Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

Health Care funds disabled dad’s assisted suicide Comments 0

Monday, August 19th, 2019

A Canadian father who could not received ongoing financial support for his costly healthcare has died following a medically assisted suicide. Sean Tagert, 41, who suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) agreed to having his life ended after years of struggle to find adequate care. His illness robbed him of the ability to move his Read more

Over 2,613 people in Canada euthanased in 10 months Comments 0

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Over one percent (2,613 people) of all deaths last year in Canada were the result of euthanasia, a new government report has revealed. The Fourth Interim Report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada, released this month by Health Canada, showed that from January to October of 2018, a total of 2,613 people in Canada Read more

9,000 religious venues will be lost by 2020 Comments 0

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

In Canada alone, 9,000 religious venues will be lost by 2020. The National Trust for Canada says this amounts to one-third of faith-based buildings. Their imminent closure is a result of funding shortfalls. Read more Related Posts:Sister Beverley Grounds never lost her grounding in faith9 Catholic churches in Canada to shut doorsAmpleforth Abbey: School’s welfare…Signed Read more

Canada laying groundwork for child euthanasia Comments 0

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
child euthanasia

Euthanasia was authorised by Canada’s Supreme Court in June 2016. It was a controversial decision and the controversy is far from over. Three issues were left hanging: euthanasia for “mature minors”, euthanasia for people with mental illness, and advance directives for euthanasia. The government asked the Council of Canadian Academies to produce a report on Read more

Children assisted to die without parental consent Comments 0

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Toronto’s Sick-Children’s hospital (Sick Kids) has published policies and procedures for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) that include scenarios where parents aren’t informed until after their child dies. The article by Sick Children’s doctors, administrators and ethicists and backed by the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics was published last month in British Medical Read more

Marijuana use is a sin regardless of legality Comments 0

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Marijuana will become legal in Canada in October, but using it will remain a sin, Canada’s bishops say. It “violates the virtue of temperance” and should be avoided unless being used for medicinal purposes. “The virtue … ‘disposes us to avoid every kind of excess: the abuse of food, alcohol, tobacco or medicine,’” Frank Leo, Read more

No papal apology for Canadian First Nations People Comments 0

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Survivors of a Canadian system that forced generations of indigenous children into mainly Catholic-run boarding schools won’t be getting an apology from Pope Francis. The Canadian Council of Bishops (CCB) said last week “after carefully considering the request” for an apology, Francis “felt that he could not personally respond”. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expressed Read more

Sex-education curriculum includes marital rape Comments 0

Monday, October 30th, 2017

A Catholic sex-education curriculum that questions the importance of “sexual consent” in marriage is causing a row in Canada. The curriculum, which is being developed for students from kindergarten to Grade 12 in Alberta, Canada, is being rejected by the province’s Premier Rachel Notley. Describing the curriculum as “dangerous”, Notley says it “will never be Read more

Church apology to indigenous Canadians needed Comments 0

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

An apology from the Catholic Church to indigenous Canadians is important, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Pope Francis in an audience this week. There is much to apologise to Canada’s indigenous community for, Trudeau indicated. He told Francis about a third (150,000) of indigenous Canadians were forcibly removed from their families  and put into residential Read more

No anointing for people planning assisted suicide: Prelate Comments 0

Friday, February 26th, 2016

A Canadian archbishop has said that priests should not give the sacrament of anointing of the sick to a person who is intending to die by assisted suicide. Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa said it is inappropriate for a person intent on assisted suicide to request this sacrament. “Asking your priest to be present to Read more