Pastoral letter on assisted suicide

Pastoral letter on assisted suicide

As our Canadian government concludes consultation on the expansion of legislation for medical assistance in dying, the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and Northwest Territories have provided thoughtful reflection on Catholic teaching regarding respect for life and our responsibility to remain faithful to God’s will. All of us will need support at the time of our dying, they write, but assistance to hasten our death, the willful termination of a human life, is a very different matter. The letter offers words of encouragement on preparing for a holy death, and also calls on Catholics to contact their MPs to oppose any expansion of the current law and advocate instead for more access to palliative care.

Please read the attached letter on euthanasia and assisted suicide from the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and Northwest Territories.

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