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Pastoral letter says voluntary assisted suicide will never be safe

RELIGIOUS leaders, politicians and doctors have rallied for a last-ditch campaign against Victoria’s proposed voluntary assisted dying bill expected to be introduced into parliament. Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart, along with fellow Victorian Church leaders Ballarat Bishop Paul Bird, Sale Bishop Patrick O’Regan and Sandhurst Bishop Leslie Tomlinson, sent a pastoral letter to the Catholics of Victoria warning that voluntary assisted ... Read More »

Triple suicide on Gold Coast prompts euthanasia concerns

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IT happened in our midst – an apparent planned and researched triple suicide on the Gold Coast. With the push to legalise euthanasia gaining momentum in states across Australia, it’s a chilling end-of-life strategy, with grave implications according to Catholic ethicists. “To choose to limit one’s life – to choose to miss out on life with its blend of joys ... Read More »

Euthanasia a ‘gross over-response’ to the needs of the sick and vulnerable: ‘It is actually killing people’

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ONE of Australia’s most prominent anti-euthanasia campaigners maintains an “intensified” political battle is brewing to allow voluntary euthanasia. “There is no law allowing it currently – but that could easily change,” Paul Russell, a Catholic and the executive director of HOPE: preventing euthanasia and assisted suicide, said. “A vote in a parliament could easily tip one way or another.  It ... Read More »

Euthanasia “will never be a free choice”: HOPE founder Paul Russell

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ON March 31, Australia’s Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley confirmed she did not support euthanasia. Ms Ley was speaking at an event in Brisbane organised by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. A short report on News.com.au said: “I am the Health Minister and I do not support euthanasia,” Ms Ley told a CEDA event. “I, however, recognise that we should ... Read More »

Assisted suicide: The pro-death view of life

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THE debate over the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia or assisted suicide is one that often comes to the forefront of current affairs with the arrival of particular cases or personal stories. Such is the case with a story published recently in Australia, which detailed the story of one couple who, both of sound mind, had always intended to end their ... Read More »

Vice-chancellor left speechless at surprise papal knighthood

Professor Greg Craven

CONSTITUTIONAL lawyers are apparently not known for being speechless, but that was exactly how Greg Craven felt when he received a papal knighthood. The Australian Catholic University vice-chancellor said he was “lured into” a work function that happened to coincide with his surprise knighthood into the ancient papal Order of St Gregory the Great. “When it was presented to me, ... Read More »

Dying people deserve respect and care

AUSTRALIANS must look to “a genuinely compassionate response” rather than support the “lethal dose” of euthanasia, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference urged Catholics today. The Bishops requested Australian Catholics be educated on euthanasia “and the dangers it poses to society” with a new pamphlet titled ‘Real care, love and compassion – the alternative to euthanasia’. Since 2014, the Australian Bishops ... Read More »

Church opposes moves to allow assisted suicide

THE campaign “Not Dead Yet” has launched an online petition ahead of a bill which would open the door to state-sanctioned assisted suicide in the United Kingdom. The forthcoming Private Members Bill, put forth by Lord Falconer, would give terminally ill elderly patients access to drugs with which to end their lives. This latest initiative of the “Not Dead Yet” ... Read More »

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