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Matthieu Rougé and Raphaël Enthoven: "Should Catholics get involved in the debate on euthanasia?"


BIG INTERVIEW - The philosopher Raphaël Enthoven sees above all in the question of the end of life an issue of secularism and believes that the opposition to euthanasia is dictated by a Christian reflex. Mgr Matthieu Rougé, Bishop of Nanterre and specialist in political theology, thinks,...


- Raphaël Enthoven, you co-signed a column in which you affirm that religious people take advantage of their beliefs to prevent the debate on the end of life, prohibit exchanges with blows of anathemas, and threaten institutions.

Did you specifically target Catholics?

Doesn't the Church have its full place in public debate?



On the contrary!

But there is a difference between people who participate in the debate, contribute their knowledge, share the fruit of their beliefs, and those who curse their opponents and erect “red lines” for society as a whole.

The problem is the fact that certain representatives of the Church, nostalgic for an old power, allow themselves to set the limits of the debate and to tell us what are good and evil, or true and fake.

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It is against this temptation that we write.

We were outraged by the statements of Michel Aupetit (who writes that it is “au…

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Source: lefigaro

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