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Vatican reaffirms opposition to euthanasia, warns such patients cannot receive sacraments

The Vatican is firmly reiterating its objection to the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide, calling the intentional killing of sick patients an "intrinsically evil act" akin to murder and warning that legislators who approve such laws "become accomplices of a grave sin."  

Links for 9/22/20

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Webinar today on Republican efforts to motivate Catholics; Biden is underperforming Clinton among Latino voters; Democrats for Life and common sense.

Francis, the comic strip

Francis, the comic strip: What is a good read?

The church needs 'notorious' women willing to dissent, too

NCR Connections: In a culture that does not normally value elderly women, some found it surprising that Justics Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a cultural icon in her 80s.

Election 2020: How seven climate-conscious young Christians are deciding their vote

EarthBeat spoke with seven young Christians about the election, their vote and climate change. All said climate change is affecting their lives, and all see their faith influencing how they vote.

Living Word

Pencil Preaching for Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Santa Fe archdiocesan justice office urges no honor for Barr at breakfast

The Santa Fe Archdiocese's Office of Social Justice and Respect Life called on National Catholic Prayer Breakfast officials to withdraw its plans to honor U.S. Attorney General William Barr with a special award at its Sept. 23 event because he is a Catholic who supports the death penalty.

Two Catholic women judges top short list as possible Supreme Court nominees

The judges are Amy Coney Barrett, a federal appellate court judge in Chicago, and Barbara Lagoa, a federal appeals court judge in Atlanta.

Papal safeguarding commission meets online and in Rome

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors met online and, for those who could, in Rome for their plenary assembly Sept. 16-18.

Church becomes sick when not proclaiming Gospel, pope says

Speaking to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square during his Angelus address Sept. 20, the pope said that just as God "calls everyone and calls always," the church must also "offer everyone the word of salvation that Jesus came to bring."