Paragraph 2277

2277. Whatever its motives and means, direct euthanasia consists in putting an end to the lives of handicapped, sick, or dying persons.
It is morally unacceptable.

Thus an act or omission which, of itself or by intention, causes death in order to eliminate suffering constitutes a murder gravely contrary to the dignity of the human person and to the respect due to the living God, his Creator. The error of judgment into which one can fall in good faith does not change the nature of this murderous act, which must always be forbidden and excluded.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

135. How will Christ judge the living and the dead?

200. How are sins remitted?

441. Is it possible to keep the Decalogue?

311. Can this sacrament be celebrated in some cases with a general confession and general absolution?

353. What forms of popular piety accompany the sacramental life of the Church?

327. What is the office confided to a Bishop in a particular Church?

519. In what way do Christians participate in political and social life?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does God’s sovereignty mean in Isaiah, and how does it ensure safety and protection for his people?

What is the seventy week prophecy in Daniel 9?

The Call and Commission of Moses: How did God call Moses to lead his people and what does this teach us about the Christian vocation? (Exodus 3-4)

How to experience communion with God?

What does Hosea 7:14-16 reveal about God’s judgment against hypocrisy?

How is God’s sovereignty portrayed amidst the chaos in Lamentations 2:8-9?

How does the story of Judith, in particular, the episode of her cunning in Judith 11:1-16, teach us survival strategies in difficult times, according to the Bible?