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Friday, February 16, 2007

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James

Of course, we're all terminal.

Once you pick some arbitrary standard for suicide (say - you have six months to go, or you are old and depressed) - then why not any other arbitrary standard (like you are young and depressed)?

In no time, there will be a new 'right' to suicide (found, no doubt, floating among the epehemeral penumbras and emanations of our Constitution).

You're 16 yr. old will make an appointment to be 'put to sleep' next Wednesday, and you, the parent, will have no right to stop him/her from that evil end.

We live now in a society where nothing, truly nothing, is sacred anymore.

James

Billy D

"Nuñez said he is "ready to buck my church,"'

He says it like it's an honor, like he's a hero for the people... He's a Democrat. ANY and EVERY Democrat, if they want money from the DNC, HAS to pledge a pro-choice stance. That's non-negotiable. (They can claim pro-life status, and foresake any national money, that's their choice) So him "bucking the church" is nothing new.
I know of so many instances where folks were told they had months, and they got years, even decades... just a sad, sad thing. All I can think of in my head is, "...and Jesus wept".

joanne

this is further, sad proof that once the abortion mentality sets in, the sacredness of all life is questionable. This right to "die with dignity" does not, in fact, set a new precedent, but builds on the foundation of the "right to choose".

TM Lutas

It would behoove us to pair our protestations against this cult of death proposal with a positive proposal. Pain management law in the US is badly broken. Doctors objectively are frightened by the DEA and its threats of prosecution. The result is that there is needless suffering. Pain relief is not against any rule of the Church and we should make clear the real problem, bad law interfering with compassionate medical care.

If the state of California would stand with doctors in their pain medication efforts, helping legally defend against DEA pressure and prosecution, the problem of unnecessary pain and suffering would go away. As a bonus, the Church's pro-life position on euthanasia would have a much greater chance of being respected.

The Church should say no to this bill but it should propose a better one in its place. For the good of the people and of the Church, the problem of unnecessary suffering should be resolved.

Melody

I wrote a longer essay on this subject in 2005, the last time they tried this.
It can be found here:
http://praisedivinemercy.blogspot.com/2007/02/cult-of-death.html

There's quite a bit of evidence as to why this law is not only immoral, but untenable from a medical and psychological standpoint.

I keep thinking of a line in Perelandra by C.S. Lewis in which the Devil preaches "You shall have death and have it abundantly."

dmedici

If he is ready to 'buck the church', let the members of the Church Militant here in this blog stand against him with the rosary. How many here will pray for him?

rich

"I think the toughest conversation I'm going to have is with my Catholic mother, who wanted me to be a priest."

Perhaps he may have to speak to a higher authority in the next life about this matter?

RussellNeglia

When will the Church get the courage to speak out against these culture of death Democratic politicians who take communion with one hand while offering an obscene gesture with the other? According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Section 2270-72, this type of defiance of the Church merits excommunication, yet we hear nothing from our Church leaders. What am I missing?

James

"When will the Church get the courage to speak out against these culture of death Democratic politicians who take communion with one hand while offering an obscene gesture with the other?"

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When its priests grow what men have.

James

Jimbo

Why is it considered cruel and inhumane to administer drugs to execute death-row murderers, while it is considered compassionate and merciful to give similar drugs to the terminally ill? I can't stand how the same people are repeatedly allowed to determine the vocabulary of the debate? That's how I know there is a concerted effort to do this. They don't sit around in a smoke-filled room doing this, but many of the same-thinking people fill the posts that fashions the debate: media, universities, etc.

Jimbo

Why is it considered cruel and inhumane to administer drugs to execute death-row murderers, while it is considered compassionate and merciful to give similar drugs to the terminally ill? I can't stand how the same people are repeatedly allowed to determine the vocabulary of the debate? That's how I know there is a concerted effort to do this. They don't sit around in a smoke-filled room doing this, but many of the same-thinking people fill the posts that fashions the debate: media, universities, etc.

Some Day

Isn't it better to have a Catholic king bound to the Pope?

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