Intentionally causing a patient's death is different from accepting that a patient is dying.
Pope Francis visits patients at the Villa Speranza hospice, which is connected to Gemelli Hospital, in Rome Sept. 16. The visit was part of the pope's series of Friday works of mercy during the Holy Year. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)
Gerard O’Connell November 16, 2017
“There is no obligation to have recourse in all circumstances to every possible remedy” to keep a person alive.
A woman holds up a sign during a rally against assisted suicide in 2016 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. (CNS photo/Art Babych)
Michael J. O’Loughlin September 21, 2017
The American College of Physicians called for better promotion of palliative and hospice care, which opponents of physician-assisted suicide say are underutilized areas of medicine that could address concerns of patients facing difficult illnesses.
Activists of the collective Yellow Safety Jacket take part in an anti-euthanasia protest on Feb. 11, 2014, in Brussels. A group of psychiatric care centers run by a Catholic religious order in Belgium has announced it will permit doctors to undertake the euthanasia of "nonterminal" mentally ill patients on its premises. (CNS photo/Julien Warnand, EPA)
Belgian religious order defies orders from Rome, setting up a confrontation over doctrine.
New York State Court of Appeals hears a case. (Wikipedia Commons, via Tracy Collins/Flickr). 
The decision is being hailed as a significant victory by the New York State Catholic Conference.
The order follows repeated requests for the group to drop its new policy of permitting doctors to perform the euthanasia of "nonterminal" mentally ill patients on its premises.