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Euthanasia is mercy on the person who is suffering and has no money to pay for treatment. Why is the Church against it?

God alone is Lord over life and death. Except in the case of legitimate self-defence of oneself or another, no one may kill another human being. (CCC 2258-2262, 2318-2320, YOUCAT 378). Increasingly, we hear about euthanasia and the so-called "right to die." Euthanasia is not a future problem. It is a present problem. It is happening now and becoming increasingly accepted. The movement will no doubt lead to the massive elimination of the elderly and "incompetent," and anyone else considered to be a burden to society.

Adapted from an article by Fr. Frank Pavone on

There is no such thing as a life not worthy to be lived. No one has the "right" to use lethal injections on the seriously ill, or to remove their food and water. “Mercy Killing” has nothing to do with mercy. Mercy is reaching out to the terminally ill, serving them and allowing them to die a natural death with dignity.

A person is worth more than the ENTIRE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE! Human life is of INFINITE VALUE, and this remains true no matter how small, weak, incommunicative, disabled, diseased, or "unproductive" it may be. ( )


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