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Canadian bishops: statement on death of Henry Morgantaler, leading abortionist

Catholic World News - June 03, 2013

Henry Morgentaler, a concentration-camp survivor who went on to become Canada’s most prominent abortionist, has died at the age of 90.

“Recognizing that they have lost a loved one, I wish to express to Dr. Henry Morgentaler's family the condolences of the Catholic Bishops of Canada,” said Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

“Every human life is sacred and deserves our care and protection,” he added. “As Catholics, we mourn the loss of each life, in particular of those who die in the womb, and pray to God to be merciful to all who die. May Our Lord help us all to find the best ways to aid those who are suffering and in need.”

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  • Posted by: dover beachcomber - Jun. 03, 2013 8:19 PM ET USA

    I would have said: "Because we value every human life and take no joy in any death, we send our condolences to the family of Henry Morgentaler as they mourn the loss of a loved one. Because we value every human life, we humbly ask God's mercy upon the soul of Dr. Morgentaler who was responsible for the deaths of so many defenseless unborn children. We have ordered special Masses to be said for the repose of his soul."

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Jun. 03, 2013 8:36 AM ET USA

    I think the bishops made a mistake in noting publicly the death of this evil man. Their note reminds me of the sympathy Eamon de Valera expressed to the German people when he learned of Hitler's death, now considered by most people a disgraceful act on the Irish president's part. Both he and the Canadian bishops would have been wiser to pass over these deaths in silence.

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