Oregon Archbishop Weighs in on Impending Maynard Suicide

The drugs Brittany will take to end her life.

The drugs Brittany Maynard will take to end her life on November 1.

Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of the Diocese of Portland, Oregon says the kind of death chosen by 29 year-old brain cancer victim, Brittany Maynard, who is planning to die on Saturday, “sows confusion about the purpose of life and death”.

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Seminarian With Brain Cancer Addresses Brittany Maynard

Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson

A young seminarian with incurable brain cancer is praying that 29 year-old Brittany Maynard, who is suffering the same plight and publicly announced plans to take her life with prescription drugs on November 1, is asking her to choose to fight instead so that her life and witness can be an example and inspiration to others.

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Founders of Pope Paul VI Institute to Attend Sunday’s Beatification

Dr. Thomas Hilgers

Dr. Thomas Hilgers

Dr. Thomas Hilgers and his wife, Sue, founders of the Pope Paul Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction – which has brought hope and healing to countless women and couples struggling with infertility – will be in attendance on Sunday when Pope Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI.

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