Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, have you ever thought about the importance of your conscience? That small little voice that, formed by the Church, speaks of right or wrong, Good or evil. We often don’t realize just what an amazing faculty of the spirit the conscience is. Vatican II, in the document Gaudium et Spes, argued that “[C]onscience is the most secret core and sanctuary of a man. There he is alone with God, whose voice echoes in his depths.”
Sadly in our times, this secret core is under attack, and we are called to the defence of it. Specifically at the request of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, in the “Call for Conscience Campaign”, promoting Bill 34, put forward by the Government of Manitoba. The bill aims to protect conscience rights for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who object to participating in medical aid in dying.
Throughout the province, this campaign is to run in Catholic parishes on 3 consecutive weekends: September 23rd, September 30thand October 7th.
For more information, please review the attached documents.
Letter for parishioners : A letter for parishioners letting them know how they can get involved in the campaign.
Letter for MLA: A template letter to be printed, for parishioners to sign and send to your MLA; a copy should also be sent to the Archdiocese.