St. Maximilian Kolbe and Euthanasia

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,…

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Fatal Flaws Event A Success

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…

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Falsifying Health Records

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.…

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US Mortality Rises Especially in Alzheimer’s

That is the headline you did not see in the news when the Centers for Disease Control released Mortality in the United States, 2015 on December 8.  This has been the first increase in mortality since 1999 and drop in US life expectancy since 1993. The rise in Alzheimer’s deaths is staggering, far outpacing any other…

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Jerome Lejeune and End of Life Care

In 1969, Jerome Lejeune became the 5th recipient of the William Allan Award of the American Society of Human Genetics, the highest honor a scientist can receive in the field of genetics.  He earned this honor for discovering Trisomy 21, the cause of Down Syndrome. His discovery, rather than leading to a greater insight and acceptance of Down…read full…

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