Recent Initiatives

  • Message issued by the CCCB Executive Committee on Caring in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic
    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused great suffering and enormous difficulties for many people who are already vulnerable. This is a cause for great alarm and concern for us as Catholic Bishops, and for the Catholic faithful of our country. The pandemic has inflicted unique difficulties and exceptional hardships on many, especially those in long-term institutional care, single-parent families, the
  • Development of a vaccine for COVID-19
    The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) has joined with other concerned groups and citizens requesting the ethical development of a vaccine for COVID-19 without the use of abortion-derived cell lines. The letter to Prime Minister Trudeau is available
  • National March for Life 2020
    The year 2020 will be recorded in history as the year that the COVID-19 virus impacted the world in unprecedented ways. In order to save lives and slow the spread of the virus, much of the world was shut down. Large numbers of seniors have died in long-term care facilities and the response has, rightfully, been one of outrage to the plight of our elderly. The world is reacting because of the
  • Federal Consultation - Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
    Federal Consultation - Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
    Source: Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) - January 20 2020 About the Consultation On Monday, 13 January 2020, the Government of Canada, through the Department of Justice, launched a two-week general public consultation on the expansion of eligibility criteria for euthanasia/assisted suicide (which the Government refers to as "Medical Assistance in Dying"/MAiD). This consultation
  • National Week for Life and the Family 2020
    National Week for Life and the Family 2020
    The Catechism of the Catholic Church echoes the Second Vatican Council when it states that children are the crowning glory of marriage (CCC, 1652, Gaudium et Spes, 48). Children are born of the love between a father and mother. Borrowing the title of chapter five from Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia), we could say that children are “Love Made
  • COLF Message on the occasion of the 2019 National March for Life
    COLF Message on the occasion of the 2019 National March for Life
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of bill C-150 which decriminalized abortion under certain conditions. Almost twenty years later, the Supreme Court of Canada’s “Morgentaler decision” struck down the legal restrictions on abortions as unconstitutional. Canada along with China, North Korea, and Vietnam are the only countries which have no restriction in law with regard to
  • National week for Life and the Family - 2019
    National week for Life and the Family - 2019
    "Listening to the Gospel as a Family" May 12-19, 2019 ID 90891411 © Kevin Carden | Dreamstime.com The National Week for Life and the Family will be celebrated across Canada 12 to 19 May 2019, with the start of the week coinciding with Mother's Day. For the seventh consecutive year, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is offering dioceses/eparchies, parishes as well as
  • National March for Life 2018 - PRO-LIFE ALL. IN.
    History will no doubt regard our society as having been marked by one of the greatest of ironies: it will be said that at precisely the time when the word “inclusion” was on every tongue, the lives of society’s most vulnerable members – the unborn, the sick and aged – became more and more excluded from the protection of the law. Today marks the beginning of Canada’s 50th
  • 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

“Life-Giving Love” Campaign

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