Western Australia Assisted Dying bill leaves people open to coercion

This article was published by the Sydney Morning Herald on December 9, 2019

By Xavier Symons

Western Australia is set to become the 18th jurisdiction in the world to legalise some form of assisted suicide or euthanasia. Last week its state upper house voted resoundingly in favour of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 24 to 11. A special sitting of the lower house on Tuesday is expected to consider some amendments and then pass it into law.

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Death at Yuletude: T.S. Eliot and “The Journey of the Magi”…

There is an idea that the best artists who have converted to Christianity sacrifice their creativity for spiritual relief. Regarding T.S. Eliot’s baptism and confirmation in the Anglican Church, Ezra Pound once remarked that he did not believe that Eliot had genuine “faith,” only that in his old age he had wanted to believe in something so badly that he did everything in accordance with religion to force it so…

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Pope Francis: Mary’s Immaculate Conception is the start of the fulfillment of God’s plan…

With Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception, God was, even before Mary’s birth, putting into motion his plan of salvation for the world, Pope Francis said Sunday. “Today we consider the beginning of this fulfillment” of God’s promise, he said Dec. 8, during his weekly Angelus address, even “before the birth of the Mother of the Lord…

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St. John the Baptist prepared the world for Christ’s first coming. You and I are supposed to be doing the same for His second coming…..

The Second Sunday of Advent usually features the ministry of St. John the Baptist. He was the prophet who fulfilled the Office of Elijah, of whom it was said, See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction…

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In rare Sunday announcement, Pope names Manila’s Cardinal Tagle prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples…

Over the seven years since Francis’ election, the activity of the Roman Curia has largely taken a back-seat to the doings of the Pope himself. Yet while that reality is due to a number of factors, for once, it is certainly not the case today. In a rare Sunday announcement – and on a major feast, no less – at Roman Noon on the Immaculate Conception…

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