Tag: Quebec

Is Canada Rapidly Creeping To Euthanasia?

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Twelve years after legalizing euthanasia for consenting adults facing dire medical situations, Belgium now permits euthanasia of terminally ill children. Next it wants to extend euthanasia to adults, primarily seniors, who lack the cognitive ability to give consent.

This unseemly betrayal of the weak and the vulnerable is disturbingly relevant in Canada in light of a recent resolution by the federal Liberals in favour of medically assisted killing and the looming passage of legislation to legalize euthanasia in Quebec. Momentum is accelerating in Canada towards the adoption of state-sanctioned medically assisted death. Read More: Euthanasia’s delusions

Canada’s Next Cardinal – Archbishop Gerald Lacroix

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At 56, Archbishop Lacroix will be the third youngest member of the College of Cardinals. He was born in 1957 on a dairy farm 190 miles east of Montreal. When his parents were unable to make ends meet, they moved to New Hampshire when Gerald was eight, which borders Quebec province, in search of a better life. Read More

Unable to guarantee medical care, the Quebec government turns to euthanasia – PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee

“MONTREAL, Feb. 12, 2014 — /PRNewswire/ – As Quebec prepares to become the first province in Canada and the first place in the Americas to enact a law permitting euthanasia without a referendum, Quebecers call out to the world to ask their help to influence the government of Quebec not to  pass the legislation.” Read more:

Unable to guarantee medical care, the Quebec government turns to euthanasia – PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee: “”

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La Petite Mort et la Grande Mort | First Thoughts | Blogs | First Things

La Petite Mort et la Grande Mort | First Thoughts | Blogs | First Things: “I admire the Archbishop of Montreal, Christian Lépine, for speaking out against the new euthanasia program that our politicians have sanctified by calling ‘medical aid in dying.’ Rumour has it that he was forced to buy his own space to do so, inasmuch as Quebec papers proved unwilling to make room on their comment pages for representatives of the Assembly of Bishops to address Bill 52.”

Archbishop Christian Lépine

Fr. Thomas Rosica’s interview (SLT) with the Archbishop of Montreal is more an exploration of the Archbishop’s faith than an insight into the faith (or lack of faith) in this once faith filled city. Fr. Rosica and Archbishop Lepine were friends in the 80’s when they studied theology in Rome. The interview is warm and friendly and direct, but it does not provide much insight into the secularist culture.