Next Friday, 22nd October, Baroness Meacher’s Assisted Suicide Bill will receive its second reading in the House of Lords. Assisted suicide is contrary to human dignity, and with an ageing population and increasing demand on carers and health resources, many elderly and chronically ill people could face pressure to end their lives.
BUT providentially 22nd October is also the feast of Pope St John Paul II, promoter of the “Culture of Life” against the “Culture of Death”. He spoke courageously about the infinite worth of each human person, and bore his final illness with such courage. So our Bishops have put together a SHORT AND SIMPLE NATIONAL NOVENA seeking the intercession of St John Paul II starting THIS WEDNESDAY 13th October. The Cambridge Dominican community will be taking part – join us! The prayer is below.
Remember, all that is needed for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing. But Jesus told us to pray and not lose heart. So join us in prayer! And there’s also this petition – please consider signing:
Here’s the prayer: