Skip to main content

Are we ready to die with dignity? - The Globe and Mail

Are we ready to die with dignity? - The Globe and Mail


  1. We will all die with dignity if we remember that we are all God's children and He has redeemed us by the gifts of His Death and Resurrection. Death does not change these permanent only changes the milieu where we will live for all eternity. That is my faith and my hope as a Catholic.

  2. "Dignity," like all other emotion-based attributes, is personal, individual, and subjective. It is something we each invent for ourselves and carry with us, and it will mean completely different things to different people. But it's not transferable from one person to another. What is undignified for one person (tipping ass-over-teakettle and skirts-over-head into a snowbank, for example) may simply be an oopsie moment full of humor for another.

    But the article makes sense in that if we do not take these decisions into our own hands while we can be judged perfectly lucid and fully capable of making them for ourselves, we might end up in final care of someone who thinks our "dignity" means not screaming from being in a lot of pain, when all we really want is clean sheets!

  3. Michael,

    "Your question is too vague and there is not enough space to answer it regardless. Besides you know the answer, and it is not pertinent to this blog posting.

    Oh Heck!!

    Wayne, We Christians live in a Monarchy, and would do well to remember that it is not a democracy, nor a meritocracy. As such, it cannot be Reformed externally. You cannot pick and choose beliefs daily, and think you have the answer, only to go someplace else tomorrow because they have the answer. It is no more a buffet than it is a democracy.

    As long as Christians vote with their feet, instead of listening to their hearts, we cannot be one, as we have been called to be by Our Saviour."

    This seems like an older article which has not been used for some time. And it is somewhat related to the question of where we spend eternity.

    Why are you being evasive Michael? Isn't it a reasonable question to ask what you are putting your faith in for remission of sins or forgiveness of sins? After all, doesn't the Bible teach nobody can go to heaven without forgiveness of sin?

    You said "you cannot pick and choose beliefs". Quite true. I don't think I am doing that.
    That raises the question of what is a true church? What is true unity?

    Is a true church simply a collection of people who hold membership in an earthly organization and subscribe to the same set of beliefs regardless whether those beliefs cannot be supported by God's written revelation to man? Can one be sure a church is the true church simply because it has a vast number of members (many of who do not attend it)?

    Or is the true church a work of God made up of born again christians who collectively subscribe to the true beliefs revealed in God's written revelation and are made up of both a visible church (on earth today) and an invisible church (down through the ages)?

    Is spiritual unity mean oneness in Christ or does it mean oneness in a man-made hierarchical corporate organization? Is there a difference? (hint: Check 1 John ch1 vs3)

    When Christ spoke about unity in John chap.17 was he speaking about a spiritual unity in Christ or in an earthly corporate unity?

    Again, what are you putting your faith in for remission of sins and on what basis? Do you have complete remission of sins now?


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Sisters of Life

Here is an excellent website for any and all interested in the pro-life cause. The Sisters of Life are a religious order than began in New York City under the authority of Cardinal Jon O'Connor (RIP) in the 1980's. Their traditional religious lifestyle and clear charism have led them to grow much faster than many other orders. As a result, these wonderful women are moving beyond the boundaries of NYC and have opened a convent in Toronto. Here is a link to a news account from LifesiteNews which explains in greater detail their history and mission in Toronto. The Sisters of Life count among their numbers a woman from our Parish here in Mattawa who is soon to take her final profession. This is one of the greatest blessings that we have received as a parish. Anytime a religious vocation comes forward from a parish community, many graces flow back to the local church. I can only pray that as the Sisters of Life establish their ministry in Canada that more and more women will join

Canadian Euthanasia Information

The May 2010 Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Newsletter can now be found at: Bill C-384 was soundly defeated by a vote of 228 to 59. Check how the Members of Parliament voted at: On June 5, 2010, we are co-hosting the US/Canda Push-Back Seminar at the Radisson Gateway Hotel at the Seattle/Tacoma Airport. The overwhelming defeat of Bill C-384 proved that we can Push-Back the euthanasia lobby in the US and Canada and convince people that euthanasia and assisted suicide are a dangerous public policy. Register for the Seminar at: The Schindler family are being attacked by a Florida television station and Michael Schiavo. The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition is standing in solidarity with the Schindler family. My blog comments: