News - Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF)

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING

Tuesday, 13 June 2017
On June 17, 2016, the Government of Canada passed into law Bill C-14, approving medically assisted dying. The Catholic Church affirms and believes that the deliberate taking of a human life goes against the dignity of the human person and the belief that all human life is sacred. But why does the Catholic Church take this position? How can the Church’s position be explained in a simple and
December 8, 2016 As an organization committed to the development of a culture of life and a civilization of love, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) is firmly convinced that Canadians approaching the end of life will be assured of receiving the kind of life-affirming care and the respect they deserve only through the establishment of a national palliative care strategy.
Catholic Organization for Life and Family appoints new Director
The Board of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) announces it has appointed Mr. Michel MacDonald as the organization’s new Executive Director, with his new responsibilities to begin in early January 2017. He will succeed Ms. Michèle Boulva who is retiring after having served in this position for 12 years. The appointment has been made in consultation with the two principal
Bill C-14 (medical assistance in dying) - COLF writes to the members of the Senate
May 9, 2016 Honorable Members of the Senate of Canada, Together with many of our fellow citizens we are distressed by the prospect of legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide. From time immemorial, the act of taking the life of another person has been considered a wrong punishable by law. Now, early in the twenty-first century, some would have us believe that this is a good. Killing remains a
Bill C-14 (medical assistance in dying) - COLF writes to the members of the House of Commons
May 9, 2016 Honorable Members of the House of Commons of Canada, Together with many of our fellow citizens we are distressed by the prospect of legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide. From time immemorial, the act of taking the life of another person has been considered a wrong punishable by law. Now, early in the twenty-first century, some would have us believe that this is a good. Killing
We welcome the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s (CPSO) invitation to comment on its “Interim Guidance on Physician-Assisted Death”. The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) opposes in the strongest terms physician assisted death (a euphemism for euthanasia and assisted suicide). We are also deeply concerned that Canadian physicians will find themselves
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