Year: 1985 Source: Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1985. p.63-74 SIEC No: 19860567

The church still holds firmly to the traditional moral criteria against the mentality & practice of direct suicide carried out with deliberation & full knowledge. Canon law aims at a more pastoral approach, limiting itself to excluding would-be suicides from holding or exercising holy orders. The traditional denial of ecclesiastical burial to suicides has been suspended. 27 ref.