"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

  • 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
  • Let us march in the light of God and may life win!
    Message from the Catholic Organization for Life and Family On the occasion of the May 14, 2015 National March for Life “We are marching in the light of God ! We are marching in the light of God !” … So proclaims the much loved South African children’s song “Siyahamba”. On the occasion of the May 14, 2015 National March for Life, the Catholic Organization of Life and Family (COLF) reminds us
  • COLF PRESIDENT REACTS TO SUPREME COURT DECISION ON ASSISTED DYING
    COLF PRESIDENT REACTS TO SUPREME COURT DECISION ON ASSISTED DYING
    On Friday, February 6th, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a landmark decision granting legal permission for physician-assisted death in our country. In so doing it agreed with claims that a human person faced with suffering has the right to determine when and how to end one's life, and that the legal prohibition against assisted suicide impeded the exercise of this right and infringed upon
  • GOD ALONE IS THE ARBITER OF LIFE
    February 6, 2015 is a sad day for our country. Today, Canadians are confronted with the sobering fact that their nation’s highest court has set itself up in direct opposition to the Law of God: “Thou shalt not kill”. By ruling existing laws against euthanasia and assisted suicide unconstitutional, the Supreme Court of Canada is giving some of us permission to kill. It would be difficult to
  • A THREAT TO THE SUPREMACY OF CONSCIENCE
    The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has proposed a modification in its operational principles which, if adopted, would severely restrict the rights of conscience of medical practitioners in Ontario. The implications of the proposed policy change would be devastating for Ontario doctors who seek to inform their consciences by their faith – and not only by College policy – and who, as

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