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We, as Catholics, must live the faith with a legitimate desire to share what we know to be true about life and the human person with the world, working together for the common good to build a better Canada and indeed a better world.read more
The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) is pleased to announce that its 2019 Dinner will take place in Toronto on November 25 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.
The evening will include a talk by journalist and author Deborah Gyapong.read more
The CCRL announces that 84-year-old Jesuit priest Fr. Anthony Van Hee from Ottawa is the winner of this year’s Archbishop Adam Exner Award for Catholic Excellence in Public Life. Fr. Tony has engaged in a regular prayerful protest to oppose abortion and in support of life on Parliament Hill since 1989. He has kept his faithful vigil for over 30 years. He was arrested in October, 2018. The CCRL is involved in a constitutional challenge to the controversial bubble zone law, under which Fr. Tony is charged.read more
The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) is pleased to report that the Hollywood Blockbuster film Unplanned is finally being screened in Canada, albeit for one week only beginning on Friday, July 12.read more
Ontario is the only provincial or territorial jurisdiction which has made demands to this extent with its doctors. Other jurisdictions have elected to recognize such conscientious objections, or have provided a means to allow other transfers of a patient’s file, without infringing such rights.read more
The right to life and the sanctity of human life is fundamental to all of the civil rights issues that the CCRL addresses through its work.read more
On behalf of the Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) and our national Board, may you find joy in the Risen Christ, who remains the answer to all our troubles.read more
The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) notes with regret last week’s introduction of proposed legislation to force all religious symbols to be removed by specific public sector workers in the province of Quebec.read more
Déclaration sur le projet de loi 21 au Québec visant à supprimer les symboles religieux des travailleurs du secteur public québécois
La Ligue catholique des droits humains (LCDH) note avec regret la présentation, la semaine dernière, d’un projet de loi visant à obliger certains travailleurs du secteur public à enlever tout symbole religieux.read more
The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) notes with alarm and despair this morning’s knife attack of Father Claude Grou, rector of St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal, while presiding at morning Mass.read more
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