Here is a classic example of what is going on in the Church on the highest level. Follow the argument. My emphases.
ROME – A leading Vatican official says he would “hold the hand” of someone who was dying from assisted suicide, even though he considers it wrong, because “no one is abandoned” by the Church.
Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia was speaking on Tuesday during the presentation of an upcoming symposium on end-of-life issues co-sponsored by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life, which he heads.
“I believe that from our perspective, no one is abandoned, even if we are against assisted suicide, [!] because we don’t want to do death’s dirty job,” the archbishop said, when asked about one bishops’ conference’s directive that a priest not be in the room if euthanasia or assisted suicide is performed.
“To accompany, to hold the hand of someone who is dying, is something that every faithful must promote as they must promote a culture that opposes assisted suicide,” Paglia said.
So, get this.
First, in a time when “synodality” is being promoted, he undermines a bishops’ conference.
Worse, however, is how he say that in order not to promote assisted suicide, you have to support those who are committing it.
Similarly, we have to support Communion for the divorced/remarried and we have to support homosexuals who are having perverted sex.
See the infernal