Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Catholics do not believe those tempted by suicide should be left without help

Would not the fire department rush to the scene with a ladder should you or I threaten to jump from a tall building with the desire to end our lives?

Those tempted by suicide, virtual or otherwise, should never be left without others to defend them in such a supreme moment of human weakness and despair.

Eluana Englaro, even if she did at one time express a desire to have food and water denied to her in the case of a vegetative state, should also not have been left without defenders.

Pray for all families, that they will never fail in their duty to give true aid and help to their loved ones, which never includes denying food and water to any human being who is able to be sustained by such nutrition, no matter what their condition or suffering. No amount of suffering or pain ever takes away the sacredness of each and every human life, made by God in His own image and likeness.

"Thou shalt not kill."

Read more about the case of the killing of Eluana Englaro.

No comments: