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Speak out against assisted suicide, bishop encourages Catholics of Guernsey

Mar 26, 2018

Legalizing assisted suicide is a false solution to the sufferings of the terminally ill, an English bishop has said in... Read more

CNN's 2016 Hero of the Year fights euthanasia of children in Colombia

Feb 27, 2018

In 2016, Jeison Aristizabal was named CNN’s Hero of the Year for overcoming the challenges posed by cerebral palsy and... Read more

Bruges, Belgium.

Belgian deacon on trial for murder

Jan 23, 2018

Ivo Poppe, a 61-year old Catholic deacon in Belgium, went on trial this week under the suspicion of killing at... Read more

Indiana latest state to consider assisted suicide

Jan 9, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

A bill to legalize assisted suicide in Indiana has come under fire by Catholic and pro-life groups shortly after it... Read more

Australian state's lower house passes assisted suicide bill

Oct 20, 2017

A bill to legalize assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia was passed by Victoria's Legislative Assembly on Friday after 26 hours... Read more


Dutch cardinal: Don't underestimate power of Catholics as a 'creative minority'

Oct 3, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Despite the challenges of secularization, a Dutch Cardinal encouraged Catholics from his country and from all parts of the world... Read more

Euthanasia movement is weaker than it seems, expert says

Sep 27, 2017

By Elise Harris

A leading opponent of assisted suicide says that while the movement supporting euthanasia seems strong, the reality is that, at... Read more

She wanted to be euthanized – but changed her mind after meeting Pope Francis

Sep 12, 2017

Consuelo del Socorro Córdoba is a Colombian woman who had made up her mind to be euthanized because of the... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, April 13, 2016.

Pope orders Belgian religious group to stop offering euthanasia to patients

Aug 10, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis is cracking down on a Belgian Brothers of Charity-run organization, giving the group until the end of August... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo: Facebook, Charlie Gard's Fight.

US neurology expert will visit UK to examine Charlie Gard

Jul 14, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

The American doctor whose experimental treatment has been sought by the parents of Charlie Gard will travel to London on... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo courtesy of Connie Yates.

Euthanasia mindset looms over disabled baby's legal fight, ethicist warns

Jun 22, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Legal efforts to bar the parents of a British baby born with a disabling medical condition from seeking treatment overseas... Read more


Cardinal explains how to persuade society that euthanasia is 'toxic'

May 17, 2017

Legalized euthanasia must still be fought – and that fight requires a broad argument that can persuade people of all... Read more

Religious brothers push back on euthanasia directive for Catholic hospitals

May 2, 2017

Following a decision by the board of several Belgian Catholic psychiatric hospitals to start performing euthanasia, the religious brothers who... Read more

An Oregon bill could allow mentally ill patients to be starved

Feb 13, 2017

An Oregon bill on advanced medical directive rules could allow patients who suffer from dementia or mental illness to be... Read more

Mexican flag in front of the Mexican cathedral.

Mexico City constitution blasted for excluding right to life

Feb 8, 2017

The Catholic weekly of the Archdiocese of Mexico City criticized the city’s new constitution, saying that “it does not recognize... Read more


Doctor cleared after having family 'hold down' patient during euthanasia

Feb 2, 2017

A Dutch doctor who drugged an elderly woman and had her restrained as she fought lethal injection has been cleared... Read more

This 81-year-old woman got a 'Don’t Euthanize Me' tattoo

Dec 31, 2016

An 81-year-old walking into a tattoo shop may sound like the start of a joke, but to Christine Nagel, her... Read more

Too many people misunderstand the 'vegetative state'

Dec 17, 2016

By Mary Farrow

Martin Pistorius was a healthy 12-year-old boy living in South Africa with his family in the late 1980s when he... Read more

Euthanasia of alcoholic father sends 'dangerous' message

Dec 2, 2016

By Mary Farrow

A doctor in the Netherlands performed euthanasia on a 41 year-old father of two who claimed his alcoholism had made... Read more

For this disability advocate, Colo. assisted suicide measure still not safe

Oct 1, 2016

By Mary Farrow

Voters in Colorado will decide whether to legalize assisted suicide in their state in November, after a campaign gathered enough... Read more