CCRL Spring Dinner 2017 to be hosted in Toronto on June 19 with Guest Speaker Dr. Andrew Bennett

Toronto, ON May 26, 2017 – The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) is pleased to announce that its annual Spring Dinner will take place in Toronto on June 19 at 6:30 pm at the Sala Caboto Ballroom at 40 Playfair Ave, west of Dufferin, south of Lawrence. Tickets are $125 each for individuals. We are offering a special rate of $1000 for a table of 10. We encourage organizations, or even groups of friends to save money and help the CCRL by organizing a table. With either option an RSVP is required by calling (416) 466-8244 or 1-844-722-CCRL or by emailing ccrl@ccrl.ca. The evening will include a talk by Dr. Andrew Bennett, Canada’s first Ambassador for Religious Freedom and former Head of the Office of Religious Freedom. The 2017 Archbishop Adam Exner Award for Catholic Excellence in Public Life will be presented to Dr. Robert Walley. For Spring Dinner tickets, please email ccrl@ccrl.ca or call 416-466-8244 or 1-844-722-CCRL     About the CCRL Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) (www.ccrl.ca) assists in creating conditions within which Catholic teachings can be better understood, cooperates with other organizations in defending civil rights in Canada, and opposes defamation and discrimination against Catholics on the basis of their beliefs. The CCRL was founded in 1985 as an independent lay organization with a large nationwide membership base. The CCRL is a Canadian non-profit organization entirely supported by the generosity of its members. For further information: Christian Domenic Elia, PhD CCRL Executive Director 416-466-8244...

George Weigel is the CCRL’s Guest Speaker at our AGM on October 26, 2016 in Toronto

The following notice is of particular interest to those in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). On Wednesday, October 26, we will be having our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the hall of Holy Rosary Church, 354 St. Clair Avenue West, M5P 1N4. We will begin with Mass in the church at 5:30 pm. Light refreshments will follow in the church hall. The AGM will begin at 7 pm with George Weigel speaking at 7:30 pm. George Weigel, who received his MA from the University of St. Michael’s College is one of America’s leading Catholic public intellectuals. The renowned Catholic theologian is Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he holds the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies. Mr. Weigel is the author or editor of over 20 books. His weekly column, “The Catholic Difference,” is syndicated to 60 newspapers. All are invited to this event. Please spread the word on social media and please inform your friends. Kindly RSVP at ccrl@ccrl.ca or by calling (416) 466-8244. We humbly ask a donation from those in attendance who are able to contribute. TTC: Holy Rosary is only a short walk east from St. Clair West Subway station.       About the CCRL Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) (www.ccrl.ca) assists in creating conditions within which Catholic teachings can be better understood, cooperates with other organizations in defending civil rights in Canada, and opposes defamation and discrimination against Catholics on the basis of their beliefs. The CCRL was founded in 1985 as an independent lay organization with a large nationwide membership base. The CCRL is a Canadian...

CCRL Spring Dinner 2016 to be hosted in Toronto on June 2 with Guest Speaker Douglas Farrow

Toronto, ON May 10, 2016 – The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) is pleased to announce that its annual Spring Dinner will take place in Toronto on June 2 at 6:30 pm at the Sala Caboto Ballroom at 40 Playfair Ave, west of Dufferin, south of Lawrence. Tickets are $100 each and an RSVP is required by calling (416) 466-8244 or 1-844-722-CCRL or by emailing ccrl@ccrl.ca. The evening will include a talk by Douglas Farrow, Professor of Christian Thought at McGill University, holder of the Kennedy Smith Chair in Catholic Studies, and Project Director for Pluralism, Religion and Public Policy. The 2016 Archbishop Adam Exner Award for Catholic Excellence in Public Life will be presented to Alex Schadenberg. For Spring Dinner tickets, please email ccrl@ccrl.ca or call 416-466-8244 or 1-844-722-CCRL     About the CCRL Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) (www.ccrl.ca) assists in creating conditions within which Catholic teachings can be better understood, cooperates with other organizations in defending civil rights in Canada, and opposes defamation and discrimination against Catholics on the basis of their beliefs. The CCRL was founded in 1985 as an independent lay organization with a large nationwide membership base. The CCRL is a Canadian non-profit organization entirely supported by the generosity of its members. For further information: Christian Domenic Elia, PhD CCRL Executive Director 416-466-8244...

Annual General Meeting: December 15, 2015 in Toronto

The following notice is of particular interest to those in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). On Tuesday, December 15 we will be having our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the hall of St. Pius X Church, 2305 Bloor Street West, M6S 1P1. We will begin 7 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Our guest speaker is Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC). He will speak about the issue of conscience rights for health care workers, which is of critical importance particularly in light of the new Canadian regime of mercy killing launched last February by the Supreme Court of Canada with its overturning of provisions in law against assisted suicide.  All are invited to this free event. Please spread the word on social media and please inform your friends. TTC: Between Runnymede and Jane Subway stations on the south side of Bloor St. W.; Green P Parking...

Annual General Meeting: December 9, 2014 in Toronto

The following notice is of particular interest to those in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). On Tuesday, December 9 we will be having our Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Newman Centre of the University of Toronto, 89 St. George Street, M5S 2E8. We will begin with Mass at 7 pm in the chapel. The AGM will commence at 7:30 pm in the Oak Room. Light refreshments will be provided. Our guest speaker is Faith Goldy of Sun News Network, a professed Catholic journalist. She will speak on issues of faith in the public sphere, as well as her own journey in our shared call to holiness. All are invited to this free event. Please spread the word on social media and please inform your...