CCCB President's Response to the Approval of Bill C-14

Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI,Bishop of Hamilton Diocese and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) recently issued a statement on the approval of Bill C-14.   In it he says :

"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 care truly, authentically and humanely for the suffering and                                          vulnerable in our midst."

"Physician-assisted suicide is an affront to what is most noble, most precious in the                                            human endeavour and a grave injustice and violation of the dignity of every human                                              person whose natural and inherent inclination is indeed the preservation of life."

The statement may be read in its entirety on the CCCB website.