“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Friday, July 1, 2016


Boston State House
Eighteen years ago, I spoke before a senate judiciary committee of the Massachusetts state legislature as they considered an assisted suicide bill. I warned the senators that legalizing assisted suicide would put in peril the lives of people with severe disabilities. 
The senators were stunned that a disabled man from western Canada would travel thousands of miles to Boston to appear before them. Happily, the bill was later defeated and assisted suicide remains illegal in Massachusetts to this day. 
Me addressing a Fall River MA
conference. Notice sitting beside me
 was Bishop Sean O'Malley, later to
become Cardinal and Archbishop of Boston
After hearing my testimony before the senators, the Respect Life office of the Catholic diocese of Fall River, MA, asked me back to Massachusetts to appear at their annual conference. As you can see from the photograph, I was still able to stand with the aid of a cane. A scooter was also used to move about because walking was getting difficult.
 (MS is degenerative.)                                  

I had no idea then that within 20 years assisted suicide would come to my own country. 

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