10.8
California’s Right to Die Legislation Betray’s Its Progressive Principles

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child in hospital

A professor of medical ethics at Fordham writes in The Los Angeles Times about California’s decision to legalize doctor assisted suicide. “The poor, blacks, Latinos, and virtually every disability rights group are skeptical of assisted suicide.” Read the piece by Charles Camosy here: California’s Right to Die Legislation Betray’s Its Progressive Principles. What the Church teaches about end of life care here. Photos after the jump:

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11.30
Misc: Poet Uses MacArther Grant Money to Give Vacations to Caregivers

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Tricia Elsner and her son with autism

When Seattle poet Heather McHugh was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” of $500,000, she used the money to start a charity that gives vacations to exhausted caregivers. Read the story from The Seattle Post here: Poet Uses MacArther Grant Money to Give Vacations to Caregivers

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4.16
Pope Francis’ Second Holy Thursday Foot Washing to Include Muslims, Women, the Disabled

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Pope Francis Pope Francis will say Holy Thursday Mass at a home for the elderly and disabled. Read about it from The Huffington Post here: Pope Francis’ Second Holy Thursday Foot Washing to Include Muslims, Women, the Disabled

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