TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC TEACHING: We are to unite ourselves with Christ’s suffering on His Cross. Suffering is our pathway to our salvation!
Jesus said, “And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:38 Douay-Rheims Bible
Holidays are the perfect time to share end-of-life wishes
The Lord does not want his children to suffer. So why are we allowing it as a society?
By Methodist Minister Ignacio Castuera
- Keywords: aid in dying, a.k.a. death with dignity a.k.a. assisted suicide; Brittany Maynard; legislators
BAKERSFIELD, CA. December 26, 2014 – “Compassion & Choices has launched a dynamic campaign in California to make aid in dying an open, available, legitimate practice in the Golden State. A number of legislators have expressed support for such a bill, and we are currently crafting the language for legislation that will be introduced in January.
“In July, 64 percent of Californians said they supported aid in dying, according to a poll by Goodwin Simon Strategic Research. But that poll was conducted before Brittany’s story galvanized nationwide support for death with dignity, so it likely underestimates demand for this choice in the state. In fact, a recent online HealthDay/Harris Poll survey shows an overwhelming 74 percent of American adults now believe that terminally ill patients who are in great pain should have the right to end their lives. Only 14 percent were opposed. [ The poll did not mention “suicide.”-editor]
“Across California, our organizers are on the ground talking to hundreds of people each week, building our supporter list and recruiting and training volunteers to do the same. We are meeting with local, county and statewide elected officials and community leaders for endorsements. We are working to pass resolutions supporting end-of-life options and to deprioritize prosecutions of physicians who practice aid in dying in cities and counties across the state. We are building alliances with other organizations and partnerships with key state leaders. We invite you to join us in asking candidates and elected representatives to support aid in dying in the Golden State.
“Death should be a time of peace, not a time of stress because no one bothered to have a conversation about their own or their loved ones’ end-of-life wishes. Let’s make the most of our family gatherings. Let’s start end-of-life conversations with our parents and our abuelitos [grandparents] to learn about the kind of medical care they would or would not want at the end of their lives.
“As a family of God, we are called to act with compassion and goodwill to help make aid in dying an open and accessible medical practice in California. The Lord is compassionate and merciful, very patient and full of faithful love.
According to KeyWiki, Ignacio Castuera is/was a member of The Communist Party USA.
FINAL THOUGHT – Are AIDS activists pushing this assisted suicide agenda?
Castuera became an advocate of assisted suicide decades ago when he ministered in Hollywood during the AIDS epidemic. Source.