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COMMENTARY: ‘A Christian knows when it is time to speak of God,’ says Benedict XVI, ‘and when it is better to say nothing and to let love alone speak.’

Missionaries of Charity care for a patient at Nirmal Hriday, a hospice for the sick, destitute and the dying, on Aug. 30, 2016, in Kolkata, India.
Missionaries of Charity care for a patient at Nirmal Hriday, a hospice for the sick, destitute and the dying, on Aug. 30, 2016, in Kolkata, India. (photo: Allison Joyce / Getty Images)

Charles LewisBlogsDecember 28, 2022

I live in a country in which euthanasia has run amok. Compassion has been replaced by killing. It’s become normal. 

A few of us tried to stop it. But the odds, as it turned out, were against us.

I was a career journalist. I watched and reported on our descent into madness. It was depressing to realize that friends and colleagues thought state-sanctioned death was progressive. 

I soon realized the only thing I could do was to accompany those who had chosen a natural death on their journey home to God. It was the answer to quell the frustration of living in a society in which some lives are considered disposable. It was also a way to exercise my faith. So a few years ago I became a hospice volunteer. It was the last thing I ever expected to do but it turned out to be one of the great blessings of my life. I believe it was also a blessing to those who were dying.

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‘Let Love Speak’: No One Should Die Alone| National Catholic Register

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