Pope Orders Belgian Catholic Charity To Stop Euthanizing People
Pope Francis has ordered a Catholic charity in Belgium to cease euthanizations of mentally ill patients in their psychiatric centers by the end of August, or face excommunication.
The Brothers of Charity announced in May that doctors in their 15 psychiatric hospitals were free to euthanize non-terminal mentally ill patients upon request, according to the Associated Press. Francis personally approved a demand from the Vatican that the charity rescind that policy by the end of August or get expelled from the Catholic Church, according to Brother Rene Stockman, superior general of the order that runs the charity.
Stockman decried the charity‚Äôs decision to allow doctors to euthanize mentally ill patients, saying that doing so pushed them toward destruction rather than helping them away from it....
Things like this expose the disunity that most catholics converts appeal to when saying why they left the Protestant church. In reality that there is some kind of unity is a myth, a myth that you can test that just by talking to anyone and realizing that everyone holds different beliefs.
About the only right thing that Pope Francis has done recently.
It is horrifying to think that both the Netherlands and Belgium that were occupied by the Nazis during the 2nd Workd War, have eagerly and voraciously adopted one if the main planks of the Nazi policy of euthanasia and extermination of the"unfit" in society.
Hospice Foundation of America? wrote: Hospice is defined as "a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments." More than 4,700 local hospice programs across the United States serve 1.4 million patients per year, along with their caregivers.
As a result, hospice is a familiar term to many people who face their final weeks and days of life, along with their caregiving loved ones. Still, the Hospice Foundation of America sees fit to combat myths about the purposes and practices of hospice care.
I wonder if the Catholic church in Belgium has much to do with hospice care? I know I German Catholic name add off Hitler believe in euthanizing mental patients. It seems to me that some Belgium Catholics and want to carry on that tradition.