During morning Mass on August 14th, the feast day of St. Maximilian Kolbe, I listened to the priest recount the story of his death at Auschwitz. I knew the story well, but on hearing it this time I realized just how important his intercession is against assisted suicide and euthanasia. As a "poorly behaved" child, … Continue reading St. Maximilian Kolbe and Euthanasia
California legislators legalized assisted suicide in the summer of 2015 during an extraordinary session limited to healthcare finance. Gov. Brown outlined the scope of that session; assisted suicide was not listed. He signed the legislation into law. In 2016, on the day the law went into effect, the Life Legal Defense Foundation, American Academy of … Continue reading Assisted Suicide is now ILLEGAL in CA
Photo credit: Catherine Adair Over 250 people came to see Fatal Flaws at Assumption College in Worcester on May 17th and to hear Bishop McManus lead the panel in discussing the terrible impact assisted suicide would have on the Church and her vulnerable people. The movie clearly documents that once legal, assisted suicide becomes more … Continue reading Fatal Flaws Event A Success
In December, the New York Times reported on the widespread starvation of children in Venezuela due to its economic collapse. The government's response: falsify the records. "Doctors are censored in hospitals, too, often warned not to include malnutrition in children’s medical records. “In some public hospitals, the clinical diagnosis of malnutrition has been prohibited,” Dr. … Continue reading Falsifying Health Records
This article was published in this week's Catholic Free Press. As is usually the case with life issues, each side seem to talk a different language. The same is true in the debate on physician-assisted suicide (PAS). From those of us who oppose PAS we hear that “all life has dignity” while from those who … Continue reading A Tale of Two Dignities
In September, The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) surveyed its 22,500 members regarding physician assisted suicide (PAS). They say that because of that survey, the MMS decided to “rescinded its longstanding opposition to physician assisted suicide,” and to adopt a position of “neutral engagement.” But is that consistent with the survey results? The survey itself had … Continue reading Mass Medical Society PAS Survey Results
One of the biggest medical stories of 2017 was met with bored indifference. The death rate from Alzheimer's Disease rose a whopping 55% from 1999 to 2014. It is now the 6th leading cause of death, 5th leading cause in those over 65. And the 2015 data are even worse. The rates of the other … Continue reading Alzheimer Euthanasia Already Reality?