Parental Permission Not Needed For Child Euthanasia

In a prestigious medical journal, doctors from Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children have laid out policies and procedures for administering medically assisted death to children, including scenarios where the parents would not be informed until after the child dies.

The Right Temperature

Dear Editor: I would like to second the points made in Mr. Mayhue’s June 6 letter (Readers’ Forum, Allowing a True Debate), which discusses the strange attraction some left-leaning Catholics evince toward immoral and fascistic governance.

Let’s Not Play God

Last December, State Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) introduced a “Death With Dignity Act” which would make New York the fifth state in the country to allow physician-assisted suicide. This bill is gaining support from other politicians in our area as well. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, along with the Bishops of the New York State, and the […]

Pope Warns About ‘Hidden Euthanasia’ of the Elderly

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis warned against the abandonment and neglect of the elderly, calling it a “hidden euthanasia” rooted in today’s “poisonous” culture of disposal and an economic system of greed.

Understanding Proxies and POLSTs in End of Life Planning

Planning for end-of-life situations is important. We should put in place an advance directive before our health takes a serious turn for the worse and we are no longer able to indicate our own wishes or make our own decisions.