Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Slippery Slope is real - Netherlands Hospital Euthanizes Babies
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - Raising the stakes in an excruciating ethical debate, a hospital in the Netherlands - the first nation to permit euthanasia - recently proposed guidelines for mercy killings of terminally ill newborns, and then made a startling revelation: It has already begun carrying out such procedures in a handful of cases and reporting them to the government.

Theology of the Body
I'm reading a book called Theology of the Body for Beginners by Christopher West. It discusses how God intended us to be like Adam and Eve - perfectly able to love each other as God loves us. Original sin made that harder to do, but God's grace can redeem us and make it possible. Original sin makes us like driving on flat tires. Everyone else is driving around that way, so it seems normal. God's grace can inflate the tires, but we need to keep getting filled up because we have a slow leak. We have a hard time being patient, unselfish, and forgiving.
I find this to be a very inspiring book. I got it from Catholic.com. You can some articles by Christopher West at:

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