A new phase of human killing is about to begin where
doctor and executioner merge into one. Like
Alice in Wonderland, Canada is about to jump down a dark rabbit-hole; where it
ends nobody knows.
The rabbit-hole is very deep – more like
an abyss really. I fear it
will take society places it should not go. The
ominous implications of Canada’s plunge into physician assisted suicide are
truly frightening for people like me who are incurably ill and disabled.
As with abortion, the blessed Catholic
Church is once again standing in the gap between life and death trying to
defend the most vulnerable of humanity. And as with abortion, the Catholic
Church will face the ire of the liberal secular press and rampant nihilism.
personal autonomy has replaced interdependent community. Individualism and the mantra of “choice” have
replaced the Common Good. The Church is decried as being out of step with the
times. But the times are out of step with the history of western Christian
civilization, Common Law spanning centuries, and the higher truth of natural
law that has always existed regardless of what any court or legislature may
Throughout more than two millennia, the
Catholic Church has shone the true spiritual and moral light of Christ into
dark times. But humanity often refuses to come into the light. Jesus said that
“the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light,
because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and
does not come into light, lest his deeds should be exposed.” (John 3.19-21.) I
believe this is why the Catholic Church has been hated.
Despite intensifying opposition it still
brings the truth of God to the world. We should not be surprised at the
increasing hatred and opposition shown toward the Catholic Church and Her
ministries. Remember, the world first hated Christ. We should expect no
different. It is like a benchmark showing we are aligned with Christ and not
Again, Jesus said, “But he who does the
truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have
been done in God.” The teachings of the Catholic Church reflect the truth of
Christ which is the essence of abundant life not only in eternity but also begins
in the present.
An anti-Catholic column recently appeared
in the Edmonton
Journal under the
title: “If Covenant Health won’t obey law, it shouldn’t get public funds to run
public hospitals.” Columnist Paula
Simons, acknowledged that Covenant Care operates 23 hospital and nursing homes
in Alberta, has two major active treatment hospitals and in Edmonton and
provides 90 per cent of the total palliative care beds in the Edmonton region.
She then stated that if Covenant Care refuses to provide abortions or physician
assisted suicide then they be cut off from receiving provincial health care
The fact is that Catholic hospitals will
never provide abortions or assist in suicides. Simons does not seem to understand that
Catholicism is rooted in ancient Scriptures and tradition and Christian morals
dating back 2,000 years ― centuries before the Canadian Supreme Court or Canada
existed. Catholic institutions will not kill for money or threats to withhold
In her column, Simons does not explain
how the province would make up the massive shortfall in medical care if
Covenant Care had to fold or if the Catholic Church was forced out of health
Simons said that not providing assisted
suicide to suicidal sick or disabled people is “cruel”.
No it’s not. I am incurably ill and disabled.
I need to know there are Catholic healthcare facilities that will always hold
up my innate value, even if I have ceased to believe in my own value. I need to
know there are people who will not listen to a death wish I might express when
I am at my lowest point and euthanize me.
My family can rest assured that my life in
the care of Covenant Care is protected and safe, regardless of what any court
may decree. That assurance is priceless!
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