On the heels of the NCBC's media commentary regarding Jahi McMath, Dr. Haas and the Ethicists at the National Catholic Bioethics Center have released an official statement regarding Catholic teaching on the determination of death and Jahi McMath:
An excerpt from the piece makes it clear that, while: "The National Catholic Bioethics Center cannot address the
accuracy of the facts of the case of Jahi McMath since we have not been a party
to the case," nonetheless:
"This tragic situation provides an opportunity for the Center
to make clear the teaching of the Catholic Church on the question of the
determination of death using neurological criteria. Some media commentators have presented this
situation as evidence of the opposition between faith and science since the
mother professes to be a devout Christian and believes her daughter can be
restored with God’s miraculous intervention.
However, the determination of death by the rigorous application of the neurological
criteria is considered legitimate by the Catholic Church..."
You can read the full statement on the main NCBC website, HERE.