it, “death with dignity.” But leaving aside the awful notion of suicide being more dignified than dying a natural death, this never remains the line when it comes to assisted suicide. The parameters get changed and stretched, and the line gets moved further and further. Now, healthy people are being euthanized… solely because of mental illness. In the Netherlands,...
  • Archbishop Michel Aupetit: Paris’ New Pro-Life Champion

    01/21/2018 11:36:44 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 1 replies
    NC Register ^ | Jan 8, 2017 | John M. Grondelski
    Paris now has a vigorous new pro-life advocate for its archbishop! Archbishop Aupetit, 66, was something of a “late vocation” (if you only count the priesthood as a vocation): He was ordained at age 44, after a previous vocation as a medical doctor. He practiced medicine from 1979 to 1990 and taught bioethics until 2006. His book, L’Embryon, Quells Enjeux? (The Embryo: What Are the Stakes? Paris: Éditions Salvator, 2008) is a vigorous defense of the unborn child. Archbishop Aupetit is very much a Renaissance man: As he notes in his book, “We have tried to visit the different domains...
  • Macron Warns and Woos Faith Leaders On Bioethics Reforms

    01/20/2018 9:38:56 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    The Tablet ^ | Jan 9, 2018 | Tom Heneghan
    “This French secularism, which sometimes surprises our neighbours, is a powerful cement in a country torn by so many wars of religion." - Emmanuel Macron President Emmanuel Macron has hinted at controversial changes in France’s bioethics law this year at the same time as he invited the country’s religious leaders to participate fully in the public debate about reforms the Catholic Church opposes. Addressing senior clergy at a New Year’s reception, the president said his role was to ensure both that France debated the bioethics reforms seriously and that it adapted its laws responsibly to changes in technology and society....