Friday, February 6, 2015

Prohibition against physician-assisted suicide struck down

Prohibition against physician-assisted suicide struck down
John Peyton and his wife, Patricia, are surrounded by family members at their home in Seattle in July 2008. John, like Gloria Taylor, the subject of the Supreme Court's case, has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, CNS photo / Mike Penney.
In a unanimous decision in Lee Carter et al. Feb. 6, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the criminal code provisions against physician assisted suicide (PAS). For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Father Darrin Gurr gives comprehensive lecture on stewardship at Star of the Sea
Father Joseph Nguyen, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, sits with his former parishioners at Our Lady of Mercy Parish at the Stewarding God's Gifts conference Jan. 24. Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic.
A Winnipeg priest offered Catholics of the Vancouver archdiocese the key to changing the world with one word: stewardship. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Tech-savvy Pope shares laughter, advice, with special-needs kids
Pope Francis video-chats with a Salvadoran student in the gang-infested neighbourhood of La Campanera, San Salvador, during his first Google Hangout in September. The Pope said all of society needs to help children and young people who are homeless, exploited, victims of violence, or without any prospects. CNS photo / Jose Cabezas, Reuters.
Pope Francis virtually joined seven young people with disabilities and special needs in his second Google Hangout as Pontiff, sharing jokes, advice, and encouragement. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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