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Spanish youth launch prayer campaign ahead of euthanasia law taking effect

Jun 16, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

A group of young Catholics have launched "1 Week for Life", a campaign of prayer and fasting for the end... Read more

Deaths by euthanasia soared last year in Canada

Jun 9, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The number of Canadians who ended their lives by euthanasia and assisted suicide increased by 17% in 2020, the country’s... Read more

Austria’s Catholic bishops: Provide ‘assistance to live,’ not assistance to suicide

Jun 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The bishops spoke out after the country’s top court ruled that assisted suicide should no longer be a criminal offense. Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury

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

May 24, 2021

A true culture of caring protects the sick, the vulnerable, and the elderly, said one English Catholic bishop in response... Read more

As UK lawmakers revisit assisted suicide, palliative care prof says ‘aid in dying’ advocacy misleads

May 21, 2021

A peer in the House of Lords has put forward a proposal to revisit the legalization of assisted suicide in... Read more

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Canadian bishops condemn new assisted suicide law

Apr 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Canada’s Catholic bishops have condemned the country’s new assisted suicide law, and are asking for people to pray and to... Read more

New Mexico legalizes assisted suicide

Apr 9, 2021

New Mexico’s governor on Thursday signed a bill legalizing assisted suicide in the state. Read more

Canada’s assisted suicide law could especially harm indigenous peoples, group warns

Mar 25, 2021

A Canadian suicide prevention group is raising alarms that the country’s new assisted suicide law could especially harm indigenous peoples. Read more

New Mexico Senate passes assisted suicide bill

Mar 17, 2021

The New Mexico state Senate has passed a bill to decriminalize assisted suicide, which the state’s Catholic bishops had strongly... Read more

Bill expanding access to euthanasia, assisted suicide advances in Canada

Mar 12, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Canada’s vulnerable populations are at risk due to Bill C-7’s expansion of euthanasia and assisted suicide to those with disabling,... Read more

Ireland’s Catholic bishops: Assisted suicide bill ‘fundamentally flawed’

Mar 11, 2021

Ireland’s Catholic bishops have said that a bill seeking to legalize assisted suicide is “fundamentally flawed.” Read more

Report: Patients being offered assisted suicide in apparent policy violation

Feb 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

An investigation by a Vancouver, Canada Catholic newspaper has uncovered evidence that at least one of the region’s publicly funded... Read more

Portuguese president requests constitutional review of proposed euthanasia law

Feb 19, 2021

Portugal’s president on Thursday requested a constitutional review of a recently-passed bill to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in the... Read more

Archbishop Franz Lackner of Salzburg, Austria. Credit: Archdiocese of Salzburg.

Catholic archbishop: Austrian court ruling on assisted suicide ‘just the beginning’

Feb 19, 2021

An Austrian archbishop warned Catholics on Wednesday that a top court’s ruling on assisted suicide is “just the beginning.”  Read more

Irish bishops decry bill to legalize euthanasia

Feb 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

Catholic leaders and human rights advocates have expressed concern over a bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in Ireland.  Read more

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Disability cannot be grounds for voluntary euthanasia, UN officials say

Jan 27, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A disability rights organization praised United Nations human rights experts for condemning voluntary euthanasia on the basis of disability.  Read more

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As assisted suicide continues to rise in Ontario, pro-lifers call for government action

Jan 22, 2021

As cases of assisted suicide continue to increase annually in Ontario, pro-life advocates have called on the government to implement... Read more

British Columbia hospice to be evicted over euthanasia opposition 

Jan 15, 2021

A hospice in Delta, British Columbia is laying off all staff next month as they will be evicted from their... Read more

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Spanish parliament advances legal euthanasia, despite Catholic opposition

Dec 18, 2020

Spain’s parliament has advanced a euthanasia and assisted suicide bill that Catholic leaders had decried as “a defeat for all”... Read more

Austrian Catholic leader deplores court ruling on assisted suicide

Dec 14, 2020

An Austrian Catholic archbishop expressed dismay after the country’s top court ruled that assisted suicide should no longer be a... Read more