Response to the Bishops of Atlantic Canada

Posted December 22, 2016 2:51 am by Julie Culshaw

On November 27th of this year, the Atlantic Episcopal Assembly comprised of the ten bishops of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland published a letter entitled ‘A Pastoral Reflection on Medical Assistance in Dying’. It can be read in its entirety at this link.http://www.catholicregister.org/digital/2016/121116/Atlantic-euthanasia/Atlantic-assisted-dyingThere have been a number of reactions to this letter. Rod Dreher of American Conservative called his post Tenderness Leads to the Gas Chamber.http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/tenderness-leads-to-the-gas-chamber/Father Raymond de Souza wrote a response that advised the clergy to follow the guidelines of the bishops of Alberta and the North West Territories instead of the bishops of eastern

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