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DEATH PENALTY/ Attorney Pfister: William Happ was killed by the State, a useless "revenge"

INT. Jeffery Pfister


In this interview, JEFFERY PFISTER, a prosecutor for the State of Florida who was Happ’s attorney in the first phase of the process, explains his own opposition to the death penalty

The myth of “the good death” is behind the support to euthanasia and assisted suicide, but it hides a substantial undervaluation of life. The assertion of an unlimited “right” on own life is not so dissimilar to the claim of the state to kill people through the “legal” death penalty.


FORGIVENESS/ A plea for mercy for Kermit Gosnell

Robert George

ROBERT GEORGE is requesting, as a pro-lifer, that Kermit Gosnell’s life be spared, albeit the heinous acts of which he stands accused probably meet the criteria for capital punishment


EUTHANASIA/ What happens when The New York Times joins forces with the Catholic Church

Andrea Staiti

ANDREA STAITI comments on the referendum in Massachusetts on “assisted suicide”, the surprising voices against it, and the progressaholics who voted in favor of it.


CANADA/ Salvation from Medical Suicide

Peter Stockland

The Supreme Court of British Colombia declared Canada’s law preventing medically delivered suicide unconstitutional. PETER STOCKLAND comments on this decision and its consequences.


REPRODUCTION/ The doctor: forcing the hand of nature can lead to malformations

INT. Salvatore Mancuso

Ethics Committee President SALVATORE MANCUSO discusses the results of recent research which found that a child born with assisted conception is more likely to be malformed.


CHILDREN/ The beauty of the unexpected

Luigi Ballerini

LUIGI BALLERINI discusses the temptation to try to predict and control everything about our lives and our children, when the person is free to act in surprising ways.


AIDS/ Rose (Uganda): A prostitute with HIV is a human being who deserves love

INT. Rose Busingye

ROSE BUSINGYE, who cares for people living with HIV in Uganda, comments on what has happened in Greece, where officials posted photos of prostitutes infected with HIV on the internet.


HIV/ WYA and AVSI: Focus on the dignity of the person


The World Youth Alliance held a conference in Rome on women’s health, focusing on HIV/AIDS, and featuring AVSI’s method of looking at the person and promoting his dignity. 


AUSTRALIA/ Assisted suicide: Is it just in the interest of the patient?

INT. Lyle Shelton

LYLE SHELTON of the Australian Christian Lobby comments on the Supreme Court sentencing a man to jail for assisting a suicide and how euthanasia can be used to further other interests.


HEALTH/ Purpose, Palliative Care, and Respect for Human Life

Adam MacLeod

ADAM MACLEOD writes on the Massachusetts doctors’ opposition to physician-assisted suicide. Aiding the deliberate destruction of human life has no place in the doctor’s job description


VALUE OF LIFE/ The strange “courage” of a woman who preferred to abandon her child

Monica Mondo

A girl crossed paths with an unknown woman, and put a bundle in her hands, who ran to the nearest house of nuns, caring for the Child Jesus, incarnate this year even more than usual


HUMAN TRAFFICKING/ End a Contemporary Slavery

Laura Lederer

A culture of exploitation and violence, especially sexual exploitation of children, is at epidemic levels also here in the United States and around the world


CHURCH/ “Enough of the unnecessary recourse to the death penalty”

Lorenzo Albacete

Lorenzo Albacete comments on the execution of Troy Davis and the teaching of the Catholic Church on the death penalty, from John Paul II to the catechism.


SIAMESE TWINS/ Surgeon: here’s how to decide who survives


Siamese twins with one heart and one liver between them were born in Italy, leading to many ethical and surgical problems. Pediatric Surgeon, Gian Battista Parigi, responds to questions.


U.S./ Dignity and Charity for the Dying: The Bishops Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide

Sharon Mollerus

The U.S. bishops reject physician-assisted suicide which "eliminates the person" and “devaluates human life", and promote a "better way" of palliative care and compassion