In news as surprising as it is encouraging, the Archdiocese of Montreal is suing the Quebec government for forcing hospices to offer euthanasia to their patients. The Quebec government wants to force Montreal's Maison de soins palliatifs et center de jour St-Raphaël to offer euthanasia to its patients, yet the Maison St-Raphaël is built on archdiocesan land leased under an emphyteutic lease for the symbolic sum of one dollar a year - on the express condition that the home does not commit euthanasia. Archbishop Christian Lépine, caught between the choice of canceling his contract with Maison St-Raphaël, and thus closing the facility, or turning a blind eye to the perpetration of euthanasia on archdiocesan property, chose instead to confront the source of the problem: Mr. Legault's government. A case to be followed with keen interest.
In another lawsuit against the Quebec government, Pastor Art Lucier, who represents Harvest Ministries International, is in the midst of legal proceedings against the government, which abruptly canceled HMI's pro-life event scheduled for June 2023 at the Quebec City Convention Centre. Art Lucier is determined to go all the way to court to get the government to acknowledge that it broke the law in taking this arbitrary action.
Quebec Life Coalition 35th anniversary dinner
Celebrating 35 years of Life! Since 1989, Quebec Life Coalition has been fighting for faith, family and life, from conception to natural death. Come celebrate with our pro-life family, in all simplicity: we'll be holding our 35th anniversary dinner on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the Saint-Ambroise church hall in Montreal (6520 rue de Normanville, Montreal) with none other than National Coalition for Life president Jeff Gunnarson and QLC president Georges Buscemi and Dr. Paul Saba, this year's recipient of the Gilles Grondin award for outstanding Quebec pro-life activist. Come and join us! Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with dinner starting around 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $30 each ($15 for children 6-12 and $0 for 5 and under) and can be purchased online or by phone: 1-855-996-2686 or (514) 344-2686. **Most of the evening's proceedings will be in French**
This week's featured articles
Archdiocese of Montreal sues Quebec government over imposition of euthanasia at Maison de soins palliatifs Saint-Raphaël
The Archdiocese of Montreal is suing the Quebec government over its unwillingness to grant an exemption for euthanasia at the Maison de soins palliatifs Saint-Raphaël.
Pastor Art Lucier in mediation with Quebec government over cancellation of pro-life event
Harvest Ministries International (HMI) has filed a lawsuit against the Quebec government and was scheduled to have a mediation session with the latter on February 6. Art Lucier revealed on the ThéoVox show that the government had previously offered $100,000 for HMI to drop its lawsuit. Art Lucier has refused; what he is asking for above all is that the government acknowledge that it has broken the law, and is prepared, if his protagonist refuses to do so in mediation, to go to court.