Assisted suicide: freedom of choice?

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Published below are the considerations of Dr. Stefano Martinolli, a surgeon, a bio-ethicist, and one of our Observatory’s collaborators. We would recall that regarding the legal aspects of the Constitutional Court’s ruling on assisted suicide, we have published the statement released by the jurist Pro, Marco Ferraresi (read here).   On 24 September 2019 the Italian Constitutional Court ruled that […]

Address of Pope Francis to the National Federation of the Orders of Doctors. 20.09.2019

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ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE ORDERS OF DOCTORS AND DENTAL SURGEONS Clementine Hall Friday, 20 September 2019   Dear brothers and sisters, It is with pleasure that I welcome you all, members of the National Federation of the Orders of Doctors and Dental Surgeons, and I thank your vice president for his kind […]

«A crusade of prayer and fasting to stop heresies in the Amazon Synod». 13.09.2019

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Various prelates and lay commentators, as well as lay institutions, have warned that the authors of the Instrumentum Laboris, issued by the secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, to serve as the basis for discussion in the coming Special Assembly for the Pan-Amazon, have inserted serious theological errors and heresies into the document. We invite Catholic clergy and laity to […]

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO MOZAMBIQUE. Meeting with the Bishops, Priests, Men and Women Religious, Consacrated Persons, Seminarians.

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APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO MOZAMBIQUE, MADAGASCAR AND MAURITIUS (4 – 10 SEPTEMBER 2019) MEETING WITH THE BISHOPS, PRIESTS, MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS, CONSECRATED PERSONS, SEMINARIANS, CATECHISTS AND ANIMATORS ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Maputo) Thursday, 5 September 2019 Read the Document

Statement of Most Rev. Giampaolo Crepaldi following the death of Noa Pothoven

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The tragic conclusion of the earthly life of Noa Pothoven, a young Dutch girl, is the undoubtable sign of the no-holds-barred advance of the culture of death in our societies, a culture expanding on the basis of the dogma of psychological self-determination which is the absolute doctrinal principle of the new religion of despair.  Society and the state induce persons […]