I remember laughing and guffawing over a character in one of those ridiculous Dan Brown novels that featured an albino monk assassin. An albino monk assassin?! Can you imagine? Oh, how I mocked this terrible slander of Catholics.
Ahem. My guffawing has met an abrupt end as I can only still say, “Dan Brown, there are no albino monk assassins. They’re Belgian.”
According to the Catholic News Agency, the board of the Belgian Brothers of Charity announced it will continue offering euthanasia to non-terminal patients in their psychiatric centers.
The Vatican specifically asked them to sign a joint letter confirming that they’ll adhere to Catholic teaching and stop killing people. But get this, they’re saying no. They said they’re standing by their “vision statement” which affirms the awesomeness of euthanizing people who aren’t dying. I guess once you start killing people, disobeying the pope isn’t that big of a deal. I mean, if you’re going to have to go to confession eventually anyway you might as well make a day of it.