溫哥華總主教呼籲信眾參加維護生命遊行
Archbishop of Vancouver urges Catholics to join March for Life

在五月九日(星期四),第十六屆維護生命大遊行將於渥太華國會山莊舉行。今年的主題是因進行性別選擇而墮胎。雖然針對該現象的408動議最終無法在國會辯論,一眾維護生命的人士仍會以不同方式引起大眾關注。

除了在渥太華的遊行,很多省份都在同日舉辦遊行。在西岸的朋友可以考慮參加於維多利亞卑詩省議會前舉行的遊行。溫哥華總主教J. Michael Miller特別發出聲明鼓勵大家參加遊行。他說: 「我們可以把這訊息宣揚開去——孩子因為性別『出錯』而死去。我們會請卑詩省民面對現實,的確有女嬰由於性別關係而不能存活。」

他也提到另一項不被留意的事: 早前一些國會議員要求調查數百個在墮胎手術後生還嬰兒的死因

「卑詩省民會在五月十四日投票,這是一個很好的機會和省議員及候選人溝通。傳媒的焦點都在我們身上。」

他的聲明以此作結: 「我邀請天主教徒和其他懷著善意的人讓更多人知道他們的看法,支持維護生命遊行,協助他們在投票前想清楚,並為我們的國家能締造『生命文化』祈禱。」


在多倫多的朋友可以考慮乘坐中華殉道聖人堂維護生命小組的巴士,詳情請參閱堂區通訊第二頁

On Thursday, May 9, the 16th National March for Life will take place at Parliament Hill. The theme of this year’s march is sex-selective abortions. Even though Motion 408 cannot be debated in the Parliament, pro-life Canadians will use different ways to raise people’s awareness.

Besides the march at Ottawa, many provinces will also have marches for life on the same day. For those who are in the west coast, please consider joining the B.C. March for Life at B.C. Legislature in Victoria. Archbishop of Vancouver J. Michael Mill released a statement to encourage people to join the march. He said: “We will put a public face on the message that children are dying because they are of the “wrong” gender. We will ask British Columbians to face up to the reality of gendercide, of depriving an infant of life because she is a girl.”

He also mentioned another life issue that was hidden from public view: several MPs questioned about the death of hundreds of live babies following failed abortion attempts.

“On May 14, British Columbians will go to the polls to choose their leadership for the next four years. This occasion offers a unique opportunity to communicate with legislators and with candidates. Now, more than at any other time, we have the interest and attention of the media and politicians.”

He concluded by saying: “I invite Catholics and people of good will to make their views known, support the March for Life, form their conscience before voting, and pray that a “culture of life” will result in our nation.”


Those who are from Toronto can consider taking the bus organized by the Pro-Life Committee at Chinese Martyrs Catholic Church, for details please refer to page 2 of their parish bulletin.