It's funny how the Catholic church objects to self-sacrifice, especially when we are always being told that Jesus died on the cross in order "to save us all"
There are certainly plenty of verses in the Bible about self-sacrifice for others, anyway. So it seems a bit strange that the Catholic church didn't understand or appreciate that about Wolff, even after Herge tried to explain to them.Moderator Note:
As was pointed out in the Moderator Note to mct16's post from which you quote, this really is a subject too large and too discursive to be tackled here; none of us here is a theologian of the Catholic Church, none of us knows the full discussion taken at the magazine, and to make vague and unspecified assertions such as "there are plenty of verses in the Bible", isn't a substantive development of mct's position, but instead a vague appeal to heresay.
Broadly speaking, suicide is seen as sinful or contrary to the will of God in much of Christianity (not just Catholicism), Judaism and Islam, but there has been great philosophical debate about its definition for centuries, including that which should and shouldn't be seen as martyrdom or justifiable self-sacrifice, so the position can't be as clearly contrary as you are indicating.
If the great minds of religion and philosophy cannot agree on this, it is doubtful that we will make any more than small progress here, so once again we ask, as we did before, that this subject is left here.
Thank you one and all for your cooperation!The Tintinologist Team