OTTAWA - The lawyer arguing the Attorney General of Canada's case against legalization of assisted suicide said the court has already spoken on the matter and its previous decision "is still good law."

Published in Canada

TORONTO - In the fight against legalized euthanasia, Margaret Somerville said pro-lifers must “sanitize” their language, mostly by framing the debate in non-religious terms. 

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GATINEAU, QUE. - As the Supreme Court of Canada prepares to hear arguments Oct. 15 on assisted suicide, activists against euthanasia warn of the zeal of their opponents. 

Published in Canada

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis warned against the abandonment and neglect of the elderly, calling it a "hidden euthanasia" rooted in today's "poisonous" culture of disposal and an economic system of greed.

Published in Faith
September 25, 2014

A voice for life

Not so long ago, it would have been considered the kiss of death for Canada’s Catholic bishops to launch a national campaign against medicalized killing. 

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Former Liberal MPs demand leader rescind abortion policy

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BEAUPRÉ, QUE. - Canada's bishops will launch a national campaign this fall to combat a push in Canada to legalize euthanasia.

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Killing off the old, the infirm and the disabled won’t promote the human rights, dignity or freedom of anybody, the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition argues in a factum submitted to the Supreme Court of Canada Aug. 28.

Published in Canada

The mainstream media has caused great confusion about the topic of euthanasia and has been extremely deceptive in its portrayal of human suffering and compassion.

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OTTAWA - The Canadian Organization for Life and Family (COLF) is urging Catholics to “speak up” as the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons reviews is policy on conscience rights.

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OTTAWA - Quebec physicians face moral and legal quandaries as their province prepares to implement its new euthanasia law contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. 

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Pressure is building on the federal government to get busy on a national palliative care strategy.

Published in Canada
June 18, 2014

No comfort in words

On the very day Quebec legalized medical killing this month, I committed an act of euthanasia. 

Published in Peter Stockland
June 11, 2014

Put words in action

Seldom does the House of Commons speak as one voice. So Parliament’s recent near-unanimous support of a motion to make palliative care a national priority was encouraging and welcomed. Yet the roar will quickly fade to a whisper without sincere government action to turn this rare cross-party unanimity into meaningful legislation. 

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OTTAWA - Groups opposed to euthanasia vow to fight Quebec’s adoption June 5 of Bill-52 “An act on end-of-life care” that brings euthanasia to the province.

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Peter Stockland: Irish should learn lesson from Canada 

It’s the ugly reality that an 83-year-old priest could be taken into custody for democratically and peacefully expressing his right to speak out against abortion, Stockland writes.


Pope's homily

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Faith is a gift passed on at home, Pope tells parents at baptism

Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis.