(Lifenews.com) – Currently, the Office of Life, Justice and Peace of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is offering a parish online volunteer training program titled Caring for the Whole Person. This course is intended to educate the laity about Catholic moral teachings concerning serious illnesses and end-of-life issues. It focuses on how to care for parishioners with serious illness, as well as topics like palliative medical care, advance care planning, and hospice care.
One of the presenters is Dr. Ira Byock, a self-described secular humanist and supporter of gay rights, Planned Parenthood, and abortion.
If that isn’t disturbing enough, Dr. Byock promotes “stealth euthanasia” by means of terminal sedation and “voluntary stopping eating and drinking” (VSED) in hospice. Furthermore, he has made erroneous remarks regarding the condition and death of my sister, Terri Schiavo. Clearly, Dr. Byock is no friend to the pro-life, pro-family, Catholic community. CONTINUE