- Dec 10, 2019
Helping society move from a throwaway culture to “one that cares” is the goal of a Dec. 11-12 conference being co-organized by the Vatican.
A leading Vatican official says he would “hold the hand” of someone who was dying from assisted suicide, even though he considers it wrong, because “no one is abandoned” by the Church.
Msgr. Gilfredo Marengo, a theologian who led important research on the drafting of St. Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae, has been appointed vice president of Rome’s Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences.
A man who was in a vegetative state for 11 years yet at the center of a bitter dispute that divided his family and French courts, and provoked national soul-searching over how to deal with terminally ill patients, died on Thursday.
A 17-year-old Dutch girl who was raped as a child let herself die of hunger and thirst on Wednesday, stirring the debate on euthanasia in Europe once again.
The withdrawal of nutrition and hydration from a patient whose body can absorb them is a “serious violation” of the person’s dignity, said two Vatican officials.