Catholic Order Considers Assisted Suicide in its Hospitals


(LifeSiteNews) — The superior of the Brothers of Charity is trying to encourage his Catholic order in Belgium dedicated to looking after the sick and the elderly to reject a decision approving euthanasia for patients, including those under psychiatric care, at their health centers.

Brother Rene Stockman, who is based in Rome, has voiced his grave concern, but so far to no avail. It appears that the order’s board of directors, which is largely made up of non-religious, forced the change in policy to allow the legal injections to be administered at the brothers’ facilities. Brother Stockman has not been willing to offer details.

In lengthy guidelines discreetly distributed in March to all directors and medical practitioners working in their facilities, the Brothers of Charity distanced themselves from absolute rejection of euthanasia for “personalistic” reasons. CONTINUE