EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED SUICIDE IN CANADA: OUR VOICES MUST BE HEARD!
While two national consultations are ongoing in the wake of the decision of the Supreme Court (February 2015) in the Carter case – which struck down the law prohibiting physician-assisted suicide – and while Quebec’s Department of Health is preparing to distribute to the province’s physicians a guide which will help them to euthanize patients, many citizens are beginning to realize that the end
TREATING THE CHILD IN THE WOMB AS A DISEASE
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The family accompanies the dying with love
The family accompanies the dying with love COLF Message on the occasion of the NATIONAL WEEK FOR LIFE AND THE FAMILY 11-17 May 2015 Each year the Church in
designates one week as a special time for prayer and reflection on life and the family. In light of the recent judgment of the Supreme Court of Canada relative to the issue of assisted suicide, it is appropriate that we turn our Canada
Let us march in the light of God and may life win!
Message from the Catholic Organization for Life and Family On the occasion of the May 14, 2015 National March for Life “We are marching in the light of God ! We are marching in the light of God !” … So proclaims the much loved South African children’s song “Siyahamba”. On the occasion of the May 14, 2015 National March for Life, the Catholic Organization of Life and Family (COLF) reminds us
COLF PRESIDENT REACTS TO SUPREME COURT DECISION ON ASSISTED DYING
On Friday, February 6th, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a landmark decision granting legal permission for physician-assisted death in our country. In so doing it agreed with claims that a human person faced with suffering has the right to determine when and how to end one's life, and that the legal prohibition against assisted suicide impeded the exercise of this right and infringed upon
GOD ALONE IS THE ARBITER OF LIFE
February 6, 2015 is a sad day for our country. Today, Canadians are confronted with the sobering fact that their nation’s highest court has set itself up in direct opposition to the Law of God: “Thou shalt not kill”. By ruling existing laws against euthanasia and assisted suicide unconstitutional, the Supreme Court of Canada is giving some of us permission to kill. It would be difficult to
A THREAT TO THE SUPREMACY OF CONSCIENCE
Collegeof Physiciansand Surgeons of Ontario has proposed a modification in its operational principles which, if adopted, would severely restrict the rights of conscience of medical practitioners in . The implications of the proposed policy change would be devastating for Ontario doctors who seek to inform their consciences by their faith – and not only by College policy – and who, as Ontario
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National Campaign in Favour of Palliative Care and Against Euthanasia
“Life-Giving Love”: In view of the adoption of the Law Concerning End-of-Life Care by the National Assembly of Québec (5 June 2014) and considering the on-going efforts of pro-euthanasia forces throughout Canada, citizens who respect life from conception until natural death are called to address the needs of the vulnerable more effectively and to engage with greater vigor in this life or
Prayer for the Protection of Human Life
Heavenly Father, Lord and Maker of all that is good, fill our hearts with joy before the wonders of your creation. Open our eyes to the presence of your beloved Son Jesus in all those we encounterand especially in the weakest and most vulnerable among us. Where we see life threatened at its beginning or at its end, or by poverty and deprivation,inspire us with love and mercy, so that,