When I saw the headline I was thought it might be in relation to those faithful suffering from liturgical wackiness at some parishes. Enough painkillers and many modern liturgical hymns might be bearable. Alas no.
Restating its opposition to any form of euthanasia, the Vatican yesterday said that painkilling drugs should be used in order to help dying patients live out their days to a "natural end".
Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, Pope John Paul II’s spokesperson on health care issues, was responding to a question about living wills at a news conference.
"We must preserve life from its beginning to its natural end," he said. "Life doesn’t belong to us. Life belongs to God."