Mental health patients should not be eligible for assisted suicide, says the Canadian Mental Health Association.

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MANCHESTER, England – Pope Francis has given a Belgian religious order until the end of August to stop offering euthanasia to psychiatric patients.
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OXFORD, England – Recent increases in euthanasia and assisted suicide deaths among psychiatric and dementia patients reflect the concerns church officials expressed years ago, said a Dutch cardinal.

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The agency responsible for expanding Ontario’s network of hospice care wants hospice patients to have the option of assisted suicide, even if most hospices and the majority of doctors oppose it.

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WASHINGTON – The House Appropriations Committee voted July 13 in favor of an amendment to repeal the District of Columbia's assisted suicide law.

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I want to focus on a single word, one that is loaded with enough meaning to sway life or death decisions.

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OTTAWA – As the summer barbecue season begins, the Liberal government received mixed reviews near the midway point of its electoral mandate.

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LONDON, England – Legal efforts to bar the parents of a British baby born with a disabling medical condition from seeking treatment overseas are based on deep ethical errors, a Catholic expert in medical ethics has warned.

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One year, perhaps 2,000 deaths and several unresolved issues.

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In the year since state-sanctioned, medicalized suicide became legal on June 17, 2016, doctors have deliberately caused the death of their patients at a rate of about three a day.

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It’s been one year since terminally ill Canadians have been legally free to choose medical intervention to end their lives. In that time, some 1,400 people have chosen assisted suicide.

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Oh, to be a fly on the wall when Pope Francis welcomes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a papal audience in coming days.

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In a recent Toronto Sun column, John Snobelen had four wise, albeit chilling, watch words for those in the not-for-profit world. They are: “The atrophy of purpose.”

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The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled, Parliament has legislated and provinces have set up new systems. For most Canadians the assisted suicide debate is last year’s news story. But Cardinal Gerhard Müller, head of the Catholic Church’s theological watchdog-agency, begs to differ.

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OTTAWA — Cardinal Thomas Collins told the 20th National March for Life on May 11 euthanasia and the crushing of conscience rights “brings shame to our country.”

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Peter Stockland: Irish should learn lesson from Canada 

It’s the ugly reality that an 83-year-old priest could be taken into custody for democratically and peacefully expressing his right to speak out against abortion, Stockland writes.

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Jean Ko Din in Panama: WYD is a vision of heaven 

Beyond the celebrity effect of Pope Francis or the allure of travelling to a different country, this is the heart of what this gathering has always been about, Jean Ko Din writes.