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Italian Cardinal Paolo Sardi dies at age 84

Vatican City, Jul 14, 2019 / 04:35 am (CNA).- Cardinal Paolo Sardi, who served under five popes, died Saturday at Gemelli Hospital in Rome after a short illness. The 84-year-old Piemontese cardinal had been retired from his work in the Secretariat of State, where he coordinated the office which edits …

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Vincent Lambert dies after removal of food and water

Reims, France, Jul 11, 2019 / 03:34 am (CNA).- Vincent Lambert, a 42 year-old quadriplegic man, died in a French hospital Thursday morning, 9 days after doctors withdrew his food and water. “Vincent died at 8:24 this morning,” Lambert’s nephew, Francois Lambert, told AFP News Agency. Lambert died July 11 …

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US politicians decide who lives and who dies

USA (MNN) — Human life continues to take center-stage in US politics. Most of the country’s attention and headlines are focused on pre-born life. Abortion decisions in New York, Virginia, and Louisiana have been “the buzz” for weeks. State leaders are making end-of-life decisions, too. Bills that legalize medically-assisted suicide …

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When a baby dies, faith and medicine aim for compassion

Denver, Colo., Jan 19, 2019 / 10:00 am (CNA).- Grieving a miscarriage or stillbirth can be heart-wrenching. As awareness of that difficulty grows, medical professionals and clergy strive to offer meaningful ways to help parents mourn. Frequently periods of mourning after a stillbirth or miscarriage are quiet, and perhaps too …

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