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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 email@example.com more
As assisted suicide spreads its nefarious presence across the country, provincial governments in two provinces have moved in opposite directions when it comes to recognition of the Charter right of freedom of conscience and religion of healthcare professionals in dealing with the practice.read more
The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) is pleased to extend its continued support for the national March for Life taking place in Ottawa today with representation from across the country. The theme for this year’s march is Life – We Stand on Guard for Theeread more
The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) is pleased to announce that it has chosen founder of MaterCare International, Dr. Robert Walley as winner of this year’s Archbishop Adam Exner Award for Catholic Excellence in Public Life.read more
Two years ago I would have never been so bold as to stand in front of a group of Catholics and say: “If you’re for euthanasia you’re not really Catholic.” Now I say it all the time, because the time for being sensitive and gingerly is over.read more
Let us all focus our attention on the Paschal Mystery and let us truly rejoice in His Resurrection. Let us remember that the war is already won, but we are asked to witness to the faith, at times heroically. Let us pray for the courage to maintain such witness for the sake of our own salvation and those of our brethren, as we work to build the City of God within the more and more hostile city of man.read more
CCRL Appears Before Ontario Provincial Parliamentary Committee in Support of Conscience Rights of Healthcare Professionals Refusing to Participate in Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia
CCRL president Phil Horgan, executive director Christian Elia, along with Toronto-based barrister and solicitor and CCRL member Catherine Pawluch appeared before a legislative committee to speak against the infringement of freedom of religion and conscience of healthcare workers caused by the implementation of assisted suicide and euthanasia and the requirement for doctors to make an “effective referral” to another physician when refusing to be complicit in killing a patient.read more
Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau in Protest against $650 million Pledge for Abortion in Developing Nations
The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) sent the following letter to Prime Minister Trudeau in strong protest against his pledge to allocate $650 million dollars for abortion in developing nations.read more
M-103 urges the government to “recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear”. While such aims are laudable, they should not come at the expense of a healthy, if at times difficult, debate, by imposing increasing limitations on free speech.read more
So many people treat religion as a hobby or an antique, that I was not really surprised. But still I wondered what has happened to people’s curiosity and their sense of the divine.read more
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