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Monica Doumit: Don’t get sick in the bush!

A recent report showed that health services and outcomes in regional NSW are far worse than in the cities. For some MPs, euthanasia is the solution

Hayden Ramsay: Loss of sense a good lesson

Reading Time: 3 minutesI’m recuperating from a nasty bout of covid. It had many unwelcome effects. Surprisingly, complete loss of smell has been if not the hardest, the saddest. I used to teach St Thomas Aquinas and enjoyed very much his profound reverence for our bodily lives. Reconciling this reverence with the even more ancient […]
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NSW dying bill has dangerous implications

Draft law offers no strong protections against coercion and will affect the Catholic culture of care By Brigid Meney The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 will...

Euthanasia cannot be made safe

Attempts to limit euthanasia by legalising and then regulating it always fail This article was first published in The Sydney Morning Herald on 14 October...

A lethal jab is not the answer to suffering

Before you say “He would say that, he’s a bishop,” please hear me out. When it comes to calls for euthanasia, I get it,...

Look closer at the VAD lobby’s claims on suicide rates

Arguments based on dodgy figures are dangerous Euthanasia advocate Alex Greenwich MP has been highlighting the claims of his partner organisation Dying with Dignity that...

Impossible choice: health providers say improved Palliative Care far better than...

Catholic Health Australia has stepped up its opposition to NSW’s assisted dying legislation with a campaign calling for better access to palliative care instead...

Euthanasia’s devastation: bad luck for the have-nots in our brave new...

Imagine a world in which there are two classes of people. The A Class are people whose lives are sacred. Their right to life is...

WA Church speaks out: we will not facilitate euthanasia

The Catholic Church in Western Australia has this week entered a new world order with the enacting of the state’s 2019 Voluntary Assisted Dying...

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB: Faithful to God – while still caring...

  Here are some excerpts of the pastoral letter issued by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB on 23 June It is well known that the Catholic tradition...
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