Pro-Life Conference March 18 in Rochester NH

The Works of Mercy ministry at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary parish in Rochester, New Hampshire has put together another program (they’re good at this sort of thing) exploring the life issues. This time, the topic is assisted suicide and euthanasia, which threaten the very nature of end-of-life care. WOM COL FLYER 2017 REVISED… Read More Pro-Life Conference March 18 in Rochester NH

Weekend reading, only slightly political

If you’ve missed these best-of-the-rest posts this week, enjoy them this weekend! Christina Chase: A Personal Plea Against Assisted Suicide (catholicsuncook.org) This is on the web site for St. John the Baptist parish in Suncook, New Hampshire, written by a woman with chronic illness who understands the threat assisted suicide legislation poses to people with… Read More Weekend reading, only slightly political

Weekend reading: Safe Havens; remembering children; Oregon’s assisted suicide data

A few links to recent online stories from other sources: Baby safe havens exist so that every mother has life-affirming options (liveactionnews.org) In the wake of a baby’s horrific death in Nebraska recently, here’s a timely reminder of Safe Haven laws. New Hampshire has one, allowing newborns to be safely surrendered at public safety facilities or… Read More Weekend reading: Safe Havens; remembering children; Oregon’s assisted suicide data

Weekend reading: celebrate Hyde; compare/contrast; victory in New Mexico

This was a tough week to pick only three items from the Best of the Rest pile for your weekend reading. I hope these are three that you haven’t seen yet – enjoy them, and have a happy Independence Day weekend! Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment This is a link to a… Read More Weekend reading: celebrate Hyde; compare/contrast; victory in New Mexico

Weekend reading, 6/17/16

Here are my favorite items from other blogs this week. Have a wonderful Father’s Day weekend! Wesley Smith: Declaration Against Euthanasia; “I’ve signed. Have you?” As California becomes the latest state to legalize assisted suicide, Wesley Smith urges defiance. “The Physicians’ Alliance Against Euthanasia has an excellent declaration that doctors and lay persons can sign….This is… Read More Weekend reading, 6/17/16

“Killing is not caring”: L.A. Archbishop slams new assisted suicide law

(h/t to the Diocese of Manchester and the Catholic Education Resource Center for bringing this to my attention.) Assisted suicide is now legal in California.  Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles is not mincing words as he responds to this human rights disaster. His inspiring statement is full of challenge and resolve. A few… Read More “Killing is not caring”: L.A. Archbishop slams new assisted suicide law