The Catholic Women's League of Canada Edmonton Diocesan Council
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.
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