Recent Initiatives

  • Faith Leaders Ask Government to Revise Canada Summer Jobs Requirements
    Faith Leaders Ask Government to Revise Canada Summer Jobs Requirements
    We the undersigned leaders of diverse faith communities and organizations in Canada, call on the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada to amend the Canada Summer Jobs guidelines and application process so that it does not compel agreement or belief, and allows religious organizations to stay true to their communal identity and beliefs. The new application requires each organization to
  • “The state has a legitimate interest in protecting the unborn”: Statement on the 30th anniversary of the Morgentaler Decision
    “The state has a legitimate interest in protecting the unborn”: Statement on the 30th anniversary of the Morgentaler Decision
    Exactly thirty years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that existing abortion provisions in our nation's Criminal Code violated a woman's Charter rights to the security of person, and were thus unconstitutional. Since that ruling, there has been no criminal law regulating abortion in Canada. Yet, Mr. Justice Gerard Mitchell, retired Chief Justice of Prince Edward Island, has noted that at
  • National Week for Life and the Family - 2018
    National Week for Life and the Family - 2018
    The National Week for Life and the Family will be celebrated across Canada, the 13 to 20 May 2018, from the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord to Pentecost Sunday. Ascension Sunday this year also coincides with Mother's Day. For the sixth consecutive year, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is offering dioceses/eparchies, parishes as well as Catholic organizations and
  • SEX, GENDER AND IDEOLOGY
    SEX, GENDER AND IDEOLOGY
    COLF’s 2017 Seminar on Life and Family featured an impressive roster of Canadian, American and European speakers –notably Douglas Farrow, Professor of Christian Thought at McGill University and Inès Pélissié du Rausas, Doctor in Philosophy from the Sorbonne. Each speaker addressed different facets of what Pope Francis has called the “ideology of gender”.
  • COLF MESSAGE ON THE OCCASION OF THE NATIONAL WEEK FOR LIFE AND THE FAMILY, 14-21 MAY 2017
    Every year the Church in Canada sets aside one week as a special time for prayer and reflection on life and the family. Given the cultural climate in which we find ourselves – with the value of human life and the central role of the family constantly called into question – can anything be more deserving of our attention? The recent canonization of St. Theresa of Kolkata brings to mind her
  • LETTER TO ALL MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT re: Bill C-277 – An act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada
    December 8, 2016 As an organization committed to the development of a culture of life and a civilization of love, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) is firmly convinced that Canadians approaching the end of life will be assured of receiving the kind of life-affirming care and the respect they deserve only through the establishment of a national palliative care strategy.
  • Catholic Organization for Life and Family appoints new Director
    Catholic Organization for Life and Family appoints new Director
    The Board of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) announces it has appointed Mr. Michel MacDonald as the organization’s new Executive Director, with his new responsibilities to begin in early January 2017. He will succeed Ms. Michèle Boulva who is retiring after having served in this position for 12 years. The appointment has been made in consultation with the two principal
  • COLF Reaction to legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada
    Friday, June 17, 2016, is a sad date in Canadian history. On that day Bill C-14 (medical assistance in dying) was passed by the Canadian Parliament. With royal assent, euthanasia and assisted suicide became legal procedures in Canada. Some citizens may now lawfully kill others. This act of legalization does not render physician assisted suicide and euthanasia morally right. They remain grave
  • Bill C-14 (medical assistance in dying) - COLF writes to the members of the Senate
    Bill C-14 (medical assistance in dying) - COLF writes to the members of the Senate
    May 9, 2016 Honorable Members of the Senate of Canada, Together with many of our fellow citizens we are distressed by the prospect of legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide. From time immemorial, the act of taking the life of another person has been considered a wrong punishable by law. Now, early in the twenty-first century, some would have us believe that this is a good. Killing remains a
  • Bill C-14 (medical assistance in dying) - COLF writes to the members of the House of Commons
    Bill C-14 (medical assistance in dying) - COLF writes to the members of the House of Commons
    May 9, 2016 Honorable Members of the House of Commons of Canada, Together with many of our fellow citizens we are distressed by the prospect of legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide. From time immemorial, the act of taking the life of another person has been considered a wrong punishable by law. Now, early in the twenty-first century, some would have us believe that this is a good. Killing

“Life-Giving Love” Campaign

A National Campaign for Palliative and Home Care: Against Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

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CCCB National Initiative

Discover and embrace the inspiring plan adopted by the Bishops of Canada in 2011: A Fundamental Option for Life and Family.

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