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CCRL Hosts its 2019 Dinner in Toronto on November 25 featuring Guest Speaker Deborah Gyapong

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

The evening will include a talk by journalist and author Deborah Gyapong.

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Fr. Anthony Van Hee, S.J., 2019 Winner of CCRL’s Exner Award

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.

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Prayer Request for CCRL 2017 Exner Award Recipient Dr. Robert Walley, founder of @MaterCareOrg
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The League Mourns the Death of Co-founder and Former Exner Award Recipient Fr. Alphonse de Valk:

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The CCRL has asked its supporters to make a greater public witness to our faith this Triduum by placing crucifixes in windows and front porches on Holy Thursday and Good Friday as an outward sign of our veneration of the cross. #GoodFriday #Triduum #HolyWeek2020 #HolyWeekAtHome

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