Cardinal Pell warns against acceptance of euthanasia
CWN - June 20, 2011
Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, Australia, argues that the Catholic Church must lead the public fight against acceptance of euthanasia, recognizing that many young people “are moral relativists at least in matters of sexuality and questions of life and death.”
Cardinal Pell writes that a realistic look at the issue should convince thoughtful people that “just as winter follows autumn legislation to allow voluntary euthanasia or mercy killing would lead to widespread involuntary euthanasia, with many, perhaps a majority of those euthanized being subject to the procedure without their consent and often against their will.”
The Catholic Church, the cardinal observes, proves her commitment to the dignity of life by providing 55% of the palliative care for the dying in Australia, and “Catholic Catholic hospitals work hard so that those who are dying do so in peace and dignity, without unnecessary suffering.”
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