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The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) has released on its website a statement following the approval of Bill C-14. COLF states that "our voices must continue to resound not only with a clear ...
Wednesday, June 29 2016
2. Bill C-14: statements and letters by the Dioceses and Eparchies
(Media Releases/Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - Français)
-Archdiocese of Toronto https://www.archtoronto.org/media-centre/news-archive/chancery-news/cardinal-thomas-collins-euthanasia-assisted-suicide-legislation-april-2016 -Archdiocese of Québec Message from ...
Thursday, May 19 2016
3. Links to specific resources from the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF)
(Media Releases/Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - Français)
COLF writes to Members of Parliament on Bill C-277 for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada (December 8, 2016) COLF Reaction to legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide ...
Friday, April 22 2016
4. Other statements by Bishops or Regional Episcopal Assemblies
(Media Releases/Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - Français)
... euthanasia presented as “medical aid in dying” (PDF) (January 23, 2014) Special invitation by the Assembly of Québec Catholic Bishops for the World Day of the Sick, February 11, 2014(PDF) (January 27, ...
Friday, April 22 2016
5. Campaigns against Physician-Assisted Suicide
(Media Releases/Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - Français)
... a bilingual information campaign for palliative care, and against euthanasia and assisted suicide. It was launched by the Catholic Organization for Life and Family in cooperation with the Canadian Conference ...
Friday, April 22 2016
6. Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
(Media Releases/Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - Français)
Updates on euthanasia and assisted suicide -Campaigns against Physician-Assisted Suicide -CCCB statements -Other statements by Bishops or Regional Episcopal Assemblies -Bill C-14: statements ...
Thursday, April 07 2016
Following the release on February 25, 2016, of the report Medical Assistance in Dying: A Patient-Centred Approach, by the Special Joint Committee of the Government of Canada on Physician-Assisted Dying, ...
Monday, March 07 2016
8. Interventions by Bishops against Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
(Announcements/Announcements - Français)
... which our country is facing. Will we prefer palliative and home care, or assisted suicide and euthanasia?" These are the links to the interventions to date: Speaking notes by Cardinal Thomas Collins, ...
Monday, February 22 2016
The Catholic Bishops of Alberta marked the 2016 World Day of the Sick, February 11, with a statement concerning proposals to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia, as well as a call for extensive consultation ...
Thursday, February 11 2016
10. Message for Lent 2016 - ‘I have set before you life and death’
(Official Texts/Public Statements - Français)
... not surprising. Children as well as incapacitated adults are being euthanized in the handful of other countries where assisted suicide and euthanasia are now legal. Throughout the Church's funeral rite, ...
Wednesday, February 10 2016
... points out recent statements and letters that highlight the position of the Church on physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia which he indicates is "a life and death issue": the Submission by the President ...
Friday, January 29 2016
This past October 29, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) launched a joint Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. The sponsoring signatories ...
Wednesday, January 13 2016
... euthanasia and assisted suicide. The Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide has been endorsed by over 30 Christian denominations together with over 20 Jewish and Muslim leaders from across Canada. ...
Thursday, October 29 2015
... annual meeting, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) issued a statement on the issue of assisted suicide and euthanasia and on the urgent need for better access to palliative care. In their ...
Saturday, September 19 2015
... Catholic Bishops PDF Version Updates on euthanasia and assisted suicide   ...
Friday, May 22 2015
... and Home Care, and against Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. The campaign's theme is "Life-Giving Love". A special website is dedicated to the campaign. The Catholic Bishops of Canada have repeatedly ...
Friday, October 03 2014
... Care, and against Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. COLF will offer resources which will be available at no cost on a new Website to be dedicated exclusively to the national campaign. The resources will ...
Wednesday, September 17 2014
Since the beginning of 2014, the new section regarding the current debate on euthanasia and assisted suicide on the Life and Family webpage of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has been ...
Friday, February 14 2014
In view of the current debate on euthanasia and assisted suicide, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has posted a new section on its Life and Family webpage. The purpose is to help make ...
