Whoever finds me finds life,
and wins favor from the Lord.
But whoever fails to find me harms himself.
All who hate me seek death.
Proverbs 8: 35-6
Euthanasia?… Should I?
The Word of God, the Holy Father, and Our Bishops Speak.
The Pope Took Her in His Arms
Consuelo Cordoba was determined to die. Her face was disfigured after a vicious attack; she had undergone surgery a hundred times. Yet for over 16 years she had great courage and helped other victims of violence.
Then a brain ailment led her to wish to die “to put an end to suffering.” Euthanasia was scheduled for Sept. 29, 2017. Nevertheless, she wanted to receive the Pope’s blessing first to “be able to rest in peace.” She was able to contact Pope Francis during his visit to Columbia.
“And then he saw me and made a sign to me, like this,” she said, her left arm reaching forward.
“I said to myself: ‘Thank you God, because he is coming for me.’” The Pope took her in his arms and blessed her, putting his right hand on her head and convinced her to continue to live.
It was difficult for her to speak, her head covered with a mask, her left eye bandaged. But her right eye was beaming bright with new hope and determination to live for God, until he called her home by a natural death.
Christ our Pascha: Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church – #910
Sometimes because of prolonged and unbearable pain, people may ask for death for themselves or for another. However, such pleas for death are not always a manifestation of a true desire for assisted suicide or euthanasia. In reality the gravely ill person needs love, attention, prayer and spiritual support. Those who are close to the infirm—parents, children, family members, friends and also doctors, nurses, clergy and other members of the church community are called to surround the infirm with such care.
“Remaining True to Christ, Now and at the Hour of Our Death”
One Small Step: Families Coming Together to Effect Change in the Pro-Life Movement
WHEN: April 3-4, 2020
WHERE: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Martensville, SK
Cost: Adults $50 – Students: $25 – Kids 10 & Under: FREE
(Free Child Care for Children Ages 1-12)
Equipping families, couples, and individuals to take small steps for the Culture of Life through a family-friendly Friday Night Gala and Saturday Conference.
Call (306) 992-6941 or visit saskprolife.com/convention
- 40 Hours for Life: Wednesday Feb 26, 2020, 4:30 PM- Sun, April 5, 2020 5:30 PM
Come as many days as you are able and stand in witness to pray for the protection of life.
Regina General Hospital, 1440 – 14th Ave., Regina
- From Darkness to Light: Shawna Arnold Guest Speaker at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Parish Ituna, SK
Wednesday, March 25th 7:30 pm
(Check out your local parishes’ prayer and activity for life March 25, 2020 throughout the Eparchy—feast specially mandated by Bishop Bayda for prayer and education on the protection of Life!)
- 2020 March for Life: 10 AM to 4 PM – Saturday May 9, 2020 – Holy Rosary Cathedral – 2104 Garnet St., Regina, SK
Let us stand united in solidarity for the protection and dignity of all human life from conception until natural death!