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Thursday, March 03, 2005

A Million Dollars Off the Mark

The 'Not So Quiet' Catholic Corner has something to say about "Million Dollar Baby." This movie draws strong emotions particularly among Catholics since the lead actor, Clint Eastwood, plays the role of a devout Catholic who euthanizes his severely injured trainee boxer in the end. The post reacts to this article by Prof. William Wyatt, which appeared in Providence Journal, that compares the trainee boxer to a horse that should be put down for mercy's sake after becoming severely handicapped. Catholic Apologetics of America also posted a very interesting comparison of how the promotion of euthanasia today parallels that which came about from the 1920s in Nazi Germany. Creepy to think about that.

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