Wednesday, October 22, 2014

B.C. Seniors Advocate addresses health and housing issues

Isobel Mackenzie gives presentation on International Day of Older Persons
B.C. seniors advocate Isobel Mackenzie (left), listens to the concerns of Sister Edna Walsh, SC(H), Oct. 1. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
The voice for seniors in B.C. shared her goals and fielded questions about improving care for the elderly during a visit to Vancouver. "We need to raise the level of expectation in our acute care for seniors in the hospital for their recovery," said Isobel Mackenzie. The B.C. Seniors Advocate was addressing more than 100 people on the International Day of Older Persons, Oct. 1. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Why the bishop of Dallas sheltered a family on Ebola watch
Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell answers questions from media Oct. 20 about what will happen to the diocese's building in South Dallas where Ebola victim Thomas Duncan's financee and her family were quarantined. The bishop's news conference coincided with the lifting of the 21-day quarantine for nearly four dozen people being screened for the Ebola virus, with none showing any signs of the disease. CNS photo / courtesy The Texas Catholic.
When a Texas family feared to have contracted the Ebola virus was recently placed under quarantine, they found refuge from Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas, who offered them shelter in the name of Christ.  For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Supreme Court hearing on assisted suicide 'surrealistic,' says Quebec surgeon
Catholic Civil Rights League President Phil Horgan at the Supreme Court Oct. 15 for the Carter Case. Deborah Gyapong / CCN.
An orthopedic surgeon who observed the Supreme Court of Canada hearing on assisted suicide Oct. 15 described the experience as "surrealistic." A lawyer called it an exercise in "creating by-laws for the Culture of Death." Another lawyer warned of a "body count‚" if the ban on assisted suicide and euthanasia is removed.  For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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