Publications - Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF)

Pope Francis walks resolutely in the footsteps of Saint John Paul II, Benedict XVI, Paul VI and the Second Vatican Council, to support Christian spouses and families, inviting them “to value the gifts of marriage and the family, and to persevere in a love strengthened by the virtues of generosity, commitment, fidelity
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,
A collection of Church quotations from various Church documents and papal speeches regarding the topics of euthanasia, suicide, and the Christian meaning of suffering. This collection of quotations is recommended especially for its value in the preparation of homilies.
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 encounter and especially in the weakest and most vulnerable among us. Where we
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

Bullying: A plague to combat together

Saturday, 05 October 2013
William is eight years old. Since the beginning of grade three, two of his classmates have laughed at him every day because he is a little chubby. He cries every morning before leaving the house. He does not want to go to school anymore. Olivia is 13 years old.
Words that were virtually unknown in the past are now all too familiar ... The age of Aquarius, universal consciousness, transcendental meditation, expansion of consciousness, hypnotism, cosmic energy, aura, chakras, karma, nirvana, paranormal phenomena, yoga, magic, tarot, spiritism, astrology, numerology, witchcraft, astral projection, positive and negative vibes, crystals, reiki,
Marriage Preparation Resource A beautiful 20 page brochure, with clear and concise answers to the major questions young adults ask about marriage. In a demanding social and cultural environment, discover the greatness and dignity of marriage: a divine calling, a true vocation, a path to sanctity! This overview of

Towards A True Sexual Liberation

Wednesday, 03 October 2012
This text aims to inspire readers to discover the "theology of the body" as taught by Pope John Paul II. Given the hypersexualization of the human person in our society, and the fact that we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's prophetic encyclical Humanae Vitae, this
At a time when all the baptized are called to actively engage in the new evangelization, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family offers an enthusiastic look at vocations in its 2011 Message to families, entitled "Families, did you know? Love is calling your children".Unique and irreplaceable, every child

Work + Love = Holiness!.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012
As the world progressively overcomes a serious economic crisis, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family offers an important reflection on the grandeur and dignity of work. Christians know that the main ingredient that gives any labour its value - whether it is performed outside the home or within
All the choices and decisions made by our governments and courts sooner or later directly impact every family – my family. A mobilization is needed. It is up to families to get together and develop a culture and legislation that benefit the family and reflect their true needs —
The family – my family – is called to play an important role in the New Evangelization ? How can that be ? What does it mean to evangelize ? This colourfully illustrated publication will help you better understand the call which Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God,
Is the unborn child human? When does life begin? What does science say? Is abortion a right? Does abortion affect the lives of women? Are there alternatives to abortion? In this beautifully illustrated brochure, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) answers these questions and many others in
Over the course of the last few decades, a new multi-billion dollar industry has developed, an industry which continues to make headlines around the world: ASSISTED PROCREATION. For the infertile couple, its promise is seemingly irresistible. In this 12 page brochure, written in accessible language, COLF takes an in-depth
Which parents do not dream of a future where their children will blossom and be happy? Those who have the privilege of knowing Christ do not doubt that it is through an intimate relationship of love with Him that their sons and daughters can find the deep meaning of
Who among us hasn't heard of the term "stem cells"? Medical research using these infinitely small elements of the human body promises miracle cures for terrible illnesses. The media regularly report the remarks of researchers who are enthusiastic about the therapeutic potential of embryonic stem cells. Yet other researchers

Living, Suffering and Dying...what for?

Wednesday, 20 September 2006
Some voices today are using individual freedom to call for the "right to die" when illness seems to make life too heavy a burden. This brings up the question of the purpose of existence and the purpose of suffering. Christians find the answer to these questions in the Gospel.
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, twelve months a year, the media bombards us with a variety of information and opinions. Their impact on our ways of living and thinking is real and their power is immense. In its annual Message to Families, the Catholic Organization for
Questions of life and death always provoke impassioned debates. Recently Canada again considered the possibility of legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide. Shouldn't we allow these practices in order to respect the freedom and dignity of patients? Don't we have a right to die at the time and in the

World Peace: A Family Recipe!

Wednesday, 31 August 2005
At a time when people wonder about the violence reported daily by the media, this document offers an unexpected ray of hope. The message takes an optimistic look at the mission entrusted to families: to raise sowers of peace and joy! It proposes an overview of qualities that serve
COLF and the Catholic Health Association of Canada explain why the Catholic Church supports organ donation and transplantation. The leaflet encourages people to talk to their family and friends about this issue, emphasizing that "organ donation is not an obligation: it is an act of self-giving." The leaflet also
COLF invites youth, parents, pastors and educators to rediscover the exceptional good news of the Christian family as the first school of life and faith. "The family is a little church, a sanctuary of life, a domestic church, a church at home, a mysterious presence of the living God,"

Marriage Matters!

Wednesday, 31 December 2003
This brochure sets out 12 of the most frequently asked questions in the current public debate on the redefinition of marriage. The brochure contains pertinent answers to sensitive questions such as what is marriage; if people of the same sex love each other, why can't they get married; and
In this message the Catholic Organization for Life and Family addresses single-parent families. COLF launches a call for the solidarity and compassion of all families with those that face difficulties in life. "Through the example of Jesus Christ, who took upon himself our loneliness and reclothed it with his presence,
A Wonder am I, and all Your Works are Wonders - Reflections on Some Developments in the Genetic Technologies. Order Printed Copy Sorry, no printed copies available. Download Electronic Version: Download:
"You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world." A Message on the Occasion of World Youth Day 2002. The Catholic Organization for Life and Family sees WYD 2002 as an extraordinary gathering. Thousands of young people, who wish to proclaim their faith in
This is a reflection paper on the conjugal, social and religious significance of marriage. The 44-page document presents a portrait of marriage in Canada, examines the social dimension of marriage as well as its personal and conjugal dimensions, looks at marriage from a Christian anthropological perspective and presents the
What does family prayer look like today? Is it difficult to pray with your children? How is it done? Where and when shall we pray? Here are answers to some of the questions that arise among contemporary parents who want to introduce their children to prayer. OUT OF PRINT: PRINT FREELY!
The Catholic Organization for Life and Family marks Jubilee Year 2000 with the publication of a leaflet entitled A Child Gives Life to Love and Love to Life! This brochure affirms that the arrival of every child into the world is good news, because each child is a promise
The Catholic Organization for Life and Family has published a message to salute the International Year of Older Persons. 1999 has been so designated by the United Nations. The message, A Blessing for the World, a Treasure for the Church, is contained in a six-page leaflet that reflects on
This leaflet was produced by COLF on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae Vitae. Using a question and answer format and bright illustrations, the document explains the advantages and mechanics of natural family planning.
This text was produced by the Catholic Organization for Life and Family on the occasion of the International Day of the Family, which is celebrated on May 15 each year.This brochure celebrates and explains the importance of the family and its individual members and the gifts that they are
An encouragement and celebration of the family, this brochure recognizes the challenges faced by modern families and emphasizes the strengths and uniqueness of the family in society. Order Printed Copy Sorry, no printed copies available. Download Electronic Version: Download:

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