"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

  • 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
  • Looking for a unique gift?
    COLF brings you short and simple publications capable of warming hearts, opening new horizons and proposing Christ’s friendship to your children, parents, friends, colleagues, students and fellow parishioners. Check out our
  • National Campaign in Favour of Palliative Care and Against Euthanasia
    “Life-Giving Love”: In view of the adoption of the Law Concerning End-of-Life Care by the National Assembly of Québec (5 June 2014) and considering the on-going efforts of pro-euthanasia forces throughout Canada, citizens who respect life from conception until natural death are called to address the needs of the vulnerable more effectively and to engage with greater vigor in this life or
  • Prayer for the Protection of Human Life
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    Prayer for the Protection of Human Life
    Heavenly Father, Lord and Maker of all that is good, fill our hearts with joy before the wonders of your creation. Open our eyes to the presence of your beloved Son Jesus in all those we encounterand especially in the weakest and most vulnerable among us. Where we see life threatened at its beginning or at its end, or by poverty and deprivation,inspire us with love and mercy, so that,
  • Families, Christ calls us to sow joy and hope!
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    Families, Christ calls us to sow joy and hope!
    What is the world's most important job? An international survey of a very wide range of people from all over the world found a surprising answer: raising a child! The vast majority of respondents stated that nothing was more important for the future of humanity than forming adults capable of giving their lives to build a more humane world. As you might have guessed, this survey never occurred!
  • First among rights: Freedom of conscience and religion - COLF contribution to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario consultation

“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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