Euthanasia

  • Euthanasia’s March Down Under

    By Most Rev Dr Peter A Comensoli The internationally renowned psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl experienced first hand the utter depravity of Auschwitz and Dachau. He knew the immense physical torment, psychological torture and spiritual desolation of those most inhuman of places. They were not called death camps...
  • I’m terminally ill and the debate on euthanasia scares me

    By Julie Morgan The doctors have told me that I have a few months to live; the cancer that began in my breast four years ago has now spread to my spine, ribs, hips and, more significantly, to my lungs. The surgeries, extensive chemotherapy, and radiation that I went...
  • Experts warn against following overseas trends with euthanasia

    By Debra Vermeer The practice of euthanasia and assisted suicide overseas has been a disaster, with so-called safeguards failing and doctor-assisted killing on the rise, and not just for the terminally ill, says world-renowned ethicist Professor Margaret Somerville. “It’s a mess, and a growing mess,” she says. Professor Somerville,...
  • QndA on Euthanasia and Palliative Care

    Euthanasia and Palliative Care will headline a discussion at the upcoming QndA forum at St Benedict’s Hall at the University of  Notre Dame Australia’s Sydney campus on Wednesday 7 December 2016. QndA draws pollies, priests and professors – of different faiths and traditions – to UNDA to thrash out...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Trip to Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy, Sutton Forest You are invited to join the Sacred Heart Parish community for a day trip on Tuesday 6 December that includes coach travel, morning tea, self-guided tour of the grounds and shrines. BYO picnic lunch. Departs 9.30am from Sacred Heart...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Trip to Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy, Sutton Forest You are invited to join the Sacred Heart Parish community for a day trip on Tuesday 6 December that includes coach travel, morning tea, self-guided tour of the grounds and shrines. BYO picnic lunch. Departs 9.30am from Sacred Heart...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Advent – a Season of Hope: 26 November Reflection Day for Women with presenter Sr Mary Louise Walsh ISSM. From 9.30am-3pm at Mt Schoenstatt, Fairlight Rd, Mulgoa. Cost: $25, BYO lunch – morning & afternoon tea provided. To register tel (02) 4773 8338, info@schoenstatt.org.au ACU Advent Lessons and Carols:...
  • Allow me to Die: If only it was that simple

    A recent SBS Dateline documentary “Allow me to die,” about the issue of euthanasia in Belgium was rerun on 24 November 2015. In this documentary, a father in his 30’s is considering euthanasia to deal with his persistent mega migraine headaches. Also the documentary shows the death of an...
  • When Q&A becomes A&Q

    I was lucky enough to be selected for the audience for the Q&A Special episode on Dying and Euthanasia on 9 November. The last time I visited the ABC Studios in Ultimo was in 2003 when I was interviewed on Triple J about the issue of youth suicide and...