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Catholic Care Home Sued for Refusing Euthanasia
Last edited 10th January 2016

The family of an elderly cancer sufferer who wanted to die by euthanasia is suing a Belgian Catholic care home for refusing to let a doctor give the woman a lethal injection on Church-run premises.


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Bishop Barron on Atheism and Assisted Suicide
Last edited 6th November 2015

Two recent news items - the passing of assisted suicide in California and the prevalence of atheists among Harvard freshmen - seem to be disconnected, but they ultimately flow from the same rejection of God. Watch this video with Bishop Robert Barron for more!

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Religious Leaders Unite Against Assisted Suicide
Last edited 4th November 2015

As Canada moves toward legalizing assisted suicide, Catholic bishops and a large Protestant coalition – along with Jewish and Muslim leaders – have joined together to reaffirm the need to help the suffering without killing them.


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National Carers Week - Australia
Last edited 23rd October 2015

Australia is in the midst of National Carers’ Week, a week aimed at recognising and celebrating the contribution unpaid carers make to our community, and raising awareness and education about the diversity of carers and their roles.


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UK MPs Overwhelmingly Reject Assisted Dying Bill
Last edited 13th September 2015

MPs have voted to reject the Assisted Dying Bill introduced by Rob Marris MP last week. The vote, which came after almost five hours of impassioned debate on both sides, resulted in 330 against the Bill and 118 in favour, a majority of 212.


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UK Catholics to Contact MPs Before Assisted Suicide Vote
Last edited 4th September 2015

Ahead of a upcoming debate on assisted suicide in the House of Commons, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, is urging the faithful to contact their representatives. Rob Marris’s ‘Assisted Dying Bill’ will receive its Second Reading in the House of Commons on Friday, September 11.


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Oregon Assisted Suicide Law Has Been a Disaster
Last edited 24th August 2015

The legalisation of assisted suicide in Oregon was a “mistake”, a senior doctor in the US State has declared. The 20-year law is lauded as a model of best practice by assisted suicide campaigners in the UK who hope that the House of Commons will approve a Bill “closely based” on it next month.


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Killing Sick People is Not Compassionate, New Mexico Bishops Affirm
Last edited 17th August 2015

It is in Christ that true compassion for the dying is found – not in assisted suicide, said the Catholic bishops of New Mexico.


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The Euthanasia Debate – Singer v Fisher
Last edited 1st October 2015

A debate between The Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP(Catholic Archbishop of Sydney) and Professor Peter Singer AC (Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University) on the topic: Should Voluntary Euthanasia be Legalised?


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Should Voluntary Euthanasia Be Legalised? A Debate
Last edited 12th August 2015

On 13th August 2015 at 6:30pm, two of the world’s pre-eminent bioethicists will debate each other at the Sydney Town Hall, on the question ‘Should voluntary euthanasia be legalised?’ Professor Peter Singer is travelling from Princeton University for this debate against Most Rev. Dr Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney.


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