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Protection of Conscience

 Protection of Conscience Project
 www.consciencelaws.org
 

See the message following from Canadian Physicians for Life (CPFL) about their urgent need for financial help to cover legal costs in a major court case in Ontario against the state medical regulator, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
 
The  CPFL and the other plaintiffs are challenging the constitutionality of regulations suppressing physician freedom of conscience.  The effect of the regulation is to require physicians to kill or help to kill patients eligible for euthanasia/assisted suicide, or to collaborate in killing them by finding a colleague willing to do so.  This applies to every other morally contested procedure.
 
Testimony by an objecting physician before a committee of the Ontario Legislature about what is happening in one of Toronto’s major hospitals will give you a sense of what is at stake:
 
At my institution, physicians are being bullied into accepting the role of the most responsible physician for [euthanasia/assisted suicide] patients. This forces these physicians to be legally responsible for [euthanasia/assisted suicide], even when that goes against their conscience or religious beliefs. It gets worse: At one of our staff meetings, a psychiatrist stood up and announced that any physician who didn’t actively support [euthanasia/assisted suicide] should not be working at our hospital. . .
 
There’s a horrendous stress level at our hospital. Physicians are afraid to speak up. Physicians are afraid that they will lose their jobs if they say anything. Even just speaking to my colleagues about this, we use alternative email addresses and we speak in code. We feel sometimes like we’re in some sort of dystopian novel.
[Committee Documents: Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs - 2017-Mar-23 - Bill 84, Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017.  Thursday,23 March, 2017: Dr. Ellen Warner.]
 
This is the first time that the guarantee of freedom of conscience under the Canadian Charter of Rights will be adjudicated. 
 
I cannot overstate the importance of this case.   
 
Please read the message below, donate if you are able to do so (CPFL can issue a tax receipt), and forward to anyone who might be willing and able to assist.
 
Sincerely,
 
(Sean Murphy) Administrator
Protection of Conscience Project

OLSWA Teaching Positions offered

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy is advertising two teaching positions for the 2017-8 academic year.

The first is:

LITERATURE POSITION FOR THE 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom (OLSW) may have an opening in Literature for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.  This would be a full-time, tenure-stream position at the Assistant Professor level, to begin July 1, 2017. 

To be considered for the position, candidates must have a Ph.D in hand, and must be able to teach a wide variety of literature courses, including essay writing. Preference will be given to candidates whose expertise lies in an early area of literature such as Medieval or Renaissance literature, but that is not essential. Candidates must have a strong record of teaching, or show strong potential of good teaching.  The primary focus at OLSW is teaching, but research, writing, and intellectual and artistic engagement are seen as a natural complement to teaching.

OLSW is seriously Catholic and seeks faculty who are committed to a sense of vocation in which their professional academic work and their personal faith are of one piece. All instructors at OLSW are expected to affirm in writing their fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and to teach in full accord with it. 

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom offers university-level education in the Catholic tradition of the liberal arts.  OLSW has been given conditional approval by the Province of Ontario to award a Bachelor’s Degree in Catholic Studies (we expect to meet the conditions for final approval in a matter of weeks). The position will remain open until it is filled.  Potential candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.  Salary is commensurate with experience, within the context of OLSW’s nature as a non-profit apostolate.  In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Canada.

To apply, please send, by mail or electronically, a Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter of application, three letters of recommendation (two academic and one pastoral), and a one-or two-page essay on how your faith shapes your teaching, scholarship, and professional practice to:

Jacob P. Ellens, Ph.D., Academic Dean,

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom,

18 Karol Wojtyla Square, P.O. Box 249,

Barry’s Bay, ON  K0J 1B0  Canada

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For more information, please call 1.613. 756. 3082, or toll free at 1. 877. 369. 6520, or visit our web site at www.seatofwisdom.ca.

The second is:

PHILOSOPHY POSITION FOR THE 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom (OLSW) seeks to fill a position in Philosophy for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.  This is a full-time, tenure-stream position at the Assistant Professor level, to begin July 1, 2017. 

To be considered for the position, candidates must have a Ph.D in hand, have been formed in the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition, and be able to teach a wide variety of philosophy courses.Candidates must have a strong record of teaching, or show strong potential of good teaching.  The primary focus at OLSW is teaching, but research, writing, intellectual, and artistic engagement are expected of faculty as a natural complement to teaching.

OLSW is seriously Catholic and seeks faculty who are committed to a sense of vocation in which their professional academic work and their personal faith are of one piece. All instructors at OLSW are expected to affirm in writing their fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and to teach in full accord with it. 

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom offers university-level education in the Catholic tradition of the liberal arts.  OLSW has been given conditional approval by the Province of Ontario to award a Bachelor’s Degree in Catholic Studies (we expect to meet the conditions for final approval in a matter of weeks). 

The position will remain open until it is filled and is subject to budgetary approval.  Potential candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.  Salary is commensurate with experience, within the context of OLSW’s nature as a non-profit apostolate. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Canada.

To apply, please send, by mail or electronically, a Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter of application, three letters of recommendation (two academic and one pastoral), and a one-or two-page essay on how your faith shapes your teaching, scholarship, and professional practice to:

Jacob P. Ellens, Ph.D., Academic Dean,

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom,

18 Karol Wojtyla Square, P.O. Box 249,

Barry’s Bay, ON  K0J 1B0  Canada

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information, please call 1.613. 756. 3082, or toll free at 1. 877. 369. 6520, or visit our web site at www.seatofwisdom.ca.

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