Saint Germaine Cousin by Ermes Dovico

Life and Bioethics


Even Northern Europe is childless. Policies are not enough
POPULATION

Even Northern Europe is childless. Policies are not enough

Iceland, Norway, and Finland have record low fertility rates, half of what they were 50 years ago, and couples are having children much later in life. These are the most disturbing statistics in a report on social, economic, and demographic conditions in Northern Europe. What is interesting is that these are the countries with the strongest pro-birth policies. It is yet another proof that economic and social policies do not provide the true answer to the problem of the declining birthrate.


“Midrar is alive and growing. Why are English doctors saying he’s dead?”
THE FATHER OF A CHILD AT RISK OF EUTHANASIA

“Midrar is alive and growing. Why are English doctors saying he’s dead?”

Since last September Midrar Ali, 4 months old, has been in Saint Mary’s Hospital in Manchester, where doctors want to take him off life support. The hospital’s diagnosis is “brain stem death”. But the family dispute it. And the father, a biomedical scientist named Karwan, tells the New Compass: “My son’s heart is beating, his circulation is working. He perspires, keeps growing, and now weighs seven kilos. How can they claim he’s already dead?” On January 22 the hearing before the Court of First Instance ended, and now we are waiting for the verdict of the judge who will decide on Midrar’s life.


France: the law that eliminates fathers gains ground
MAP FOR ALL

France: the law that eliminates fathers gains ground

Despite massive street protests, on Tuesday the French Senate began to debate a bill to extend artificial insemination to single and lesbian women. The final vote is scheduled for February 4th. Family associations and bishops highlight the absurdity of a text that eliminates the father figure and, therefore, creates orphans.


Judas and Hell, Archbishop Paglia excommunicates Jesus too
CATHOLIC CHURCH

Judas and Hell, Archbishop Paglia excommunicates Jesus too

The recent comments of Archbishop Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, caused such a stir. He decleared "heretic" whoever says that Judas is in Hell. But the Gospels, as well as many saints and popes, say the opposite. And also about the religious assistance to those who persist in asking assisted suicide, the words of Paglia contradict the Magisterium.


"If you believe in life stand now to save Tafida and all disabled"
INTERVIEW/TAFIDA'S MOTHER

"If you believe in life stand now to save Tafida and all disabled"

"If the doctors say that Tafida could live for another 20 years and I say that I am happy to sacrifice my career to look after my daughter, why are the doctors trying to stop me? Just because she is disabled? " Shelina Begum is the mother of the little English girl living in a state of minimal consciousness at the Royal London Hospital which wants to switch off her life-support and prevent her from being transferred to the Gaslini hospital in Genoa. She was interviewed by the Bussola and launches an appeal to all religions to unite and fight for the disabled. Today marks the beginning of the week, according to the last hearing, when Judge MacDonald will issue his  ruling on Tafida’s life.


Vatican clears the way for sex change drugs
BIOETHICS

Vatican clears the way for sex change drugs

It’s astounding that Vatican News, the official portal of Vatican information and the bioethicist Laura Palazzani, a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, support the Italian State’s decision to include a drug which blocks puberty in the Italian National Health Service. There are statements which overturn Catholic anthropology making the satisfaction of desire a prerogative over vocation. Instead of questioning the causes of distress in adolescence, they offer a drug: a positivist materialism which denies Catholicism. Is this what Catholic universities teach today?
- VATICANO APRE AL FARMACO BLOCCA-PUBERTA' (Original in Italian)


«I visited Alfie: the problem is "brain death"»
INTERVIEW

«I visited Alfie: the problem is "brain death"»

What is the origin of the medical approach, flaunted on the world stage, which decided the life of little Alfie Evans? The answer for Dr. Paul Byrne, internationally renowned neonatologist, who visited the baby in December 2017, has been clear for years: «Everything stems from the definition of death, no longer clinical but cerebral. A heretical vision whereby life is measured on the amount of brain functions. So it is full of living people who are not treated».


Alfie Evans: on a mission from God
LIVERPOOL

Alfie Evans: on a mission from God

Some people think that Alfie does not have a mission, that he is here by chance. So they ask trivial questions like: "Can he  breathe on his own?"; "Will he ever be able to talk or walk?" That's why they think his life is not worth anything, they do not speculate that Alfie has been sent, sent for something great.


How Alfie died: all the facts
ALDER HEY HOSPITAL

How Alfie died: all the facts

We do not know how long Alfie would have lived if he had been treated and taken care of properly, we do not know if additional tests would have resulted in a diagnosis and led to a cure... What is certain, however, is that we can not say that the child died only because his life support was removed.


Eliminating Alfie : the origin of evil is in England
EUGENICS

Eliminating Alfie : the origin of evil is in England

What we attribute to Nazism, is in fact a culture well rooted in the United Kingdom (and not only) and still very much complied with. Worse still, as the case of Alfie Evans demonstrates, the eugenics culture is now openly practiced in hospitals and proclaimed in courtrooms.


Vatican hospital: Alfie could come even tomorrow
THE CASE EVANS

Vatican hospital: Alfie could come even tomorrow

After Pope Francis' urgent appeal during the General Audience yesterday, the Vatican hospital Child Jesus has presently been requested by the Secretary of State to take initiative directly.


«Dear Bishop, help me to save my son»
LETTER FROM TOM EVANS

«Dear Bishop, help me to save my son»

"Your Excellency, My name is Thomas Evans and I am Alfie’s father. I felt great sadness reading the press release issued by the Archdiocese, concerning my son’s situation". That's the beginning of the letter that Tom sent to the Archbishop of Liverpool.