The Catholic Women's League of Canada Edmonton Diocesan Council
Ladies, a most urgent request for a simple action that will take a pittance of your time on an extremely timely and critical issue.
On November 30th, Nancy Simms, Life Member and National Chairperson of Legislation, has initiated an online petition to amend the Canada Health Act . As per national resolution 2016.05, she has initiated an online petition to urge the federal government to amend the Canada Health Act to include home care as an insured health service. The national executive asks all members to sign the petition here.
There is a deadline by which you need to take action in signing this petition. This e-673 petition is open for signature until
March 28, 2017, at 3:18 p.m. (EDT)
Please urge as many people as possible to add their online voice to this most urgent matter - if our government is willing to make physician assisted killing available to every Canadian as a right, then they need to step up to the plate and ensure this service for those who value life until its natural end. Let us leave no stone unturned, no member unaware of this critical yet so simple action to be taken in support of ensuring that we all have a right to home care as an insured health service. Let our voices be heard in support of dignity and respect for life.
Sr. Susan Scott
Edmonton Diocesan Communications Chair
The Art of Dying WellWhat do we mean when we talk about 'dying well'? This is one of life's greatest questions. The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have launched an excellent new website that explores some of the biggest questions and ideas around death, including what the Church teaches. The website - www.artofdyingwell.org - also includes a guide to the rituals available for Catholics as they prepare for death. Such rites, along with prayers for the dying, are explained using an animated fictional story about a family facing death and bereavement, narrated by English actress Vanessa Redgrave:
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