Euthanasia

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Pro-life advocates fight against euthanasia expansions across Canada, Australia

Feb 21, 2024

By Daniel Payne

In Canada, euthanasia and assisted suicide have been legal for nearly a decade and in Australia all six of the... Read more

Father Patrick Pullicino, an English Catholic priest and neurologist, has been vindicated after being investigated by a UK medical regulation agency for giving his expert opinion in an emergency end-of-life case.

UPDATE: English Catholic priest vindicated for ‘pro-life’ opinion in end-of-life case

Feb 16, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Father Patrick Pullicino, an English Catholic priest and neurologist, has been vindicated after being investigated by a U.K. medical regulation... Read more

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Ecuadorian bishops oppose decriminalization of euthanasia: ‘Human life is sacred’

Feb 15, 2024

By Diego Lopez Marina

“Human life is sacred and inviolable. Any complicity with death ends up being paid for by the weakest and most... Read more

Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg speaks with “EWTN News Nightly” Host Tracy Sabol on Feb. 13, 2024.

‘This is about killing people’: Leading voice against euthanasia warns of pro-euthanasia efforts

Feb 14, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

“This is their most active year ever ... they’re pushing very hard in the states they hope to win in,”... Read more

Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal, Canada.

Archdiocese of Montreal sues Quebec government over MAID forced upon hospice

Feb 9, 2024

By Anna Farrow

Montreal’s Archbishop Christian Lépine is taking on the attorney general of Quebec. Read more

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Activists prepare to sue Canadian Catholic hospital over assisted suicide refusal

Feb 9, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Assisted suicide activisits say the lawsuit against St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver “would pave the way for the secularization of... Read more

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Euthanasia for Canada’s mentally ill still on the table despite ‘pause’ on implementation

Feb 9, 2024

By Martin Barillas

The Canadian government has paused implementing medical assistance in dying (MAID). But the pause does not mean a permanent halt... Read more

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Ecuador’s Constitutional Court decriminalizes euthanasia

Feb 8, 2024

By Diego Lopez Marina

According to one pro-life leader, “this is a very hard blow against the human dignity and constitutional rights of Ecuadorians.” Read more

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Canada postpones assisted suicide for mentally ill: Country ‘not ready’ for it

Feb 2, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Canadians suffering from mental illnesses were expected to be able to apply for assisted suicide by mid-March 2024.  Read more

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Assisted suicide will bring about ‘reduction in health care spending,’ report claims

Jan 25, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The implementation of assisted suicide will “save” the Canadian health care system between $34.7 and $136.8 million, a new report... Read more

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Catholics in Massachusetts, New York urged to oppose assisted suicide bills

Jan 24, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

In both states efforts are underway to legalize assisted suicide. Read more

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Irish Medical Council strips directive banning ‘deliberate killing’ of patients

Jan 11, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The council changed its directive on end-of-life care to remove a line that said doctors should “not participate in the... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron speaks to EWTN's Colm Flynn about evangelizing the culture today in October 2023.

Bishop Barron: Assisted suicide can never be morally sanctioned

Jan 8, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Winona-Rochester Bishop Robert Barron is urging Catholics to oppose an effort to make assisted suicide legal in Minnesota. Read more

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Investment firm develops Catholic faith-aligned 401(k) plan

Jan 1, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

A Denver-based investment firm is working to develop a 401(k) retirement plan that filters out stocks that promote behavior in... Read more

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Critics: Death stats in Canada, some U.S. states hide euthanasia, assisted suicide numbers

Dec 12, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Euthanasia and assisted suicide do not appear in the top 10 list of causes of death in Canada despite comprising... Read more

Silvio Alvarado with his wife, Paulina, and their two children.

Ecuadoran with incurable illness: Only God has authority over death

Dec 7, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

In an interview with ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner, Silvio Alvarado explained that euthanasia “is not the path I... Read more

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5 things to know about the debate on euthanasia in Ecuador

Nov 28, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

The discussion started Nov. 20 when Ecuador’s constitutional court began to evaluate arguments regarding the request of a woman to... Read more

The "Mass of a Lifetime," celebrated by Father Nathan Siray of the Diocese of Calgary, took place at Evanston Summit Retirement Residence in Calgary, Alberta, on Oct. 15, 2023.

‘Mass of a Lifetime’ reminds elderly ‘their community has not forgotten them’

Nov 19, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The special Mass was held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at a retirement home, to “intentionally affirm, involve, and inspire” the... Read more

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American Medical Association retains opposition to assisted suicide

Nov 14, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The Catholic Medical Association praised the AMA for maintaining its stance on physician-assisted suicide. Read more

Amanda Achtman's last photo with her grandfather, Joseph Achtman.

Fighting euthanasia in Canada: Amanda Achtman is a millennial on a mission 

Nov 5, 2023

By Zoe Romanowsky

Achtman, who has launched the Dying to Meet You project, says “it’s not so much that we have a culture... Read more