- Aug 6, 2020
The death of Michael Hickson, a 46-year-old quadriplegic, inside an Austin, Texas, hospice in June, pricked the conscience of Charlie Camosy.
Father Jeffrey Francis Kirby is the author of 2019’s “We Are the Lord’s: A Catholic Guide to Difficult End-of-Life Questions.” As the Church prepares to mark the World Day of the Sick on Feb. 11, which in 2020 is dedicated to end-of-life issues, Crux spoke to him about the book.
A Texas judge on Thursday sided with a hospital that plans to remove an 11-month-old girl from life support after her mother disagreed with the decision by doctors who say the infant is in pain and that her condition will never improve.
Thousands of mourners lined the streets of Liverpool to pay tribute to Alfie Evans on the day of the toddler’s funeral.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols said some of those supporting Alfie Evans’s family were not serving Alfie’s best interests, and others were even using the boy’s illness “for political purposes.”
Charlie Gard’s parents say they have been watching the Alfie Evans case “with heavy hearts,” and have pledged to try and change British law to “prevent parents experiencing painful and prolonged conflicts with medical professionals.”