Thursday, October 24 2013
20. Voices in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada question Bill 52
(Announcements/Announcements - Français)
... Quebec government’s Bill 52, “An Act respecting end-of-life care”. Among these are the Physicians’ Alliance for Total Refusal of Euthanasia, the Living with Dignity network, the Quebec Rally against Euthanasia, ...
Friday, June 14 2013
The Metropolitan Archbishop of Vancouver, the Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, C.S.B., has issued a statement (in English only), on June 16, 2012, which can be found on the website of the Archdiocese of ...
Tuesday, June 19 2012
22. National Pastoral Initiative for Life and Family
(Church in Canada and World/Life and Family - Français)
... and Life Materials and activities proposed by Dioceses and Church organizations Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) Updates on euthanasia and assisted suicide  ...
Thursday, March 01 2012
23. Seventh annual COLF Seminar: Euthanasia and assisted suicide pose great ethical challenges
(Archives: Media Releases/Media Releases 2006 - Français)
... Schadenberg, Executive Director of the "Euthanasia Prevention Coalition", and Suzanne Philips-Nootens, Vice-Dean of Research and Higher Education and Director of the Law and Health Policy Programs ...
Monday, March 27 2006
... the Government of Ontario to enshrine into law the protection of conscience rights for health-care practitioners in Ontario who refuse to participate in the administering of euthanasia. The open letter ...
Monday, March 27 2017
... the implementation of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide and promoting good quality and accessible palliative and home care.  ...
Friday, February 17 2017
... had an opportunity to reflect on the Encyclical Laudato Sí and continue their discernment on the pastoral response to assisted suicide and euthanasia, including approaches by Catholic pastors and pastoral ...
Wednesday, September 28 2016
... Bishops reflected on the impact of Bill C-14 which legalized assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada. His Eminence Willem Cardinal Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht, Holland, gave a reflection on the social ...
Tuesday, September 27 2016
28. MESSAGE OF WELCOME TO THE 2016 PLENARY ASSEMBLY BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE CCCB
(Annual Plenary Assemblies/Plenary Assembly 2016)
... allure of euthanasia and assisted suicide; ecclesial relations among the Indigenous People; the growing popularity of "transgenderism", and the enduring scandal and pain of Christian disunity. Each concern ...
Monday, September 26 2016
29. 2016 CCCB Plenary Assembly: live broadcasts from Salt and Light TV
(Annual Plenary Assemblies/Plenary Assembly 2016)
... Douglas Crosby, O.M.I. • 2:00 pm Impact of legalized assisted suicide and euthanasia in Holland and beyond - Guest speaker: His Eminence Willem Cardinal Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht, Holland • 3:15 pm Episcopal ...
Monday, September 12 2016
30. 2016 CCCB PLENARY ASSEMBLY
(Annual Plenary Assemblies/Plenary Assembly 2016)
... legalized assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada. The guest speaker for this reflection will be His Eminence Willem Cardinal Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht, Holland, a moral theologian, medical ethicist ...
Wednesday, August 31 2016
The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) has released on its website a statement following the approval of Bill C-14. COLF states that "our voices must continue to resound not only with a clear ...
Wednesday, June 29 2016
The recent approval of Bill C-14, which legalizes euthanasia and assisted suicide in our country, stands as an appalling landmark decision to the utter failure of government, and indeed all society, to ...
Monday, June 27 2016
... Catholic Church on euthanasia and assisted suicide. In his letter, entitled "'Assistance in Dying': No Deadline for Dignity", he issues a general challenge: "You surely know someone who recognizes that ...
Thursday, June 02 2016
34. Bill C-14: statements and letters by the Dioceses and Eparchies
(Media Releases/Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide)
-Archdiocese of Toronto https://www.archtoronto.org/media-centre/news-archive/chancery-news/cardinal-thomas-collins-euthanasia-assisted-suicide-legislation-april-2016 -Archdiocese of Québec Message from ...
Thursday, May 19 2016
... assisted suicide or euthanasia. This is based on the unchanging teaching of our Church, derived from the teaching of Christ himself, that these practices are always inherently wrong (cf. Catechism of the ...
