Canadian prelate laments euthanasia ruling
June 18, 2012
Archdiocese J. Michael Miller of Vancouver has decried a British Columbia Supreme Court decision striking down the western Canadian province’s law against euthanasia.
“True liberty means the freedom to live one’s life secure in the knowledge that those who care for us are in dedicated to the service of life, not the taking of life,” said Archbishop Miller.
“We have been down this road many times around the world, and all the safeguards initially put in place wind up either disregarded or eventually dispensed with,” he added. “I strongly urge the government to appeal this extremely flawed and dangerous ruling.”
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Jun. 18, 2012 9:42 PM ET USA
I hardly need say how much we agree with Archbishop Miller. But what does need saying is how important it is that our Bishops respond immediately and forcefully, as Archbishop Miller has done. Canada has too long been a weak sister in the war between good and evil. Thank you Archbishop Miller. Let everyone, lay and religious, fight for life. If we do not, we are betraying our Lord on the Cross. And we are betraying our own souls.