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The CCRL Partners with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) Seeking to Intervene at the Supreme Court on Church Governance Case
On Friday, August 4, the Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) applied for leave to intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v. Wall. On this file, the CCRL has applied jointly with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC). The case addresses whether a secular court can redecide and overturn a religious group’s internal means of administering its own decisions regarding discipline following non-adherence to internal rules.read more
The CCRL Initially Denied, then Granted Leave to Intervene in Trinity Western at the Supreme Court of Canada
Trinity Western is entitled to maintain its religious views, including its position on a biblical understanding of marriage. That view is shared by the teachings of the Catholic Church. Are Catholic lawyers to be denied accreditation? Are Catholics going to be denied entry into professions for having such views?read more
The CCRL sees no reason for the deletion of section 176, given numerous examples over the years of illegal interruptions of religious services… The government is sending the wrong message, in undervaluing the need for specific protection in law on religious services.read more
Catholics understand that violence against others, bullying, and denial of fundamental rights shared by every human being is evil. The problem with C-16 is that it could be used as a means of applying force of law against millions of Canadians who deplore discrimination against those experiencing gender dysphoria, but nonetheless believe that every person is born male or female.read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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