A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Sunday, October 31, 2004

False mercy

"Often disguised by the name 'mercy killing,' euthanasia is a form of homicide. No person has a right to take his own life, and no one has the right to take the life of any innocent person.

"In euthanasia, the ill or elderly are killed, by action or omission, out of a misplaced sense of compassion. But true compassion cannot include intentionally doing something intrinsically evil to another person. Like abortion, euthanasia violates the commandment 'You shall not murder.'"

from Voter's Guide for Serious Christians
by Catholic Answers, Inc