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The Four Courts in Dublin, Ireland. Credit: Mariusz Gwizdon/Shutterstock.

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

Jan 27, 2021

The Supreme Court of Ireland ruled Friday that a hospital may withhold medical treatment contrary to the wishes of the... Read more

Too few safeguards, opponents of New Zealand euthanasia, assisted suicide bill say

Aug 12, 2020

A New Zealand bill that would legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide does not have enough protections against the possible coercion... Read more

Parliament House, Wellington.

New Zealand to hold referendum on euthanasia, assisted suicide

Nov 13, 2019

The New Zealand Parliament voted in favor of legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide Wednesday, sending the bill to a referendum... Read more

Where hospices are at their worst, Christians have a mission

Jul 12, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

In the wake of terrible conditions of negligence and abuse reported at some U.S. hospice facilities, several Catholic doctors are... Read more

UK court decision will mean vulnerable patients' starvation, critic says

Jul 30, 2018

Brain-damaged patients will be endangered by a U.K. Supreme Court decision making it easier to end their assisted nutrition and... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor. Courtesy of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

These nuns provide 'death with dignity' - but it's not assisted suicide

Oct 11, 2016

By Matt Hadro

As states around the country consider legalizing physician-assisted suicide, “death with dignity” looks markedly different for patients under the care... Read more

(L-R) CEO Kevin Lundy, John Fitzpatrick, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila, Barb Fitzpatrick, Deacon Alan Rastrelli M.D., and Mark Skender.

Denver hospice dedicated to upholding Church teaching

Feb 20, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

A palliative care organization in the Denver archdiocese is committed to providing end-of-life care to patients that fully accords with... Read more