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Palliative Care from a Catholic Moral Perspective

On 6 February, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the ban on physician – assisted suicide. The subsequent federal laws that will determine the provision of medical aid in dying will impact the delivery of palliative care. For … Continue reading

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A dignified life; a dignified death

Posted at Catholic Insight I lost someone very special recently, someone who demonstrated for me what a dignified death looks like. In the eyes of the world, he had been dealt a lousy hand, sentenced to life in a wheelchair … Continue reading

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The battle for Ontario doctors’ freedom of conscience rights

On February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the ban on euthanasia and physician assisted suicide in Canada is unconstitutional. This ruling paves the way for the legalization of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide throughout the entire … Continue reading

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The Elderly Who Are Isolated and Abandoned

Posted at Catholic Insight As I walked through the lobby of the assisted living facility, I saw him again – the elderly gentleman whom I had greeted three hours earlier. Had he been there all morning? I wondered. I was … Continue reading

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Georges Bernanos: renewing the spirit of childhoood

In the period directly before and after World War 1, a group of writers in France formed the French Catholic Literary Revival. The members, Francois Mauriac, Charles Peguy, Julien Green, Leon Bloy and Georges Bernanos, produced literary pieces that rejected … Continue reading

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Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Not a Brave Choice

Also posted at Catholic Insight, catholicinsight.com I watched the Youtube videos and read the articles of Susan Griffiths’ final week of life with a mixture of sadness, discouragement and anger.  Susan Griffiths was the Canadian woman from Winnipeg, Manitoba who … Continue reading

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Defeating Euthanasia, One Person At A Time

The news story about the Belgian twin brothers who were euthanized on 14 December 2012, was the first story I read when I got home from work. The brothers, while in relatively good health at present, were given a prognosis … Continue reading

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Article on Euthanasia

Sometimes, a patient will tell me that he/she wants to die.  Unfortunately, in a growing number of places in the world, they can get their wish.  Pro-life isn’t just about saving unborn babies.  To be pro-life means to respect and … Continue reading

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Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival

It’s Sunday morning and once again I’m joining RAnn and other Catholic bloggers over at This That and The Other Thing:  Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival.  We’re sharing what we wrote this week.  Come and read other Catholic bloggers’ contributions. Here’s … Continue reading

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Euthanasia: It’s Not Enough To Say “No”

Late last week, the province of British Columbia Supreme Court struck down a law prohibiting euthanasia and assisted suicide.  It won’t be long before the other provinces follow suit.  My country is on the same slippery slope as Switzerland, Netherlands, … Continue reading

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