“The state has an interest (responsibility) in protecting the poor, the elderly and disabled persons. The lives of the disabled and elderly must be no less valuable than the lives of young and healthy … The difficulty in defining terminal illness and the risk that a dying patient’s request for assistance in ending his or her life might not be truly voluntary justifies the prohibitions on assisted suicide we uphold here.” – Chief Justice William Rehnquist
It would be difficult to imagine a more heart-wrenching scenario, eerily reminiscent of the now famous case of Charlie Gard.
As we posted back in December, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England, has asked the court to allow the hospital to disconnect the life support systems of 20-month-old Alfie Evans.
His young parents, Tom Evans, 21, and Kate James, 20, are fighting to convince…
8am Mass at St Mary Church
10;30am Mass at St Joseph Church
Pope Francis is probably the most staunch pro-life pope we have ever seen. Actual quotes form Pope Francis will come at a later date in the bulletin and on this web site.
ProLifeCorner- Freeport, Il – by AnnaRae – 10-13-2014 – Our country and our world is suffering from the culture of death; we suffer from not only Ebola and other deadly viruses, but from the disease of the mind that condones abortion and euthanasia. It seems tempting to encourage people who are facing pain, from cancer or some other illness, to seek out someone who will help them end their life so they do not have to go through this agony. It seems tempting to encourage young women to seek an abortion if they do not want or cannot afford to bear a child at this time. Do we think of the pain she will endure down the road? The regrets, the sorrow, the physical difficulties? Continue reading “Death and Human Dignity”
Homily given at 8am Mass in St Mary Church.