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By now I’m sure you’ve heard about Alfie Evans – the 23-month-old British boy who was removed from life support last week. Let me begin by saying that most of us were not in that Liverpool hospital for the year or so that Alfie was on a ventilator and receiving care. Most of us do ...read more
Pope Francis greets victims of violence outside the Vatican nunciature in Bogota, Colombia, Sept. 8. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano) Some of the most moving encounters that the Holy Father had in Colombia went mostly under-reported. Some of these took place each evening at the Apostolic Nunciature in Bogotá, where he was staying. At the gathering with ...read more
Public Dialogue and Intimate Conversations By Sr. Nuala Kenny, SC, OC, MD, FRCP “We need Christians who make God’s mercy and tenderness for every creature visible today…the crisis of modern man is profound. That is why the New Evangelization while it calls us to have the courage to swim against the tide…cannot but use a ...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
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