Every Life Matters, Archbishop Smith's Easter series of conversations about assisted suicide and euthanasia, is airing on Salt+Light TV Saturdays and Wednesdays this spring.  Don't miss it!

1. What’s it all About?

Airs Saturday, April 23 at 7pm MT (Repeats: Saturday, April 23 at 11 pm MT)

With special guests Kate Faught, a lawyer specializing in estate litigation, and Dr. Anna Voeuk, a physician specializing in palliative care.

2. What’s Wrong with Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia? 

Airs Wednesday, April 27 at 7pm MT (Repeats: Wednesday, April 27 at 11 pm MT)

With special guests Lisa Daniels, a young mother who tells her own personal story of finding meaning, purpose and happiness in life despite suffering debilitating pain; and Dr. Anna Voeuk, a palliative care physician who speaks about the need for improved access to palliative care for all Canadians. Archbishop Smith explains and illustrates Church teaching around suicide and euthanasia.

3. It’s My Body, My Choice 

Airs Saturday, April 30 at 7pm MT (Repeats: Saturday, April 30 at 11 pm MT)

With special guests Father Eamonn McNerney, a hospital chaplain who shares his personal experience with a family whose loved one requested euthanasia, and Dr. Robert Hauptman, a specialist in pain management who maintains that with modern medical care, no patient should have to suffer intolerable pain. Archbishop Smith explains and illustrates Church teaching around freedom, choice, and personal autonomy -- concepts that are often used to justify assisted suicide and euthanasia.

4. I Don’t Want to Suffer

Airs Wednesday, May 4 at 7pm MT (Repeats: Wednesday, May 4 at 11 pm MT)

With special guests Jeri and Chuck Marple, who tell us how their disabled daughter Mary has been a blessing in their lives, and Dr. Anna Voeuk, a palliative care physician speaks on caring for the caregivers and families of those with severe illness or disability, or nearing end of life. Archbishop Smith teaches on the Christian understanding of the mystery of suffering.

5. What Must We Do?

 Airs Saturday, May 7 at 7pm MT (Repeats: Saturday, May 7 at 11 pm MT)

With special guests Mark Pickup, who tells of a very dark time when he came close to losing the will to live, and Dr. Anna Voeuk, who asks us all to defend doctors, nurses and pharmacists who refuse to participate in assisted suicide or euthanasia. Archbishop Smith offers four concrete ways we as Catholics can defend human life against such attacks.

We also invite you to watch Salt+Light's award-winning documentary, Turning the Tide, which deals with all these issues and questions related to the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide. With its study guide, this 28-minute film is perfect for classroom or a parish or home study.