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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Catholic Carnival 138 is Up

At Domestic Vocation. This week's torchlight post is “Catholics are enjoined to pursue all means to prolong life" by Cathy Weidel at Kicking Over My Traces. I had planned to blog this story, particularly following the Vatican's affirmation of Catholic teaching on end of life treatment and the clarification of food and water being considered ordinary treatment even when they are administered by artificial means.

This is a very emotional topic for the extended Clan based on how my father's doctors tried (and failed) eight years ago to press us into robbing him of his true dignity in his last days by denying him not only treatment that they admitted was not extraordinary, but withdrawing food and water.

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