Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Assisted suicide worries Catholic doctors

Physician says giving a lethal dose is not how they want to 'treat' their patients
Ethicist Margaret Somerville (left) meets LifeCanada's Natalie Sonnen at the CHABC conference. "We need to take the white coat off euthanasia," Somerville said. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Health-care workers in this province are voicing concerns about the implications of assisted suicide for their professions. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope meets with victims of abuse
Becky Ianni of Burke, Va., and Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, both members of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests demonstrate in front of the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia Sept. 25. The Pope met privately with a group of survivors of sexual abuse in Philadelphia Sept. 27. CNS photo / Joshua Roberts.
Pope Francis met with five victims of sexual abuse during his visit to Philadelphia, telling bishops afterward that the evil acts can no longer remain in silence, and promised his personal vigilance in protecting minors. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Caritas Internationalis and CIDSE call for binding agreement on climate change
CCODP officer Genevieve Talbot, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, and CCODP deputy director Ryan Worms in New York for UN climate change meetings Sept. 25-27. Photo courtesy CCODP (CCN).
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, president of Caritas Internationalis, said Holy See charitable agencies are urging global decision-makers to make binding agreements on climate change. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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