A pastor who is called to a suicide willing people to show up to the end, "in words and deeds the Position of the Church within the meaning of the gospel of life". Because: "The suicide is, objectively, a bad action; no serious intention or any condition can transform the Evil into something Good, still the sin legitimize." The suicide is paid for, and organized, it is planned to make the Evil worse.
in the words of the of the Swiss bishops adopted "an orientation to pastoral accompaniment of people who intend to make a assisted suicide". The 27-page, so far, on French, this paper is entirely on the traditionally rigid line of Catholic moral teaching. Was presented today in Bern, the co-author François-Xavier Putallaz, a Professor of philosophy in Freiburg and, until recently, a member of the bishops ' bioethics Commission.
people who plan to have a suicide using a euthanasia organisation, should pastoral care be of course accompanied, for the bishops are out of the question: The chaplain, the chaplain should take the suicidal wish and hope that this wish could be changed. "He needs to work on that desire to Die, in the hope that he will be transformed to life in one wish."
Morally bad action
The guidance requires that the pastor needs to leave during the suicidal act physically in the rooms of the Dying. His presence could be interpreted as cooperation. The hot of the chaplains to leave, but not that the suffering Person: He should rather testify with Prayers of hope.
More and more suicide require the consent of the sacraments, such as confession, anointing of the sick or Eucharist. Every pastor should be aware that "the sacraments were sacraments of life and for life". Nevertheless, this could have within the care of your place.
suicide-willing-to-be should know, however, that the assisted suicide constitutes a morally bad action in opposition to the Church. The suicide come back to agree on his decision, should he receive the sacraments. He would be but to his desire to Die, had to be postponed, the dispensation of the sacraments, or may be denied. The sacrament only could get, "who is willing to want to sin not commit".
suicide as a Copycat
to reconsider The denial of the sacraments can be the bishops, according to an invitation, the desire to Die. You should not be as a punishment are to be understood, not as the application of a rigid rule, but "as full of the sense of God's love for everyone".
suicide wishes are for the bishops is also an expression of a lack of medical knowledge. The development of palliative care was the best, the suicidal desire to suppress.
patients are believed to die and your desire to be an individual and free act. It was nothing to do with a real desire to Die, press, rather, the vulnerability of suffering from Person. The Person the kill, and send a negative message to vulnerable, old and disabled people. The suicide tangent to the family, relatives, Carers, and indeed the whole of society. The bishops warn of the danger of a "mimetic suicide" within the meaning of the Werther effect, i.e., before the suicide as a Copycat.
Created: 05.12.2019, 11:23 PM