[quote="Mattapoisett64, post:1, topic:59586"]
Anyway, he is taking the position with his doctors that: (a) His Catholic Faith forbids amputations; and, (b) the leg would have to be buried with him and if they remove it now they couldn't guarantee keeping it for that purpose.
Neither of these things are true.
quote="Mattapoisett64, post:1, topic:59586" If the leg problem WERE to become life-threating, isn't there a moral requirement to permit the amputation to preserve his life?
You are operating under the false impression that the Church does not allow amputations. This is incorrect.
Your friend can refuse such an operation, but not based on any prohibition of the Catholic Church.
quote="Mattapoisett64, post:1, topic:59586" Is there a Canon Law or other requirement for burial of an amputated limb when and where the rest of the body is (eventually) interred?
It sounds like he does NOT want to lose his limb, and is therefore grasping at any straw, even ones that are completely untrue, to derail the operation.