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Fasting death QUESTION from Dustin Dreifuerst M.I. February 15, 2000 If a good Cahtolic dies while on a fast would it be considered suicide?
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, O.L.S.M. on Tuesday, February 22, 2000 Dear Mr. Dreifuerst:
Suicide is the intentional and deliberate act of killing oneself by be whatever means.
If a Catholic dies during a fast, it is not suicide unless he intentionally and deliberately starved himself to death -- it is not suicide unless he intended it to be suicide.
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