Respect Life – Euthanasia and Suffering; Pro – Life Weekly

Euthanasia and Suffering

…The word “euthanasia” literally means “good” or “easy death”. It’s not surprising then to see such a practice referred to as “merciful”, but this is plainly a case of false mercy in light of the gospel. The Fifth Commandment, “You shall not kill” (Exodus 20:13), extends to ourselves, and Jesus spoke to this at several points in the Gospel (see Matthew 5:21; Mark 10:19). As the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s (CDF) “Declaration on Euthanasia” said:
“No one is permitted to ask for this act of killing … For it is a question of the violation of the divine law, an offense against the dignity of the human person, a crime against life, and an attack on humanity.” …

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