Saturday, April 28, 2007

A Catholic sermon against euthanasia: life which is unworthy of being lived

"For the past several months it has been reported that...patients who have been suffering for a long time from apparently incurable diseases have been forcibly removed from homes and clinics. Their relatives are later informed that the patient has died, that the body has been cremated and that the ashes may be claimed. There is little doubt that these numerous cases of unexpected death in the case of the insane are not natural, but often deliberately caused, and result from the belief that it is lawful to take away life which is unworthy of being lived."
-- Bishop Von Galen, Sermon Three in 1941 against the Gestapo


Adoro te Devote said...

Sadly, we are so close to that, and our society refuses to see it. They just go their political way and stick their heads in the sand, speaking in floral terms about "tolerance" and "respect" while holding scalpels and pillows which have been handed to them without question.

Ruth said...

Thanks for your comment. Some of the similarities in this language to rhetoric used on the news lately in support of certain laws is frightening :(