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  • Brothers of Charity euthanasia controversy could have far-reaching implications

    Brothers of Charity euthanasia controversy could have far-reaching implications

    • Oct 8, 2017

    The Brothers of Charity in Belgium are trying to find a way to keep euthanasia from happening at the hospitals they sponsor, but the hospitals’ board who is made up mostly of laity has issued a defense of their decision to offer euthanasia that a Belgian lawyer claims will have “far-reaching” consequences.

  • The Brothers of Charity are clear: No euthanasia in our hospitals

    The Brothers of Charity are clear: No euthanasia in our hospitals

    • Sep 17, 2017

    The head of the Brothers of Charity said the order may withdraw its sponsorship of 15 hospitals in Belgium after the board voted to ignore a Vatican demand not to perform euthanasia at the facilities. Brother René Stockman said the Brothers of Charity would remain faithful to the Church’s teaching, despite serious civil pressure to the contrary.

  • Defying Vatican, Belgian religious brothers will continue to offer euthanasia

    Defying Vatican, Belgian religious brothers will continue to offer euthanasia

    • Sep 13, 2017

    In a September 12 statement, the board of the Belgian Brothers of Charity defied a Vatican request to end euthanizing patients, and said it “continues to stand by its vision statement on euthanasia for mental suffering in a non-terminal situation.” The Brothers of Charity in Belgium run 15 psychiatric hospitals with 5,000 patients.

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