A Personal Reflection on Truly Accompanying the Dying

Posted April 27, 2019 5:27 pm by Jennifer Ackford

A Personal Reflection on Truly Accompanying the Dying

(A few years ago, we published the following letter, which was sent to Catholic Insight in response to my brief posting on the letter of the Bishops of Atlantic Canada, in their own tragically inadequate response to the sacraments and the suicide-euthanasia law, euphemistically termed ‘medical assistance in dying’.  Ms. Ackford back then kindly agreed to have her letter posted in full, which helps put what this all means into a real, living context.  Now, my own mother is journeying towards eternity soon, as I watch vigil by her palliative care bedside, here in her own home. Accompanying people towards

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