Diocese of Victoria
The Catholic Diocese of Victoria comprises the whole of Vancouver Island, the islands off the west coast and the islands to the west of the main shipping channel up the Inside Passage. The Diocese of Victoria ministers to approximately 94,000 Catholics on Vancouver Island.
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Legislation
Statement by Cardinal Thomas Collins
On April 14, 2016, the federal govermnet introduced legislation that, if passed, will amend the criminal code to make euthanasia/assisted suicide legal in Canada . . . read Cardinal Collins' statement
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Resources
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has centralized resources against euthanasia and assisted suicide on a user-friendly webpage. Click here to access the CCCB Resource webpage.
Government of Canada Information
- Click here to download a copy of Bill C-14
- The Government of Canada has published a “Question and Answer” webpage regarding the draft legislation, which can be accessed through the following links:
Amoris Laetitia—The Joy of Love: Pope Francis issues Apostolic Exhortation on the family
To clearly reaffirm not “the ideal” of the family, but its rich and complex reality, in order to reflect on love in the family together with the women and men of our time. With this purpose in mind, on 19 March, the Solemnity of St Joseph, Pope Francis signed the Post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. The highly anticipated document, presented in the Holy See Press Office on Friday morning, 8 April, speaks the language of experience, offering an open and profoundly positive outlook, which feeds not on abstractions or ideal projections, but on pastoral attention to reality. The text, laden with spiritual points and practical wisdom suitable to every couple and to those people who hope to build a family, was the fruit of practical collaboration with people who have experienced many years of family life. Read more ...
Jubilee Year of Mercy Video: Visit the Imprisoned
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