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Concordia University School of Law

Friday, April 1, 2005

Catholic View on End-of-Life Treatments

As news reports on the Pope's failing health filter in, individuals might want to listen to NPR's interesting and informative interview with Father John J. Paris, professor of bioethics at Boston College, about Catholic doctrine concerning the end of life. He discusses the church's position on end-of-life treatments as well as a 2004 statement by the Pope on administering food and water to patients.  This discussion concerned Terri Schiavo and the removal of her feeding tube.  [bm]

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