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An altar boy stands by a tent that serves as a church in Ulaan Baator, Mongolia (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto (CNS)

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto has called on compatriots to write to politicians and ask them to ‘protect the vulnerable’

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez (PA)

Gov Jerry Brown has not indicated whether he will sign the bill that would legalise assisted suicide in the state

Protesters stand outside the Houses of Parliament in London as MPs debate the Assisted Dying Bill (PA)

Parliament is unlikely to debate another Bill on the issue for years to come

The Houses of Parliament (PA)

Nearly 80 doctors have written to the Daily Telegraph to express their concerns ahead of House of Commons debate

Belgian legislators voted to make their country the world's first to allow euthanasia for small children, despite vigorous opposition from the Catholic Church and all main religious groups. (CNS photo/ Laurent Dubrule, Reuters)

The Anscombe Bioethics Centre says opinion polls have dominated the debate too much

Cobi Luck

Another disturbing report from the Low Countries shows where state-sanctioned killing leads

Professor Stephen Hawking supports assisted suicide (PA)

The latest book from the Catholic Truth Society on euthanasia is very well-timed

The Bill will be debated in September (PA)

The House of Commons will debate a new assisted suicide Bill on September 11

Lord Falconer (PA)

Lord Falconer is using Jeffrey Spector’s death to call for a change to the law. His comments show how far his agenda goes