Dominican Bishop Speaks about Euthanasia

Dominican Bishop of Parramatta, Austrialia Anthony Fisher was recently interviewed on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation concerning the movement in the country to legalize voluntary euthanasia.  The first thing I noted was the assumption of the interviewer that euthanasia is a “right.”  It seems to have been a “right” that has suddenly appeared out of thin air over the past 30 years, seemingly contrary to the very nature of true rights. In any case, the good bishop did a great job responding to the questions.  I must admit, however, that it would have been pretty awesome to have him lay the smack down concerning the last question about excommunications!


About John C. Reneau

After completing my undergraduate studies in biochemistry at the University of Dallas (no, not the University of Texas at Dallas), I decided that I would just love being in school for the rest of my life in order to avoid entering the real world. As a result, I ended up as an MD/PhD student at Texas A&M Health Science Center; I’m currently frantically trying to wrap up my PhD and continue on with my clinical training. I work in a lab that uses bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells to treat various diseases. View all posts by John C. Reneau

3 responses to “Dominican Bishop Speaks about Euthanasia

  • nick

    i love how he keeps his cool and answers from his heart & mind, formed in clearly in Christ, versus the passion & accusations of the reporter, which he eventually turns to reading off of the page. This is a good shepherd. Thanks for sharing John.

  • Takai

    So his argument is basically that she has to prolong her suffering because those around her might still want her around.

    • John C. Reneau

      No. I think the closest he got to any argument similar to that is when he argued that the effects of euthanasia extend beyond the person requesting it – family, friends, society, the law, etc. I never heard him say anything akin to prolonging suffering because those close to the suffering want them around.

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