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When the Spirit can Soar: Assisted Suicide and the Cross

June 14, 2016 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

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Life of Christ (Week 10 of 27) If the physical, natural, and biological life was saved for pleasure, then the higher life of the spirit would be lost, but if the higher life of the spirit was chosen for salvation, then the lower or physical life of the spirit was chosen for salvation, then the lower or physical life had to be submitted to the Cross and self-discipline. – Life of Christ, Chapter... Read More

Struggling with end of life issues… What does the Church teach?

May 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Church Teaching, Fr. Bartunek

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Dear Father John, Recently my mother passed away. She suffered from an irregular heartbeat and congestive heart failure. A week before she passed, she was rushed to the hospital where the ER doctor counseled us to have her put on hospice care and let nature take its course. After that, she was put on morphine and a sedative and had no food or fluids. It took her 5 days to die and it was not a peaceful... Read More

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