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TCC Video: Great misunderstanding on Church’s end of life teachings

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With Brittany Maynard in the news, it’s clear that many people don’t know what the Catholic Church teaches about end of life care. Find out by following the links after the jump, or watch a video about a Catholic teen, Zach Sobiech, who chose to forego medical treatment and live his last months to the fullest with his family and friends.

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Brittany Maynard’s Death: Does Suffering Have Spiritual Meaning?

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The Catholic Church and most of the world’s religions teach that there is spiritual meaning in suffering and that life is God’s to give and take away. In short, they oppose euthanasiaBrittany Maynard‘s physician assisted suicide has re-ignited a conversation about suffering and end of life issues. Read more from Crux here: Brittany Maynard’s Death: Does Suffering Have Spiritual Meaning?

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Lawmakers in Belgium Legalize Euthanasia for Children

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child euthanasia Lawmakers in Belgium have passed legislation that will make it legal for doctors to kill terminally ill children, by request. This, despite the fact that palliative care teams are able to insure that dying children are not in pain. Read the article from the BBC here: Lawmakers in Belgium Legalize Euthanasia for Children

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Misc: The Secret to How we Spend Our Last Days

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In her National Catholic Reporter column, TCC’s own Melissa Musick advocates for a less-medicalized version of end of life care. She writes, “My aunt spends her last days as she chooses. She eats when she’s hungry and she eats what she wants. She comes and goes as she likes. She sees her friends and family. She may cross over carrying some still-warm caramel corn.” Read the article here: The Secret to How we Spend Our Last Days

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