March 27, 2015

Raleigh Seminarian with terminal brain cancer responds to Brittany Maynard

Source: The Catholic Diocese of Raleigh Sb128

Philip Johnson, a 30-year-old Catholic seminarian from the Diocese of Raleigh who has terminal brain cancer, has written an article responding to Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman who has publicly stated her plan to commit suicide due to the fact that she has a terminal brain cancer. Johnson is vocal about his disagreement that suicide…

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March 27, 2015

Lauren Hill’s story bearing fruits for DIPG research

Source: The Catholic Telegraph 3_Hill-parents

The bright lights of national media rarely focus on Division III college basketball, but on Nov. 2, 116 members of said media were credentialed for a Mount St. Joseph University women’s basketball game. The attention had little to do with the actual contest between The Mount and Hiram College (a 66-55 MSJ victory played at…

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March 27, 2015

Stricken by Cancer, Defined by Faith

Source: The Catholic Spirit JoeHall

Peter DeMarais parked in front of the two-story house on Manomin Avenue in St. Paul. He bypassed the front gate and swung around to the back, gave a quick knock on the door, then ducked in before anyone answered. In the hallway, he met the owners of the home, Nick and Natalie Hall, members of…

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March 25, 2015

Apostolate of Death

Source: First Things article_5507182d9e197

SOURCE: First Things On November 1, after posting a Facebook message stating, “Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness, this terrible brain cancer,” twenty-nine-year-old Brittany Maynard took a lethal dose of barbiturates, prescribed by an Oregon physician, and ended her own life. One newspaper…

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March 9, 2015

We Should Think Twice About Death with Dignity

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SOURCE: Los Angeles Times Pysician-assisted suicide is back on California’s political agenda. Indeed, anyone who read the newspaper or watched TV coverage when the End of Life Option Act (SB 128) was introduced Jan. 21 might think it’s a done deal, though the bill hasn’t even cleared committee. The message from supporters and the media…

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March 9, 2015

Dr. Catherine Campisi, Former Director of the California Department of Rehabilitation Joins Effort Against Assisted Suicide

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SOURCE: Californians Against Assisted Suicide SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Catherine Campisi PhD., former Director of the California Department of Rehabilitation from December 1999 to December 2006, has joined the coalition opposing the legalization of assisted suicide in California. “Assisted suicide is a direct threat to anyone that is viewed as a significant cost…

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