Good News, Bad News: Stuff Catholics Care About

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Got just a minute? Here's a quick recap of three news items I spotted today.GOOD NEWS:  California's Assisted Suicide Bill Dies for Lack of SupportSB 128, which would have legalized assisted suicide in the state of California, is off the table. Pro-life groups had rallied against the Death With Dignity bill, in part because of the highly publicized assisted suicide death of 29-year-0ld Brittany Maynard, who suffered from terminal cancer.BAD NEWS:  Pakistan Bans Translation of Islamic … [Read more...]

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Brittany Maynard’s Mother Calls Vatican Statement “A Slap In the Face”

Brittany Maynard's mother is angry.  Debbie Ziegler, whose 29-year-old daughter Brittany committed suicide rather than face the uncertain death with terminal brain cancer, reacted to a statement issued by the Vatican following Brittany's unfortunate act, by issuing a statement of her own.Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, head of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life, had called her death "reprehensible" and said that physician-assisted suicide should be condemned.  Mrs. Ziegler, f … [Read more...]

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