Friday, July 04, 2008

Canadian priest returns award in protest of Morgentaler

Father Lucien Larre, a priest in Coquitlam, British Columbia who was awarded the Order of Canada in 1983 for his work with troubled adolescents, said on Wednesday he was “compelled in conscience to return my Order of Canada to Ottawa.”

“. . . I believe in my heart that he is horribly wrong and that the advisory committee made a terrible mistake,” he said.
Recipients of the Order of Canada “should be an inspiration to most Canadians,” he said, but elevating Morgentaler to the Order of Canada “degrades” the award for those who believe in the sanctity of human life.
Father Larre founded several Bosco Centers for disabled, emotionally disturbed and addicted adolescents.
Well done, Fr. Larre, you are a light in the darkness!
Then it makes sense why he wouldn't want to share the Order of Canada with the 'Father of Abortion'. In the USA it would be like Mother Angleica sharing an award with Bill Baird. We all know what Mother would do in that situation, the committee would have to duck as her medal soared past their heads!
Read the entire story here.
UPDATE: sign the petition for non-Canadians to protest the award for Morgentaler here

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