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Plenary 2014-10

Webpage of the Assembly of Québec Catholic Bishops on the Quebec government’s Bill 52, “An Act respecting end-of-life care” (In French only)

Bishops of Quebec issue statement opposing Bill 52 and 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, 2014)

Prayers of the Faithful which are inspired by what the Bishops of Quebec have said on Bill 52 (PDF) (January 27, 2014))

Fragility and Value of Life by Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal (February 6, 2014)

Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver supports Private Member's Motion M-456 on palliative care (March 11, 2014)

Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton issues statement in support of Private Member’s Motion M-456, calling for national end-of-life strategy (May 7, 2014)

Declaration by AECQ President on Quebec and euthanasia(May 13, 2014)

Message from the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops on Bill 52 (May 27, 2014)

Bill 52: An appeal to conscience by Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal (May 28, 2014)

Statement from the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops following the adoption of the Bill 52 concerning end-of-life care (June 6, 2014) 

Court ruling in assisted suicide case disappointing, says Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton (February 10, 2015)

Speaking notes by Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, of presentation before the Special Joint Committee (February 3, 2016)

Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Alberta (February 11, 2016)

Statement from Cardinal Thomas Collins, Arcbishop of Toronto, concerning Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide (March 1, 2016) - Video Version

Letter by the Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, C.S.B., Archbishop of Vancouver, to the Premier of British Columbia, The Honourable Christy Clark, and to the Members of Parliament for the local ridings in the Archdiocese of Vancouver

Letter by the Most Reverend André Gazaille, Bishop of Nicolet, to the Members of Parliament for the local ridings in the Diocese of Nicolet (in French only) (February 16 , 2016)

Letter by the Most Reverend Gilles Lemay, Bishop of Amos, to the Members of Parliament for the local ridings in the Diocese of Amos (in French only) (February 15, 2016)

Letter by the Most Reverend Gerard P. Bergie, Bishop of St. Catharines, to the Members of Parliament for the local ridings in the Diocese of St. Catharines (February 10, 2016)

Letter by the Most Reverend Clément Fecteau, Bishop Emeritus of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, to the Member of Parliament for Bellechasse, Les Etchemins and Lévis, Mr. Steven Blaney (in French only) (February 8, 2016)

Letter by the Most Reverend Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, to the Members of Parliament for the local ridings in the Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil (in French only) (February 29, 2016)

Letter by the Most Reverend Peter Hundt, Bishop of Corner Brook and Labrador, to the Members of Parliament for the local ridings in the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador (February 25, 2016)

Letter by the Most Reverend Claude Champagne, O.M.I., Bishop of Edmundston, to the Member of Parliament for Madawaska / Restigouche, Mr. René Arseneault (in French only) (February 9, 2016)

Letter by the Most Reverend Luc Bouchard, Bishop of Trois-Rivières, to the Federal and Provincial MPs for the local ridings in the Diocese of Trois-Rivières (in French only) (January 26, 2016)

Letter by the Most Reverend Brendan M. O'Brien, Archbishop of Kingston, to the Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, Mr. Mark Gerretsen (February 26, 2016)

Letter by the Most Reverend Ronald Peter Fabbro, C.S.B., Bishop of London, to the Members of Parliament for the local ridings in the Diocese of London (February 18, 2016)

Every Life Matters: an Invitation from the Most Reverend Richard Smith, Archbishop of Edmonton (video invitation) + News release on the conversation sessions (April 3-13, 2016) 

Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan on the Legalization of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia (March 18, 2016)

Bishops of Alberta file submission to AB gov't on physician assisted death (PDF) (March 24, 2016)

An Urgent Call to Action from Bishop Ronald Peter Fabbro of London on Physician Assisted Suicide (March 28, 2016)

Collaborating Towards A Compassionate Society - By Bishop Frederick B. Henry of Calgary (April 1, 2016) 

Letter by the Most Reverend David J. Monroe, Bishop of Kamloops. (April 2016)

Statement by Cardinal Collins on Passing of Euthanasia Bill C-14 (June 20, 2016)

Vancouver Archbishop calls for palliative care and conscience protection (July 4, 2016)

Archbishop's Miller letter to all hospitals and Catholic health-care institutions (August 11, 2016)

The Catholic Bishops of Alberta and Northwest Territories - Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons & Families Considering or Opting for Death by Assisted Suicide or Euthanasia: A Vademecum for Priests and Parishes (September 14, 2016)

Dying with Dignity, Message by the Most Reverend Frederick Henry, Bishop of Calgary (November 4, 2016)

Atlantic Bishops Pastoral Letter on Medical Assisted in Dying (November 27, 2016) 

Texts by the Bishops of Saskatchewan regarding physician assisted suicide and euthanasia (February 6, 2017)

Last Updated on Wednesday, May 03 2017  
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