Canon lawyer sees Albany diocesan needle program as formal cooperation with evil
February 02, 2010
Responding to the news that the Catholic Charities office in Albany, New York has begun a needle-distribution program for drug addicts, canonist Edward Peters questions whether such an approach can be justified. He concludes that it cannot:
Thus, when, Bp. Hubbard of Albany authorized his Catholic Charities office to distribute syringes to apparent drug abusers, in my opinion, he began formally cooperating in the grave evil of drug abuse in his diocese.
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- Arguments against Bp. Hubbard's authorization of "needle programs" (In the Light of the Law)
- Bishop Hubbard approves free distribution of needles to drug abusers (CWN, 1/29)
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