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  • Conscientious objection in assisted suicide cases under threat in Ontario

    Conscientious objection in assisted suicide cases under threat in Ontario

    • Aug 18, 2017

    More than 630 people have killed themselves in Ontario under legal assisted suicide, but not at Catholic hospitals. In Ontario, the law requires hospitals, hospices and long-term care centers that will not take part in assisted suicide to transfer the patient to a facility that will.

  • In Argentina’s religious freedom row, politics makes strange bedfellows

    In Argentina’s religious freedom row, politics makes strange bedfellows

    • Jul 17, 2017

    A debate in the pope’s native Argentina over a proposed religious freedom law offers a classic illustration of the maxim that “politics makes strange bedfellows,” with both deeply conservative Archbishop Héctor Rubén Aguer of La Plata and Amnesty International opposing it — Aguer because he thinks it would make other religions equal to Catholicism, Amnesty because they fear a loss of sexual freedom.

  • In Catholic terms, anyway, US/Europe ties seem in good shape

    In Catholic terms, anyway, US/Europe ties seem in good shape

    • Jun 4, 2017

    At a time when political ties between the United States and Europe seem to be unraveling, exacerbated by Trump’s recent decision to abandon the Paris climate change agreement, there’s a case to be made that in Catholic terms, the “Atlantic alliance” is actually strong and getting stronger.

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