The Catholic Women's League of Canada Edmonton Diocesan Council
PRAYERS URGENTLY NEEDED!!
This email is to request prayers for our national delegations’ meeting with ministers of the federal government from
Nov. 28 – 30th. The delegation consists of our president, Margaret Ann Jacobs, president-elect, Anne-Marie Gorman, resolutions chair, Joan Bona and myself as legislation chair. Please pray that we may have the courage to speak with the knowledge and candour that is needed and that all we meet with may have on open mind and heart to discuss the issues. (If only but to plant a seed.)
The power of prayer is awesome!
National Chairperson of Legislation
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - Medical doctor, renown ethicist, professor, and Sister of Charity of Halifax, Sr. Nuala Kenny is deeply concerned with new law allowing euthanasia and doctor assisted death in Canada. When life is not respected, should we be surprised that other rights will sooner or later be threatened? Aging populations, especially in the west, and resulting smaller workforces are now creating a market push towards euthanasia. As St. John Paul II wrote: “a right to die will inevitably give way to the duty to die.” Death has been professionalized, technologized, depersonalized and dehumanized. Facing those realities makes euthanasia seem an attractive option and easier to introduce and accept. The moral dimension is absent. As Catholic Christians we are deeply committed to the protection of life from its earliest moments to its final moments. When people today speak about a “good death,” they usually refer to an attempt to control the end of one’s life, even through physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia. The Christian notion of a good death, however, is death not as a good end, but a good transition, that requires faith, proper acceptance and readiness. The dimension of the Paschal mystery of suffering, death and resurrection has been absent from our end of life conversation and discussion.
Join Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB and Sr. Nuala Kenny for a wide ranging interview on the this new law which will have serious effects not only on Canadian Catholics but on the medical profession, on people of all faiths and walks of life and on the moral fabric of our society.
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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