On the death of Dr. Henry Morgentaler, we offer sympathy to his family and friends. We echo the message issued this morning by the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops:
"Recognizing that they have lost a loved one, I wish to express to Dr. Henry Morgentaler's family the condolences of the Catholic Bishops of Canada.
Every human life is sacred and deserves our care and protection.
As Catholics, we mourn the loss of each life, in particular of those who die in the womb, and pray to God to be merciful to all who die. May Our Lord help us all to find the best ways to aid those who are suffering and in need."
Archbishop of Edmonton
President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops May 30, 2013
Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation continues to be a living witness to life as it supports education and advocacy efforts to restore respect for the dignity and sanctity of human life through all of our media platforms.
You may wish to revisit these Salt and Light blog links regarding the awarding of the Order of Canada to Dr. Morgentaler:
Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB
CEO, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation
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