LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – June 1st issue
Re: Story on CWL promoting organ donation:
I read in the May 11 issue that the CWL has voted in favour of facilitating more organ donations. Perhaps they do not know organs must come from live bodies.
I urge the CWL and parishioners to consider end-of-life issues with less emotionalism and more thoughtful prayer. Many organ donations require a donor to be kept alive, and then to die because of the removal of the organ.
Also, anaesthesia is rarely used, as doctors are insensitive to the donor's well-being. Human Life Alliance in the U.S. at humanlife.org has more information on all end-of-life issues.
Please reconsider, CWL.
Monica Perry is to be commended highly for her half-page April 27 on herself as a "spoiled child" of God, an instance of the best Catholic writing!
Re: Father Hawkswell's homily in The B.C. Catholic April 27:
He says the Catechism of the Catholic Church states: "Christ, the Son of God, wanting to make us sharers in His divinity, assumed our nature, so that He, made man, might make men gods."
But isn't that what we call "New Age movement"? I really think it's not Catholic.
We have to obey God's 10 commandments. When God gave His commandments to Moses, the first one said, "I am the Lord your God: you shall not have strange gods before Me."
In the days of my youth in a Catholic school we spent as much time studying our catechism as the rest of the subjects, and nowhere in it was it written that Christ assumed our nature that He might make men gods.
I hope it will be his last writing on that subject.
With the recent announcement by the leader of the opposition, Thomas Mulcair, that the NDP will reinstate funding for abortion in developing countries, and Justin Trudeau's banning of pro-life candidates for the Liberals, isn't it time for a public announcement by the CCCB that politicians who publicly support abortion should be denied Holy Communion?
I am under the impression that both Mulcair and Trudeau consider themselves to be Catholics in good standing. However, their positions of complete disregard for the lives of the unborn are scandalous to the Catholic faithful.