Thursday, October 2, 2014

"End-of-life nightmare a lesson for millions of Americans" (BC Courier Times, 10/2/14)

Left out of Daniel Wilson and Sean Crowley's plea for more advance directives was an in-depth discussion of morality, including whether it is "moral" to end someone's life by removing "nutrition and hydration" (i.e., food and water). 

In their opinion piece, Wilson and Crowley failed to note that their innocent-sounding "Compassion and Choices" organization used to be called "the Hemlock Society" (I kid you not.) .  Coming from this foremost pro euthanasia group, their advocacy for the "Personalize Your Care Act of 2013" (HR 1173) should make anyone suspicious, who was not born yesterday.

Say, wasn't Casey Kasem a Catholic?  When writing advance directives many Catholics - even theologians- may not be aware that the Church teaches that there must be a presumption in favor of "nutrition and hydration" (See Directive 58 of the US Catholic Bishops' Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.).

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I am an enormously blessed husband and dad. In regard to my Catholic theological background, I have a certificate in social ministry & a master's degree (moral theology concentration), as well as a catechetical diploma from the Vatican's Sacred Congregation for the Clergy (Nope, I am not now - nor have I have ever been - a seminarian, deacon, or priest.). I feel particularly proud to have a mandatum. I also have a doctorate in Christian counseling psychology.

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