Changing Minds About Euthanasia

Euthanasia

Dr. George Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has changed his mind about euthanasia.  Once an opponent, he announced last week that he now supports the killing of some terminally ill persons as a means of avoiding "needless suffering."Carey released his statement in defense of an assisted dying bill which is scheduled for debate in the House of Lords on Friday, July 18.  The bill, which had been introduced by former Labour lord chancellor Lord Falconer of Thoroton, would legalize a … [Read more...]

“Sometimes Things Are Not As They Seem” – Bishop Finn on Jahi McMath

Bishop Robert A. Finn

So many words have been written about Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead after she suffered complications following a tonsillectomy.  Jahi's parents didn't believe that and wanted her kept on life support.  This week, Jahi has finally been transferred from Children's Hospital Oakland to a Catholic care facility where she has received a feeding tube and a tracheal tube to replace the ventilator which has kept her alive since December 9.Today Bishop R … [Read more...]

God and Old People

Tombstone

Belief in God increases with age.That is the finding of a longitudinal study by researchers at the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center. The Center conducted three surveys on religious faith, questioning people of different age groups in 30 different countries. The surveys—conducted in 1991, 1998, and again in 2008—explored the range of faith experiences in these countries: Australia, Austria, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hunga … [Read more...]


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