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Dementia- a Withdrawal

Anne Lastman. The word dementia in all its connotations brings terror to the being but a human being is a spiritual being who has experienced a human life with all its joys and vicissitudes and has now reached the end of that human experience and

Healing: Blessed are those who mourn

By Anne Lastman We live in a painful moment in society.  Indeed, a time of loneliness, fear, uncertainty.  There is a passing of the old and the grief associated with this passing because of the unknown of the future. Old familiars are disappearing and new

Attitude pastorale face à la pratique du suicide assisté

Conférence des évêques suisses Orientations pastorales face à la pratique du suicide assisté, adoptés au terme de leur Assemblée plénière (2-4 décembre 2019). Assister les malades n’est pas une option dans l’agir du chrétien. L’Église est appelée à se rendre présente auprès des personnes souffrantes

Card. Parolin on Religion and Medical Ethics; Palliative Care and Elderly Mental Health

Sala stampa della Santa Sede Pubblichiamo di seguito il Messaggio che il Segretario di Stato, l’ Card. Pietro Parolin, ha inviato questa mattina, per l’apertura dei lavori, al Presidente della Pontificia Accademia per la Vita, S.E. Mons. Vincenzo Paglia, e ai partecipanti al Simposio Internazionale

Acoger, proteger y acompañar en la etapa final de esta vida

El presidente de la Subcomisión Episcopal para la Familia y Defensa de la Vida y obispo de Bilbao, Mons. Mario Iceta, presenta el miércoles 4 de diciembre de 2019 el documento “Sembradores de esperanza. Acoger, proteger y acompañar en la etapa final de esta vida”. Le han acompañado en

To Hold the Hand…. Euthanasia…Assisted Suicide

Anne Lastman. Because of the lack of respect for life in its genesis, there is now a global push for legalization for the premature disposal of life at the end. Euthanasia and or assisted suicide.   Euthanasia simply means an earlier death than would be

FIAMC President Bernard Ars decorated

During the annual Symposium of the Belgian Catholic Medical Association of Saint Luke, Dr. Bernard Ars, outgoing president of the Belgian Society and current president of the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC) received, from the hands of the Belgian Archbishop, Cardinal Jozef De

Wither/Whither Catholic Health Care?

Statement of the MaterCare International Conference Rome, 2019 INTRODUCTION: From September 18th to September 22nd, 2019, a group of international participants in the fields of medicine and ethics gathered at the Istituto Maria SS Bambina in Rome to cover matters of interest to the medical

WHO launches first World report on vision

At least 2.2 billion people have vision impairment or blindness, of which over 1 billion cases could have been prevented or have yet to be addressed 8 October 2019 News release Geneva العربية中文FrançaisРусскийEspañol More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment  because they do

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Cath Doc gives medical view of Christ´s Passion

Catholic doctor gives medical view of Christ's passion, crucifixion By Tom Dermody Catholic News Service 4.10.2019 3:55 PM ET CNS photo/Tom Dermody, The Catholic PostJesus likely died from excessive blood loss, said Dr. Timothy Millea, an orthopedic surgeon from Bettendorf, Iowa. He is pictured giving a

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