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12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care

Last updated on April 29, 2016

The Catholic Women’s League of Canada, with over 83,000 members across Canada, encourages all people of faith to join nationwide in 12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care on May 4, 2016. This day is designed to take place during the National Hospice Palliative Care Week (organized by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association) as a profound witness to the sanctity of human life. 

There is a pressing need for all Canadians to have  greater accessibility to palliative care. It has become an urgent priority in the face of the impending legislation for euthanasia/assisted suicide in Canada. This end-of-life care is true compassion. It allows individuals who are facing death not to be burdened by pain and suffering but to receive the necessary support that respects their human dignity both physically and spiritually rather than choosing physician-assisted death as a desperate last resort. 

Pope Francis emphasizes the need for prayer, mercy, reconciliation and...

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REGINA……Just one resolution was presented at this year’s annual Regina Archdiocese CWL convention held April 17,18 at Holy Child Parish calling for a standard for print on over the counter medication containers. Carol Deters, Chair of the CWL’s Standing Committee on Education and Health introduced the resolution. “People have trouble reading the ingredients because the print is so small.” As well, she said, sometimes it is placed in a location that makes it harder to read. The resolution will eventually make its way to the national convention. Deters also suggested in her report that medical schools have to be taught about palliative care.

Winnipeg Archbishop Emeritus James Weisgerber delivered three talks on the Year of Mercy, proclaimed by Pope Francis. He also spoke about the Pope’s latest writing Amore Laetitia, the Joy of Love as “a wonderfully positive message.” Jesus is the mercy of God", said Weisgerber, “he shows us how to be human,” and he described how Jesus was...

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Pope Francis' Recent Pronouncements

Last updated on April 20, 2016

Pope Francis recent pronouncements on contraception, marriage and the family has rattled the more conservative folks in our Roman Catholic Church. He hasn’t changed doctrine but he seems to have stretched the envelope quite a bit.

Take for example his comment that “contraception is the least evil” when referring to the Zika virus infecting South American countries and now making its way into the southern U.S. The mosquito borne virus appears to infect children in the womb and they are born with a small head which affects their cognitive ability. At least that’s what seems to be coming out of the studies so far. In truth, the evidence is anecdotal but the medical community is pretty sure it’s Zika that’s the cause. So, does the Pope’s comment mean that it’s OK for people living in those countries to use contraceptives when having sex? The Church says contraceptives are a no, no, but the Pope says it’s the lesser evil when facing the risk of contracting the Zika virus. Or is...

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Regina Catholic's New Director of Education

Last updated on April 19, 2016
The Regina Catholic School Division Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it has hired a new Director of Education. Domenic Scuglia has been selected to be the new Director of Education, commencing the 2016-2017 school year. Mr. Scuglia will succeed Rob Currie who will be retiring at the end of this school year Board chair Frank Flegel says, “The Board of Trustees thanks Rob Currie for his faithful commitment to our staff and students. We wish him many blessings for his retirement. After an extensive search for a new director, we are happy to welcome Domenic Scuglia to the Regina Catholic School Division, and look forward to his leadership and guidance as we face unprecedented growth.” Mr. Scuglia hails from Aurora, Ontario, where he is the founding Principal of St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic High School. His dedication to the York Catholic District School Board heralds leadership and innovation, with an extensive background in physical education, Violence Threat Risk... Read More

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Irondale, AL (EWTN) Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, P.C.P.A., known to millions around the world as Foundress of the EWTN Global Catholic Network, died peacefully at 5 p.m. CDT, Easter Sunday, March 27, surrounded by the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Ala. “This is a sorrow-filled day for the entire EWTN Family,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. “Mother has always, and will always, personify EWTN, the Network which she founded. In the face of sickness and long-suffering trials, Mother’s example of joy and prayerful perseverance exemplified the Franciscan spirit she held so dear. We thank God for Mother Angelica and for the gift of her extraordinary life.” Born Rita Antoinette Rizzo in Canton, Ohio in 1923, she entered the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration in Cleveland on Aug. 15, 1944 at the age of 21. A year later, she received her religious name – Sister Mary Angelica of the... Read More

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN Global Catholic Network has announced the schedule of memorial events for its Foundress Mother Mary Angelica, P.C.P.A., who died Easter Sunday, March 27, at 5 p.m. CDT. All events will be held at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama and will be televised globally on EWTN. Times listed are U.S. Central (CDT):

Tuesday, March 29

3 PM: Rite of Reception of Mother Angelica’s Body.

Mother Angelica’s body will be received in a ceremony and escorted through the Piazza of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Upon conclusion of the Procession, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayed in the Shrine’s Upper Church and the body will be transferred to the Monastery Cloister for private visitation with the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration.

Wednesday, March 30

10 AM: Rosary in Memoriam and Public Visitation.

A public rosary will be led by Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA in...

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Since the Assisted suicide issue has arisen I’ve been writing about lack of a moral compass that seems to have infected our people and the consequence of that. A solid example of that has surfaced in Quebec where the Quebec College of Physicians has issued an ethics bulletin to its members.

It seems some emergency room doctors have refused to provide antidotes for patients that have attempted suicide by poisoning, reasoning that the suicide attempt was evidence the individual wanted to die. The Quebec College of Physicians bulletin warned that doctors have an ethical duty in those instances to try and save the individuals life. To not do so, the bulletin argued, goes against the doctor’s duty of to-do-no-harm.

Well, that dictum went out the window when the Quebec government legislated assisted suicide, or physician assisted suicide, as legal. It was bound to happen and it will only get worse.

Legislation is so broad that pretty well anyone can choose to have...

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To download the Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan 
on the Legalization of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Click Here