The Fraser Health Authority says it will comply with an order from B.C.’s privacy commissioner to uncover redacted meeting notes about its assisted-suicide policies and practices. The B.C. Catholic had filed a freedom of information application to obtain the documents. (B.C. Catholic photo)

Fraser Health ordered to turn over MAiD documents to B.C. Catholic

A provincial adjudicator has ruled in favour of The B.C. Catholic and ordered the Fraser Health Authority to take the wraps off additional sections of secret documents related to the development and implementation of its controversial assisted-suicide policies and practices.  In a 26-page ruling dated Aug. 3, an adjudicator with the Office of Information and...

Euthanasia is now presented to patients as a health care option. For Catholics however, it is not an option we should ever choose. Why? Because it is a fundamental violation of our understanding of the human person.

Providence Hospital in Kingston, Ont., has hired a MAiD proponent as its interim head of palliative care. (Photo: Facebook)

Providence palliative director a MAiD provider

The appointment of a Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) provider as Interim Clinical Director of Palliative Care at a Catholic hospital in Ontario has provoked renewed concern about the future of Catholic health care in Canada. Dr. Danielle Kain is a palliative care specialist who is Associate Professor and Division Co-Chair of Palliative Medicine at...

Rendering of the future St. Vincent’s Heather long-term care home. The Archdiocese of Vancouver and Providence Health Care are contributing the land for the 240-bed residence on the former St. Vincent’s Hospital site. (Providence Health Care photo)

Catholic seniors residence to rise from St. Vincent’s ashes

By Paul Schratz When St. Vincent’s Hospital was shuttered in 2004, Catholic health officials promised it wasn’t the end of Catholic health care on the site. On Wednesday that vision became a reality with the long-awaited news that a 13-storey long-term seniors residence will be built on the former hospital property. The new St. Vincent’s...

Rendering of the future Zappone Manor at 5956 176A St. in Cloverdale, one of two Catholic-supported housing projects announced last week. The Archdiocese of Vancouver and Providence Health Care are also contributing land for the new St. Vincent’s Heather long-term care home. (Columbus Homes photo)

Catholic contributions to bring 329 beds to Lower Mainland seniors

By Nicholas Elders The Lower Mainland’s critical housing shortage received a Catholic infusion last week with the Knights of Columbus, Providence Health Care, and the Archdiocese of Vancouver contributing land and money to senior housing projects that will deliver more than 300 beds. In their first new senior housing project in decades, the Knights announced...

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