What does the Catholic chruch say about assisted suicide and euthanasia?
- imacatholic2Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The Catholic Church believes that life is a sacred gift from God from the moment of conception to the point of natural death.
The Church is therefore not only against assisted suicide and euthanasia, it is pro-life in the widest sense. This is often called a "Consistent Ethic of Life."
This pro-life stance stresses the highest regard for dignity of human life including that of:
- All people in objecting to unjust war and nuclear arms.
- The unborn in objecting to to abortion, in fitro fertilization, frozen embryos, embryonic stem cell research, and cloning
- The elderly, sick and dying in objecting to assisted suicide and euthanazia
- Prisoners in objecting to the death penalty
- The poor and minorities in supporting social justice issues.
With love in Christ.Source(s): For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, sections 2270 and following: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt3sect2chpt2a...
- DaverLv 71 decade ago
The catechism of the Catholic Church teaches:
2324 Intentional euthanasia, whatever its forms or motives, is murder. It is gravely contrary to the dignity of the human person and to the respect due to the living God, his Creator.
2277 Whatever its motives and means, direct euthanasia consists in putting an end to the lives of handicapped, sick, or dying persons. It is morally unacceptable.
Thus an act or omission which, of itself or by intention, causes death in order to eliminate suffering constitutes a murder gravely contrary to the dignity of the human person and to the respect due to the living God, his Creator. The error of judgment into which one can fall in good faith does not change the nature of this murderous act, which must always be forbidden and excluded.
- cynicalLv 61 decade ago
They're against it. The Catholic Church believes that all life is sacred and that euthanasia is suicide. They consider suicide a sin.
- gigeeLv 43 years ago
All i ought to declare, is you better upload IVF to the record of concerns you would be in opposition to - it is the region the embryos utilized in embryonic stem cellular study come from. Why does each individual communicate approximately embryonic stem cells, yet no one ever mentions the attitude that makes the examine doable, and no person ever talks on the subject of the reality that those embryos will inspite of the reality that be incinerated as biowaste in spite of if all embryonic stem cellular telephone examine stops as we communicate. mutually as I dont help euthanasia, I DO help assisted suicide and the properly suited to come to a decision on your guy or woman death. I dont have self belief it has something to do with assisted suicide being the subsequent bypass to selection for illnesses that isn't be able to be dealt with. i don't think every person must be waiting to make that decision as a exchange of the guy themselves, and that i assume its approximately figuring out on out to not go through each very final grasping 2d of agonizing life. There are people obtainable interior the marketplace who're in discomfort, and could %. a secure selection for ending it. As a cancer survivor, determining the hell I glided by using way of, i ought to by using no potential blame any individual who could come to a decision upon to end it on their very own words, specifically if their analysis exchange into poor, and additionally they have been in soreness.
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- MarysiaLv 71 decade ago
life is a gift from God and only He has the power to take it from us.
from the cathchism....2277-79
thus an act or ommission which, of itself or by intention causes death in order to eliminate suffering constitutes a murder gravely contrary to the dignity of life of the human person and to the respect due the living God, the Creator. the error of judgement into which one can fall in good faith does not change the nature of this murderous act, which must always be forbidden and excluded.
discontinuing medical procedures that are burdensome, dangerous, extraordinary or disporportionate to the expected outcome can be legitimate; it is the refusal of over-zealous treatment. here one does not will to cause death, ones imability to impede it is merely accepted. the decisions should be made by the patient if he is competent and able or, if not, by those legally entitled to acct for the patient, whose reasonable will & legitimate interests must always be respected.
even if death is thought imminent, the ordinary care owed to a sick person cannot be legitimately interrupted. the use of painkillers to alleviate the sufferings of the dying, even at the risk of s hortening their life, can be morally in conformity with human dignity if death is not willed as either an end or means, but only forseen and tolerated as inevitible. palliative care is a special form of disinterested charity. as such, it should be encouraged.
- 1 decade ago
Suicide lands you straight in Hell. That's what the church says, or used to say at least. In "The Inferno", suicides are transformed into trees when they reach Hell. So, assisted suicide would be murder.
- 1 decade ago
It's covered in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
- fenian1916Lv 51 decade ago
they are both sin and can never be approved. look at a cathecism it will cover all the churchs teachings you may wish to know about. other sites of interest may be
- DarktaniaLv 51 decade ago
It's a sin.
- Anonymous1 decade ago