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Federal Consultation - Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
Source: Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) - January 20 2020 About the Consultation On Monday, 13 January 2020, the Government of Canada, through the Department of Justice, launched a two-week general public consultation on the expansion of eligibility criteria for euthanasia/assisted suicide (which the Government refers to as "Medical Assistance in Dying"/MAiD). This consultation
National week for Life and the Family - 2019
"Listening to the Gospel as a Family" May 12-19, 2019 ID 90891411 © Kevin Carden | The National Week for Life and the Family will be celebrated across Canada 12 to 19 May 2019, with the start of the week coinciding with Mother's Day. For the seventh consecutive year, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is offering dioceses/eparchies, parishes as well as
History will no doubt regard our society as having been marked by one of the greatest of ironies: it will be said that at precisely the time when the word “inclusion” was on every tongue, the lives of society’s most vulnerable members – the unborn, the sick and aged – became more and more excluded from the protection of the law. Today marks the beginning of Canada’s 50th
Faith Leaders Ask Government to Revise Canada Summer Jobs Requirements
We the undersigned leaders of diverse faith communities and organizations in Canada, call on the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada to amend the Canada Summer Jobs guidelines and application process so that it does not compel agreement or belief, and allows religious organizations to stay true to their communal identity and beliefs. The new application requires each organization to
“The state has a legitimate interest in protecting the unborn”: Statement on the 30th anniversary of the Morgentaler Decision
Exactly thirty years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that existing abortion provisions in our nation's Criminal Code violated a woman's Charter rights to the security of person, and were thus unconstitutional. Since that ruling, there has been no criminal law regulating abortion in Canada. Yet, Mr. Justice Gerard Mitchell, retired Chief Justice of Prince Edward Island, has noted that at


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