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As tens of thousands of people – many of them young men and women – descend upon Washington on Friday, January 27, 2017 for the annual “March for Life,” it is good for us to stop and reflect upon what we do as individuals and as a community to stand up for life. The theme ...read more
CCCB Plenary Assembly 2016 The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) will hold its annual Plenary Assembly on September 26th to the 30th, 2016, at the Nav Canada Centre, Cornwall, Ontario, in the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall. Salt + Light Television will broadcast events live online and on television with selected repeats throughout the day. Here’s ...read more
By now you may have heard of Bill C-14. It is the bill that regulates medically assisted dying in Canada. This bill will affect all of us, but in a special way, it will affect our medical practitioners, many who argue the restrictions are not adequate. The issue is complicated further by the fact that ...read more
Today on Perspectives: There is now a law regulating euthanasia in Canada. Cardinal Thomas Collins offers some thoughts on what comes next. One Canadian bishop spent 36 hours experiencing life as a homeless person, and this week’s saint is St. Aloysius Gonzaga, SJ. ...read more
CNS photo/Art Babych Euthanasia comes to Canada  “There are two ways, the way to life and the way to death, and there is a great difference between them.” These wise words from an ancient Christian writer come to mind as we mark Parliament’s enactment of the law implementing the Supreme Court’s decision on euthanasia and assisted suicide, which ...read more
That’s the title of a new film that just opened last weekend to mixed reviews. It stars Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin in a romance with a bit of a twist. Clarke plays Louisa “Lou” Clark, who takes a job as the caregiver to Will Traynor (Claflin), a former daredevil who is now a quadriplegic ...read more