The French National Consultative Ethics Committee has just opened the way to ‘active assistance in dying,’ and President Emmanuel Macron has already indicated his preference for the permissive Belgian legal model.
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Before her death by euthanasia at age 64, neither her son nor any family member was consulted.
Flemish Bishops’ Document Undermines the Spiritual Quest of Homosexual People, Belgian Theologians Warn
NEWS ANALYSIS: Critics of the recent text proposing a liturgy for blessings of same-sex couples note that the Belgian bishops are adopting an erroneous interpretation of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia.’
Antwerp’s Bishop Johan Bonny said the recent CDF document on same-sex relationships “undermines the credibility of both the ‘synodal path’ advocated by Pope Francis” and the “Year of Amoris Laetitia Family”
In the letter, Br. Thunus explained that he was writing regarding around 1,750 religious men and women, most of whom are over 75 years of age.
The new regulation for Masses allows a total of 15 participants at liturgies, while previous measures only allowed for four.
An open letter to the Belgian prime minister, written after the Nov. 29 decree and posted on the website “For the Mass,” has been signed by 10,000 people as of Dec. 7.
It has been rumored that the Brothers of Charity might drop their sponsorship of the hospitals.
The board members have rejected direction from the Vatican and Belgium’s bishops not to participate in euthanasia.
In a Sept. 12 statement, the board defied the Vatican request.