An interview with Catholic bioethicist Dr. Jacqueline Abernathy

An interview with Catholic bioethicist Dr. Jacqueline Abernathy April 28, 2018

…on the latest Connecting the Dots. We are discussing Alfie Evans and various end-of-life issues. Very interesting.

This was recorded yesterday. Today, we receive the sad news of Alfie’s death. I can add nothing to the pope’s words, except my prayers for him, his family, his caregivers, and all who have sought to help him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Dr. Abernathy adds: “Aside from a miracle (total healing) a natural death in its own due time is what I pray for when someone is catastrophically ill. Not A death hastened by euthanasia, not a death prolonged by dysthanasia. The fact that he has passed of natural causes means he was being sustained unnaturally. He will not have to endure anything else. My heart breaks for the parents. My heart is relieved for Alfie.”

No one murdered Alfie Evans. He died of natural causes. God grant him eternal life through Christ our Lord, and peace and healing to his parents and all who mourn him.

"Tim Staples writes for both Catholic Answers and Catholic Culture. Neither attack Pope Francis and ..."

A smart take on the polarization ..."
"As a collection of links about Catholic teaching and issues, it's somewhat helpful. But around ..."

A smart take on the polarization ..."
"If there's a man, woman or child of the age of reason who isn't guilty ..."

A smart take on the polarization ..."
"Naturally - and, of course, Jesus definitely was an - perhaps the - apocalyptic prophet. ..."

Right now is the Greatest Persecution ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


TRENDING AT PATHEOS Catholic
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment