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Assisted suicide for mental health issues? A Catholic response

Denver, Colo., Aug 5, 2017 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With awareness of mental health conditions on the rise, how is the Church called to respond to those who do not simply wish to end their lives, but push for the right to do so legally? Adam […]

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The spirited response of Mexico’s bishops to Trump’s border wall

Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 27, 2017 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of Mexico on Thursday reacted to United States' president Donald Trump's executive order to build a wall on the nations' border by urging a more thoughtful response to legitimate security concerns. “We express our […]

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A response of prayer and solidarity to the Chapecoense plane crash

Rionegro, Colombia, Nov 29, 2016 / 12:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A wave of solidarity and calls for prayer have inundated social networks and the media following Monday's crash in Colombia of a plane carrying 81 people, including Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team. Only six persons reportedly survived the […]

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‘Is anyone surprised?’ A Vatican response to the FIFA soccer scandal

Vatican City, Jun 2, 2015 / 04:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid the new soccer corruption scandal that has rocked the sports world, a Vatican official has called for different sectors of society to unite in encouraging sports that contribute authentically to bettering humanity. “Is anyone surprised by […]

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Thousands of people are trapped in the ocean right now – here is Pope Francis’ response

Vatican City, May 25, 2015 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has strongly called on the international community to help the scores of migrants who are currently trapped after attempting to cross the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. While around three thousand migrants have […]

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Vatican Secretary of State urges ‘quick response’ to crisis in Libya

Vatican City, Feb 18, 2015 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After a meeting with Italian officials on Tuesday, Cardinal Pietro Parolin told reporters that swift action is needed in Libya, where continual conflict since a 2011 revolution has resulted in rival governments and a foothold for Islamists. […]

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Grisly Nativity scene vandalism draws prayerful response

Boston, Mass., Jan 6, 2015 / 09:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A vandal’s placement of a decapitated pig’s head at a Nativity scene at a Catholic church in Massachusetts shocked locals, but they committed themselves to pray for and to forgive the perpetrator. “When it comes to who […]

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What now? Grief over Brittany’s suicide prompts Christian response

Portland, Ore., Nov 3, 2014 / 05:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After typing a final Facebook message, Brittany Maynard ended her own life at home in Oregon surrounded by family. “Goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward!” For weeks, the 29-year-old has been the face of advocacy […]

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Archbishop Gomez’ response to physician assisted suicide

Archbishop Gomez' response to physician assisted suicide

Los Angeles, Calif., Oct 16, 2014 / 11:18 am (CNA).- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles voiced concern this week over the physician assisted suicide case of 29-year old Brittany Maynard, saying her story fills him with sadness.   “We know that God has a plan of […]

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Can death be beautiful? A response to Brittany Maynard

Can death be beautiful? A response to Brittany Maynard

Denver, Colo., Oct 10, 2014 / 06:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Brittany Maynard plans on ending her life on November 1. The 29 year-old has been diagnosed with an advanced brain tumor, and in April was given a prognosis of six months to live. Not long afterwards, after […]

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