'...not just the premier Christian bioethics institute in Britain,
but one of the finest in the world, Christian or secular'
Most Rev. Anthony Fisher O.P., Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney
In a society where euthanasia is strongly supported by many and where supporters make appeals to Christian virtues such as mercy, compassion and love, it is more important than ever for the Church's real teaching to be known.
Is 'mercy killing' ever right? This booklet explores the Catholic Church's teaching on why euthanasia is always wrong and explodes popular myths and misconceptions.
Definition of Key Terms
Arguments Presented in Favour of Euthanasia
Beliefs that Underpin the Church's Teaching on Suicide and Euthanasia
The Church's Teaching on Suicide and Euthanasia
Negative and Positive Duties
Sources of Church Teaching
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