News & Events
May 9, 2017
March for Life: Human Rights Still Matter
The seriousness of the Supreme Court decision to permit the killing of people through assisted suicide and euthanasia remains a good reason for all Catholics and people of good will to once again march for the life of the vulnerable. The most fundamental of social justice issues is life; to take care of people from conception to natural end. As Cardinal Thomas Collins has stated:
We cannot support or condone assisted suicide or euthanasia ...
Killing a person will no longer be seen as a crime, but instead will be treated as a form of health care.
This year's theme is: Human Rights Still Matter. We must unite our common voices, and concern, by coming together for this year’s MARCH FOR LIFE; by speaking and acting in communion on this issue.
Father Pope Francis’ words from his homily for ‘Evangelium Vitae Day’, June 16, 2013 still rings true:
All too often, as we know from experience, people do not chose life, they do not accept the ‘Gospel of Life’ but let themselves be led by ideologies and ways of thinking that block life, that do not respect life, because they are dictated by selfishness, self-interest, profit, power and pleasure, and not by love, by concern for the good of others.
… As a result, the living God is replaced by fleeting human idols which offer the intoxication of a flash of freedom, but in the end bring new forms of slavery and death.
~ Pope Francis
12:00 noon – Mass
St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 740 View St.
Bishop Gary Gordon presiding
12:00 noon – Mass
St. Patrick’s Parish, 2060 Haultain St.
Archbishop Miller presiding
1:45 pm – March to Legislature
From Centennial Square, Victoria
2:15 pm – Pro-Life Rally
In front of the Parliament Buildings
5:30pm – Pro-Life Dinner
$25/person – by May 7
St. Leopold’s Church
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 604-365-3484
For more information, please visit: www.m4lvictoria.ca.