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Promote Care, Oppose Euthanasia

29 October 2017

The following documents have been published and distributed to parishes regarding the proposed legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide:

  • “A Pastoral Letter to the Catholics of Victoria” regarding the proposed legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide (April 18, 2017);
  • "When Life is Ending";
  • "Real care, love and compassion:  the alternative to euthanasia."
  • "A Pastoral Letter to the Catholics of Victoria:  Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017" (October 9, 2017).

Copies of these documents and more information is available from the Archdiocese of Melbourne website here.

A group of lay people has prepared a flyer encouraging people to write to parliamentarians and express their opposition to such legislation. You are invited to write to parliamentarians as suggested.  Flyer here.

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