by the Nebraska Catholic Conference on July 21, 2017 Baby Charlie Gard has been in the international media spotlight for several weeks. His medical situation is tragic. The tragedy is compounded by ongoing legal battles over Baby Charlie’s medical care. While Baby Charlie’s situation is unique, it is representative of other healthcare decisionmaking experiences, including those occurring in the context of physician-assisted suicide. Underlying these medical-legal realities is the question: what constitutes ethical healthcare decisionmaking? This question invites and demands knowing and acting on fundamental principles accessible to us both as a matter of human reason and Christian faith. …... View Article
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by The Catholic Voice on July 12, 2017 A Catholic-based hospital that closed June 9 after 147 years of service in Omaha held a final Mass two days later for more than 250 doctors, nurses, staff and others. Read more here.
by Nebraska Catholic Conference on June 23, 2017: Recently, DHHS issued its “2016 Statistical Report of Abortions” (full reports accessible at http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/pages/ced_vs.aspx). While it is sobering to read, the annual report offers an opportunity to better understand the scope of abortion in Nebraska, which informs our outreach and prayer efforts. This article summarizes some of the categories of information provided in the report. Read the full article here.
by The Catholic Voice on June 7, 2017: The approval of two pro-life bills and a vote to move a school-choice-related bill out of committee made 2017 a successful year in the Nebraska Legislature. That’s how Tom Venzor, executive director of the Nebraska Catholic Conference (NCC), described the recently completed first session of the 105th Legislature. Read the full article here.