"The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and contemporary world"

 XIV Ordinary General Assembly of  the Synod of Bishops 

 Oct 4 - 25, 2015

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Recent Initiatives

  • COLF MESSAGE ON THE OCCASION OF THE NATIONAL WEEK FOR LIFE AND THE FAMILY 8-15 MAY 2016
    Every year the Church in Canada sets aside one week as a special time for prayer and reflection on life and the family. During this year of Mercy, it is particularly appropriate that we turn our attention to the privileged role of the family as the first and most important school of mercy – the place where parents sustained by God’s grace, are meant to become icons of Divine Mercy. As followers
  • EXTENDING THE HAND OF MERCY - Message of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family On the Occasion of the National March for Life, Ottawa, May 12, 2016
    While thousands of Canadians are preparing to participate in the National March for Life to be held in Ottawa on May 12, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) turns its attention to the second victims of abortion – all those Moms who have lost part of themselves by taking the life of their child. There is Barbara who is approaching death. She is 84 and for decades has carried
  • COLF Reaction to Bill C-14
    Yesterday, Bill C-14 (An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts [medical assistance in dying]), was introduced by the federal government. If passed, it will become legal, on request, to kill a person who meets the legal criteria. From time immemorial, the act of taking the life of another person has been considered a wrong punishable by law. Now, early in the
  • COLF Response to the Report of the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying
    The content of the much anticipated report issued on February 25 by the Special Joint Committee of the Government of Canada, entitled Medical Assistance in Dying: A Patient-Centred Approach, can only be described as alarming. Furthermore, should the Trudeau government succeed in adopting legislation formed by the recommendations of this report, Canada will have earned for itself the very sad
  • PALLIATIVE CARE: A sure path to eliminating demand for physician-assisted death
    We welcome the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s (CPSO) invitation to comment on its “Interim Guidance on Physician-Assisted Death”. The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) opposes in the strongest terms physician assisted death (a euphemism for euthanasia and assisted suicide). We are also deeply concerned that Canadian physicians will find themselves
  • A THREATENED SOLIDARITY - A reflection submitted to the External Panel on options for a legislative response to Carter v. Canada
    In submitting these thoughts to the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) would first like to focus on some of the risks associated with the legalization of “medical aid in dying”. The experience of Belgium and the Netherlands has much to teach us in this regard. By legalizing euthanasia or assisted
  • PARENTS, WILL YOUR CHILDREN BE HAPPY?
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    PARENTS, WILL YOUR CHILDREN BE HAPPY?
    How can it be that a human being is capable of the best and of the worst. A great battle is raging between Good and Evil; not only globally, but in every human heart. The task of Christian parents is to help their children choose what is good, beautiful, right, and true. They know that the eternal happiness of their children depends on these life decisions. In this present day and age, Christian
  • EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED SUICIDE IN CANADA: OUR VOICES MUST BE HEARD!
    While two national consultations are ongoing in the wake of the decision of the Supreme Court (February 2015) in the Carter case – which struck down the law prohibiting physician-assisted suicide – and while Quebec’s Department of Health is preparing to distribute to the province’s physicians a guide which will help them to euthanize patients, many citizens are beginning to realize that the end
  • TREATING THE CHILD IN THE WOMB AS A DISEASE
    The Catholic Organization for Life and
  • The family accompanies the dying with love
    The family accompanies the dying with love COLF Message on the occasion of the NATIONAL WEEK FOR LIFE AND THE FAMILY 11-17 May 2015 Each year the Church in Canada designates one week as a special time for prayer and reflection on life and the family. In light of the recent judgment of the Supreme Court of Canada relative to the issue of assisted suicide, it is appropriate that we turn our

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