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Liz — living with advanced, incurable kidney cancer wants you to know: “The moment we label suicide an act with dignity, we’ve implied that people like me are undignified for not ending our lives, or worse, we’re a costly burden for society. What a lonely, uncharitable and fake world we live in if we think it’s […]

Posted at: January 21st, 2015 - 11:17 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Recently came across an old article from Susan Windley-Daoust on The Sign of the Dying Body: How the Theology of the Body Helps Us to Die in Love Dying—undergoing it, or helping one who is dying—is a privileged space where we see and encounter God himself. And in dying, the ensouled body serves as a […]

Posted at: September 16th, 2014 - 10:59 pm - Number of Comments » 0

One of those little black balls of fluff is a newborn Coco Kitty in May of 1993(with sweet, sweet momma Cassie Cat): Loot at the precious!: And here she is all grown up just a few short months ago: After 19 years, it’s hard to believe that she’s really gone. Though stuffed full of boxes, […]

Posted at: August 19th, 2012 - 9:48 pm - Number of Comments » 2

Kindly requesting your prayers, gentle readers. It’s looking more and more like my precious Coco kitty is at the end of her life – and I am NOT ready to deal with this (I know, who is, right?). It’s hard to tell how close she is. She’s still eating and walking around, but she’s definitely […]

Posted at: August 17th, 2012 - 7:22 pm - Number of Comments » 4

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. –Douglas MacArthur Image: Incidents of the war. A harvest of death, Gettysburg, July, 1863 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (Jn. […]

Posted at: May 28th, 2012 - 12:02 pm - Number of Comments » 0

In 1993, Robert Latimer murdered his 12-year old disabled daughter, gassing her to death with fumes from his truck. He was convicted of second degree murder with a mandatory sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 10 years. For nearly two decades, Robert has received widespread sympathy and support […]

Posted at: April 20th, 2012 - 7:17 am - Number of Comments » 5

As assisted suicide deaths rise yet again in Oregon and Switzerland and they prepare to discuss legalizing the practice in Massachusetts, over at Catholic Lane this morning, I revisited and revised a previous post from here: For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example that you […]

Posted at: April 6th, 2012 - 8:39 am - Number of Comments » 0

Over at Catholic Lane, Mark Pickup writes about the The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s recent statement against euthanasia. In it, he explains how euthanasia denies people of the “good time” of the “last phase of living” during which a person often reconciles with God and others. Mark’s article reminds me of something […]

Posted at: February 16th, 2012 - 10:31 pm - Number of Comments » 0

“Time is a treasure that melts away. It escapes from us, slipping through our fingers like water through the mountain rocks. Tomorrow will soon be another yesterday. Our lives are so very short. Yesterday has gone and today is passing by. But what a great deal can be done for the love of God in […]

Posted at: February 5th, 2012 - 5:28 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Jimmy Akin has an interesting post on the concept of “soul sleep” – addressing the question of whether the soul is alert after death or if death is more like sleep. Check it out. It kinda reminds me of something I read recently in Fr. Richard John Neuhaus’ book As I Lay Dying about what […]

Posted at: January 17th, 2012 - 8:12 pm - Number of Comments » 3