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By Joseph D’Hippolito, The Stream, May 16, 2023

Joseph D’Hippolito has written commentaries for such outlets as the Jerusalem Post, the American Thinker and Front Page Magazine. He works as a free-lance writer.

Joseph D'HippolitoA recent comment from the president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life reflects the Catholic Church’s increasing willingness to relinquish defending the most vulnerable in the earliest and latest stages of life.

Cardinal Vincenzo Paglia said at an Italian journalism conference April 21 that to promote the common good, the church would accept laws permitting assisted suicide.

“It cannot be excluded that in our society, a legal mediation is practicable that allows assisted suicide,” Paglia said about a judgment by Italy’s highest court limiting conditions for the procedure. “Personally, I would not practice assisting suicide, but I understand that legal mediation can constitute the greatest common good concretely possible in the conditions in which we find ourselves.” …

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