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Archbishop Peter celebrates Mass at St Paul Outside the Walls Archbishop Peter celebrates Mass at St Paul Outside the Walls

Archbishop Peter celebrates Mass at St Paul Outside the Walls

Thursday 26 June 2019

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli  The following is the homily delivered by Archbishop Peter A Comensoli at the Mass at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls. Within some circles and among some people, laying claim to being justified before the Lord is a bit like achieving membership of some exclusive club. It infers a certain status on the one deemed justified: you’re a signed up, card-carrying member, with all the privileges entailed. You’re in with God, and keen to present yourself before others as one of the insiders.  

A Pastoral Letter to the People, Clergy and Religious Catholic communities in Victoria Dioceses of Melbourne, Ballarat, Sale and Sandhurst

Friday 14 June 2019

Dear friends,
 
On the morning of Wednesday 19 June 2019 we will wake to a new, and deeply troubling chapter of health care in Victoria. On that day the Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Act (2017) comes into effect, creating the legal possibility for a person to end their own life or a doctor ending it on request in particular circumstances. What is being referred to as ‘VAD’ is a combination of what in plain- speaking is more commonly known as physician assisted suicide and euthanasia.
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