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Catholic university professors undermine bishops' work against euthanasia

Catholic World News - June 21, 2011

While the US Catholic bishops have taken a firm stand against legal acceptance of euthanasia, their efforts are being undercut by the work of professors at many Catholic universities, notes Patrick Reilly of the Cardinal Newman Society.

Professors from Georgetown, Boston College, Marquette, and Santa Clara universities have been at the forefront of the argument favoring assisted suicide, Reilly says.

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  • Posted by: unum - Jun. 22, 2011 6:58 AM ET USA

    During 20 years of hospice work, I heard the pro-euthanasia Catholic university profs loud and clear. However, I could not hear their Catholic bishops offering a contrary point of view. Granted that the profs had a louder voice in the secular media, but the bishops did not seem to be interested in debating the subject.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Jun. 21, 2011 7:46 PM ET USA

    Because these profs are not truly Catholic, being dependent on the Father's love and care is foreign to them. Hospice care provides the dignified,comfortable end to life on this earth. I challenge them to volunteer in a local hospice and get immersed in this experience before they advocate such a sinful end to life.

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