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Catholic group says neutral stand on assisted suicide 'startling'
The president of the Catholic Medical Association has responded to the American Academy of Family Physicians' new
The president of the Catholic Medical Association has responded to the American Academy of Family Physicians' new "engaged neutrality" position on physician-assisted suicide. CNS photo/Lawrence Looi, EPA
PHILADELPHIA – The president of the Catholic Medical Association has responded to the American Academy of Family Physicians' new "engaged neutrality" position on physician-assisted suicide, saying it is "diametrically opposed" to the medical community's long-standing opposition to it. More ...
Monday, October 29, 2018

Assisted suicide bill delayed, more time to contact reps

The New Jersey assisted suicide bill, which was scheduled for a vote Oct. 29, has been postponed to an undetermined later date.

Patrick R. Brannigan, executive director of the New Jersey Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the state’s bishops, said that the delay is an opportunity for people to call their legislators and let them know why they oppose assisted suicide.

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Saturday, November 3, 2018
No shortage of issues piquing voter interest in midterms
WASHINGTON • With the clock toward the Nov. 6 midterm elections ticking away, there are some parallels between the findings of a Sept. 26 Pew Research Center survey on issues of key concern to voters and issues outlined in the U.S. bishops’ “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” a document meant to provide a moral framework Catholic voters can use to analyze issues. More ...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
NJ assisted suicide legislation nears tipping point
Physician-assisted suicide has been considered by the state Legislature without passing for more than six years. Now, with the legislation likely to be brought to a vote soon, there may be enough votes necessary to get it passed.

The “Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Act” (A1504) is expected to be up for a vote Oct. 29 in the Assembly. The state Senate could move an identical bill (S1072) forward if the Assembly bill passes.

The bill would allow terminally ill adults of sound mind to obtain drugs they could take to hasten their demise. If passed, the bill could be on Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk before end of year.

 

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
Love can make darkness of euthanasia disappear, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Caring for the sick, especially those near death, cannot be reduced simply to giving them medicine, but must include providing healing and comfort that gives their lives value and meaning, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Update: Addiction symposium encourages parishes to help healing wounds

“We recover together.”

Rob Fasoli addressed a crowd of more than 200 with words that encapsulated the recurring themes of relationship and community running through “Breaking the Chains of Addiction: The Role of Catholic Parishes in Supporting Recovery.”

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Sunday, September 30, 2018



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