BOSTON — The practice of physician-assisted suicide “is being presented as a way for the terminally ill to have greater freedom at the end of life,” said Boston Cardinal Seán O’Malley. “However, it would create pressures to limit our freedom, because it could establish an expectation that certain people will be better served by being dead, a dubious premise indeed.”
So said the cardinal in a videotaped homily distributed to around 300 parishes and other locations where Masses were being celebrated in the Archdiocese of Boston on the weekend of Feb. 11-12.
“The Fifth Commandment states, ‘Thou shall not kill.’ This certainly includes killing to alleviate suffering. Doctor-assisted suicide...READ MORE