Respect Life

Pope tells Belgian Brothers of Charity no more euthanasia for patients

The group can expect to face legal action and even expulsion from the church if it fails to change its policy.
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Ethical questions surface as scientists advance gene-editing work

It is possible that parents may opt for gene editing and then select the one embryo that had incorporated the desired genetic modifications, leaving the rest to be destroyed.
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British baby Charlie Gard dies in hospice care

Charlie Gard, the British baby whose legal battle caught the attention of the world, died July 28, just over a week before his first birthday, his family announced.
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The Least of These: Pro-life activism goes beyond sidewalk’s end

Pregnancy centers and other pro-life ministries in and around the Archdiocese of Baltimore point to a stretched heart that now envelops mothers to the same degree as their unborn children.
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Pope, others pray as parents of Charlie Gard end legal struggle for help

Pope Francis is praying for the parents of Charlie Gard after a U.S. doctor told them nothing could be done to help their son.
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Advocates urge more awareness about natural family planning options

There are plenty of myths that surround natural family planning, but advocates say the Catholic Church can help dispel those myths and raise an awareness of which fertility-awareness options exist for married couples that embrace church teaching.
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Pro-life group welcomes court ruling to let U.S. doctor examine baby

The national director of Priests for Life in New York welcomed a London court's decision allowing a U.S. doctor to go to England to examine a 10-month-old terminally ill British infant at the center of a medical and ethical debate.
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Pope calls for respecting parents’ wishes to care for dying child

Pope Francis called for respecting the wishes of a terminally ill child's parents to accompany and care for their child "until the end."
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Academy for Life president defends nomination of Anglican theologian

The Pontifical Academy for Life is and always will be against abortion and is committed to involving increasing numbers of people in the defense of human life, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, academy president.
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A myth of neutrality

Is human life a gift to be revered, or something to be discarded when it seems unproductive or inconvenient to others? There is still time for all of us to help choose the answer.
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The Least of These: Stella Maris volunteers bring companionship, Communion to the dying

“Not being afraid of death, to walk this journey with people, it’s a sacred thing,” said Religious Sister of Mercy Karen McNally.
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Doing good by resisting evil

The strength to resist evil and the power to do good can sum up the moral behavior of Christians.
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