Interview with Cardinal Seán O’Malley to Appear on the CatholicTV Network
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WATERTOWN, MA (November 29, 2012) –Interview with Cardinal Seán O’Malley to Appear on the CatholicTV Network
On November 30, 2012, Cardinal Seán O’Malley will discuss the defeat of the Massachusetts Ballot Question 2 on the CatholicTV Network's Weekly News Magazine Show, ClearVoice™.
On Election Day in November, the people of Massachusetts successfully rejected the so-called “Death with Dignity” Act. Question 2 would have allowed an adult resident of Massachusetts, deemed to have the capacity to make health care decisions, and determined by two physicians to have a disease that will likely result in death within six months, to request and receive a prescription for a lethal drug that he or she may self-administer.
Following the defeat of Question 2 Cardinal Seán called for the medical community to move forward in providing medical support for patients, rather than helping them end their lives.
"Our society must continue to work with hospice organizations and other palliative care providers to improve the care provided to the terminally ill. Patients are best served when the medical professionals, families and loved ones provide support and care with dignity and respect," he said.
The Cardinal will discuss the defeat of Physician Assisted Suicide during CatholicTV’s new episode of ClearVoice™, on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11AM ET. Also appearing on Friday’s episode will be Fr. Ed Riley, the Spiritual Director and Liaison for the Archdiocese of Boston’s Home School Ministry, to discuss home schooling as Religious Education month comes to an end.
For more information on the defeat of Physician Assisted suicide visit: www.suicideisalwaysatragedy.org.
The CatholicTV Network’s weekly news magazine show, ClearVoice™, premieres new episodes Fridays at 11AM ET with rebroadcasts throughout the week.
About the CatholicTV® Network:
Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at CatholicTV.com. Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.
ClearVoice is hosted by John Monahan and Christine Caswell, both of whom have years of experience working as news reporters at secular news companies. ClearVoice is a magazine-style news show with interviews of notable Catholics exploring current issues of particular interest to Catholics.
John Monahan won an Emmy Award for his work as a news reporter. He is a communication consultant and coach to business professionals. Monahan has 17 years of experience in the news business. Monahan most recently reported for Fox25 News in Boston. During that time, he covered the presidential debates in 2000, the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy, and was on assignment the night ‘Shoe Bomber’ Richard Reid attempted to blow up an American Airlines flight.
Christine Caswell has more than 20 years experience as a television and radio news journalist. She spent more than a decade in the major market of Boston. She has reported extensively on major criminal trials, including the O.J. Simpson trial in Los Angeles. Christine is currently Director of Media Workshop/Adjunct Professor in the Communication Department at Boston College.
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