Tuesday, May 03 2016
The webpage of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) on euthanasia and assisted suicide has been revamped to be more accessible and facilitate research. In addition, a link from the CCCB website's ...
Tuesday, April 26 2016
37. Links to various articles in the media
(Media Releases/Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide)
Help to die? Careful what you ask for - Lysiane Gagnon, The Globe and Mail, October 9, 2013 Globe and Mail has online poll on assisted suicide Quebec National Assembly approves euthanasia Bill-52 ...
Friday, April 22 2016
38. Links to other sources
(Media Releases/Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide)
Quebec government hearings on euthanasia Bill 52: Links to briefs from:Physicians for the Total Refusal of Euthanasia and Vivre dans la Dignité Euthanasia Symposium 2013, Renaissance Marriott ...
Friday, April 22 2016
COLF writes to Members of Parliament on Bill C-277 for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada (December 8, 2016) COLF Reaction to legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide ...
Friday, April 22 2016
40. Other statements by Bishops or Regional Episcopal Assemblies
(Media Releases/Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide)
... euthanasia presented as “medical aid in dying” (PDF) (January 23, 2014) Special invitation by the Assembly of Québec Catholic Bishops for the World Day of the Sick, February 11, 2014(PDF) (January 27, ...
Friday, April 22 2016
41. CCCB statements
(Media Releases/Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide)
...  Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders in Canada call on the new Government to focus on palliative care instead of euthanasia and assisted suicide (October 29, 2015) CCCB President requests invitation ...
Friday, April 22 2016
42. Campaigns against Physician-Assisted Suicide
(Media Releases/Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide)
... a bilingual information campaign for palliative care, and against euthanasia and assisted suicide. It was launched by the Catholic Organization for Life and Family in cooperation with the Canadian Conference ...
Friday, April 22 2016
In view of the draft federal legislation on euthanasia and assisted suicide that was tabled in the House of Commons on April 14, 2016, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is working in close ...
Wednesday, April 20 2016
... Army and Jewish communities, as well as a hematologist - oncologist from the Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur, Montreal, expressed their opposition to euthanasia and assisted suicide, and their concerns regarding ...
Tuesday, April 19 2016
45. Statement on Bill C-14 by the CCCB
(Official Texts/Public Statements)
... responds to the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in early 2015, will make euthanasia and assisted suicide legal and more accessible in our entire country. The Supreme Court decision and current ...
Thursday, April 14 2016
... facilities are reminded of the moral duty of conscientious objection. Similarly, the Church not only feels the urgency to assert the right to a natural death, without aggressive treatment and euthanasia', ...
Friday, April 08 2016
47. Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
(Media Releases/Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide)
Updates on euthanasia and assisted suicide -Campaigns against Physician-Assisted Suicide -CCCB statements -Other statements by Bishops or Regional Episcopal Assemblies -Bill C-14: statements ...
Thursday, April 07 2016
Following the release on February 25, 2016, of the report Medical Assistance in Dying: A Patient-Centred Approach, by the Special Joint Committee of the Government of Canada on Physician-Assisted Dying, ...
Monday, March 07 2016
... and many of other faiths or of no faith, I urge you to inform your elected officials why euthanasia, assisted suicide and the above recommendations are completely unacceptable. (Most Rev.) Douglas Crosby, ...
Friday, February 26 2016
... which our country is facing. Will we prefer palliative and home care, or assisted suicide and euthanasia?" These are the links to the interventions to date: Speaking notes by Cardinal Thomas Collins, ...
Monday, February 22 2016
The Catholic Bishops of Alberta marked the 2016 World Day of the Sick, February 11, with a statement concerning proposals to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia, as well as a call for extensive consultation ...
Thursday, February 11 2016
... not surprising. Children as well as incapacitated adults are being euthanized in the handful of other countries where assisted suicide and euthanasia are now legal. Throughout the Church's funeral rite, ...
Wednesday, February 10 2016
... points out recent statements and letters that highlight the position of the Church on physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia which he indicates is "a life and death issue": the Submission by the President ...
