Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Catholics in UK Carrying ID Cards Asking Not to be Starved to Death in Hospitals

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H/T to Patty

The Observer in the UK reported Sunday that Catholics in the UK have taken to carrying special ID cards informing doctors that they do not wish to be deprived of food and fluids in the case of admission to hospital.

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4 comments:

Tito said...

Makes me think if I should be carrying one just in case.

catholicandgop said...

Yeah, where can I get me one. I always tell everyone that I want everything done for me, just in case.

Anonymous said...

Is is awful we have come to the point were we would even need to consider needing this kind of I.D. I am only 17, and I am scared about what I myself will need when I am 80....society is going way out there, and I don't want to be another Terri-Shiavo.....Keep praying for morals in our society, and as we begin this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity today, pray for the Church, that all might be one with it and its teaching. Thats what it's all about!

EC Gefroh said...

Paul if you are worried, then we Catholic adults really better do something.

Sunny, that is a good idea. We have a living will but maybe telling family members and friends your wishes is good too.

Tito, I have the In case of ER call a Catholic priest card, Maybe we can add a little note to that.