Catholic doctors and ethicists today largely echo St. John Paul II in stating that brain death, when properly diagnosed, is not a “kind” of death; it is simply death, period.
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An article published April 15 in the journal Cell described how scientists took a blastocyst from a macaque and added human cells.
The document noted that with Pope Francis, the two organizations believe that the coronavirus vaccine needs to be available to everyone, especially the most vulnerable.
COMMENTARY: How do we benefit from fetal tissue research while simultaneously opposing it?
Polish Archbishop Asks English Cardinal to Intervene After Ruling to Withdraw Food and Water from Catholic Patient
Archbishop Gądecki wrote in his letter to the archbishop of Westminster that public opinion in Poland had been “shaken” by the ruling last month that life-support treatment “could be lawfully discontinued.”
Part of a new directive states that supplemental oxygen should only be given to patients with less than 90% oxygen saturation due to “the acute need to conserve oxygen.”
At a fundamental level, life-saving research ought to preserve human dignity.
John Haas: Catholics Should Use Vaccines That Have Absolutely No Connection to Abortion, If Available
COMMENTARY: According to the Vatican, in cases of significant gravity Catholics may use some vaccines with connections to abortion without incurring moral guilt, while making known their opposition to how these vaccines were manufactured.
The response also noted that it had been approved by Pope Francis, who ordered its publication.