UK court decision will mean vulnerable patients’ starvation, critic says

London, England, Jul 30, 2018 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Brain-damaged patients will be endangered by a U.K. Supreme Court decision making it easier to end their assisted nutrition and hydration, critics have said.

“This is concerning and disappointing news, because it removes an important safeguard from those without a voice,” Dr. Peter Saunders, campaign director of Care Not Killing, said in response to the July 30 ruling.

“It will make it more likely that severely brain-damaged patients will be starved or dehydrated to death in their supposed ‘best interests’ and that these decisions will be more influenced by those who have

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Honduran bishops deny ‘culture of homosexuality’ at national seminary

Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Jul 30, 2018 / 06:02 pm (ACI Prensa).- The Honduran bishops’ conference on Monday denied there exists a homosexual culture at the national seminary, as suggested by a recent report from the National Catholic Register.

In a statement released July 30, the Honduran bishops lamented that “the ‘information’ from Mr. Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register, a media outlet belonging to the EWTN network, and which is the origin of the information that appears in various digital media of the country and/or abroad, causes pain and scandal in those it supposedly wants to defend.”

“With complete certainty and truth,

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A Home of Our Own: St. Sophia’s Dream Comes to Fruition

By Ellen Yakimyshyn and Terry Oszust, Parishioners
Approximately 60 people were able to join Bishop David Motiuk, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton, Fr. Rendy Yakimec, parish pastor, and Fr. Bohdan Nahachewsky for the sod-turning and blessing of the land on which a new Ukrainian Catholic Church will stand.  Bishop David and Father Rendy were surrounded by young and old witnessing our dream and hard work coming to fruition.  
This truly is a dream of our families for over 15 years now and that is to have a home of our own.  Previously we have worshipped in two schools and a funeral

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Why Do People Have A Problem With the Novus Ordo?

Ever since the new rite of Mass was introduced in 1969, battles over liturgy have ensued.
But something has changed: we have reached a critical moment in Church history, namely, the widespread recognition that simply because a pope says or does something does not necessarily mean it is in the best interest of the Church or the faithful. It is therefore an opportune time for us to consider again whether the changes in the Mass that were forced upon the Church in 1969 were in fact good simply because the pope gave them to us.
The misleading terms of “Ordinary” and “Extraordinary”

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He Knows What Needs to be Done

I arrived home the other day to find one of the kids next door playing in the driveway of my residence. When I asked the nine-year old how he was doing, his answer was “Not so good!” He then proceeded to tell me, in obviously deep frustration, about some difficulties he was having with a toy that needed fixing. He then ran off, leaving me feeling relieved that he had not asked me to fix the toy, because I would have had no idea what needed to be done.
“Not so good.” How often do we give that same answer about

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British Supreme Court sets a dangerous precedent by ruling that doctors can withdraw food and fluids from brain injured patients without court permission.

The following article was published by Peter Saunders on his blog on July 30, 2018Dr Peter SaundersBy Dr Peter SaundersMy Radio Four Today programme interview on this case is here. Five Live here.Should doctors be able to withdraw food and fluids from severely brain-damaged people who are not imminently dying? And if so, in what circumstances?The answer to these questions has changed significantly today because of a decision by the Supreme Court.Patients with permanent vegetative state (PVS) and minimally conscious state (MCS) can now be effectively starved and dehydrated to death if the medical staff and relatives agree that this

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Ontario family appealing brain death decision. Is Taquisha McKitty alive?

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionThe daughter of Taquisha McKittyTaquisha McKitty (27) of Brampton Ontario, who was declared brain dead on September 20, last year, after having a cardiac arrest on September 14 related to a drug overdose. On October 17, Hugh Scher, the lawyer for Taquisha’s family, asked the court for more time for medical tests to prove that Taquisha is alive. On June 26 Ontario Superior Court Justice, Lucille Shaw, ordered that McKitty was to have the Life-Support withdrawn in a month.McKitty’s family appealed the decision, last Thursday, preventing the removal of life-support and challenging the brain

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