Toronto, ON April 10, 2020 – In response to our Holy Week message and call to action, supporters and friends of the Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) are placing crucifixes in their windows and on their front porches to demonstrate a public witness to our faith during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is our outward sign of the veneration of the cross.

For Eastertide we propose hanging banners reading Christ is Risen or He arose and appeared to many.

We propose that League supporters and friends approach their pastors to have banners hung on church facades and that parishioners are encouraged to do the same.

Let us continue to evangelize in these difficult days.

A coronavirus from Wuhan has infected the world. Let us avoid becoming as oppressed as Chinese Cathoilcs in response.

Let us remember that we are citizens of that other Kingdom, the heavenly Jerusalem, and that Jesus Christ is our King, to whom we owe a greater allegiance.

In the face of these current limitations, let’s not hide our light under bushel baskets.

We appeal to any of you not financially impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, who may wish to accomplish more almsgiving by sending a donation to the CCRL by clicking here or by mailing a cheque to the CCRL at 2305 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M6S 1P1, or by calling the office at (416) 466-8244 or 1-844-722-CCRL.

About the CCRL

Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) ( 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.

To donate to the CCRL, please click here.

For further information:

Christian Domenic Elia, PhD
CCRL Executive Director