Friday, January 29 2016
This past October 29, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) launched a joint Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. The sponsoring signatories ...
Wednesday, January 13 2016
55. CCCB Delegation in Rome for the Conference’s Annual Visit
(Archives: Media Releases/Media Releases 2015)
... catechesis and evangelization, as well as on current ethical and moral discussions on key life issues, particularly euthanasia and assisted suicide. The Canadian delegation will also convey to Pope Francis ...
Monday, November 30 2015
... the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Link to the letter (PDF)  ...
Wednesday, November 04 2015
... euthanasia and assisted suicide. The Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide has been endorsed by over 30 Christian denominations together with over 20 Jewish and Muslim leaders from across Canada. ...
Thursday, October 29 2015
58. Media report 2015 Plenary Assembly statement on assisted suicide
(Annual Plenary Assemblies/Plenary Assembly 2015)
During their 2015 annual Plenary Assembly, the Bishops of Canada issued a statement on assisted suicide and euthanasia and on the urgent need for better access to palliative, long-term and home care. The ...
Wednesday, September 23 2015
... annual meeting, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) issued a statement on the issue of assisted suicide and euthanasia and on the urgent need for better access to palliative care. In ...
Saturday, September 19 2015
... of the meeting, the Bishops received the President's annual report and reflected on the issue of assisted suicide and euthanasia, as well as on the Calls to Action issued earlier this year by the Truth ...
Monday, September 14 2015
61. MESSAGE OF WELCOME TO THE 2015 PLENARY ASSEMBLY BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE CCCB
(Annual Plenary Assemblies/Plenary Assembly 2015)
... of hope, the recent Supreme Court decision to strike down the articles in the Criminal Code that prohibited active euthanasia and assisted suicide is for us a deep cause of worry and concern. The millennial ...
Monday, September 14 2015
... Although not exhaustive, the issues raised concern the disappearance of indigenous women, euthanasia, the welcoming of refugees, temporary foreign workers, income disparity, unemployment among Aboriginal ...
Thursday, September 03 2015
63. 2015 CCCB PLENARY ASSEMBLY
(Annual Plenary Assemblies/Plenary Assembly 2015)
... discussed are the current debate in Canada on the issue of assisted suicide and euthanasia, as well as the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Episcopal Commission for Doctrine and the ...
Wednesday, August 26 2015
64. Consultation on euthanasia
(Announcements/Announcements)
On July 17, 2015, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay, and Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, announced the establishment of an External Panel of experts who will consult ...
Friday, July 31 2015
... Catholic Bishops PDF Version Updates on euthanasia and assisted suicide   ...
Friday, May 22 2015
66. 2015 National Week for Life and the Family
(Church in Canada and World/Life and Family)
... • An outline by the Catholic Organization for Life and Family of "Quick Answers to Common Arguments" on euthanasia and assisted suicide • An article by Advokate Life & Education Services, "The Truth ...
Wednesday, April 29 2015
... resisting any calls to go beyond this to so-called acts of "mercy killing" and euthanasia. We again call on provincial and territorial governments to ensure good-quality palliative care in all their jurisdictions. ...
Friday, February 06 2015
Recently, the Pontifical Academy for Life published on its website an article on the national Campaign for Palliative and Home Care, and against Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, by the Catholic Organization ...
Tuesday, November 25 2014
... and Home Care, and against Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. The campaign's theme is "Life-Giving Love". A special website is dedicated to the campaign. The Catholic Bishops of Canada have repeatedly ...
Friday, October 03 2014
... Care, and against Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. COLF will offer resources which will be available at no cost on a new Website to be dedicated exclusively to the national campaign. The resources will ...
Wednesday, September 17 2014
... of Quebec not to proceed with the adoption of Bill 52 and the legalization of euthanasia. Link to Archbishop Fournier's Message (in French only)  ...
Wednesday, May 28 2014
... assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada. The guest speaker for this reflection will be His Eminence Willem Cardinal Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht, Holland, a moral theologian, medical ethicist and physician ...
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