Father Kevin O’Neill – One of a few good men
Kevin J. O’Neil,
Redemptorist priest and associate professor of moral theology at the Washington Theological Union.
He has published numerous articles in books and journals of theology. He holds a doctorate in sacred theology (STD) from the Alphonsian Academy in Rome. He is both admired and respected by legions of active an ‘collapsed’ Catholics. ( See: Maureen Dowd, Why, God? New York Times)
“When my friend Robin was dying, she asked me if I knew a priest she could talk to who would not be, as she put it, “too judgmental.” I knew the perfect man, a friend of our family, a priest conjured up out of an old black-and-white movie, the type who seemed not to exist anymore in a Catholic Church roiled by scandal. Like Father Chuck O’Malley, the New York inner-city priest played by Bing Crosby, Father Kevin O’Neil sings like an angel and plays the piano; he’s handsome, kind and funny. Most important, he has a gift. He can lighten the darkness around the dying and those close to them.”
Father Dave – The Busted Halo – talks with Father Kevin O’Neil about some of the challenging questions found in the new book that he co-authored entitled “Life, Death, and Catholic Medical Choices: 50 Questions from the Pews” – including, but not limited to, those about the sanctity of end-of-life treatment, issues of abortion and levels of material cooperation, and the difference between ordinary and extraordinary medical measures.
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