Pro-Life Symposium for Clergy*
The Body, Sexuality, and Marriage: "Supporting Lasting Marriages"
April 16 - 17, 2013, Ottawa, Ontario
*Symposium Fee: $100.00 (includes meals)
* Attention priests and deacons: Priests for Life Canada has funds available to assist with costs for accommodations, travel, etc.
Please contact us early to register.
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Fr. Alan Boisclair, Director, "Theology of the Body", Archdiocese of Vancouver
"Loving God with all Your Heart, Soul, and Body"
Dr. Maria Wolfs (Kraw): Natural Family Planning
Msgr. Edward Arsenault: Pornography as an Obstacle
NATIONAL PASTORAL INITIATIVE FOR LIFE AND THE FAMILY (ADDENDUM)
Many dioceses and parishes across Canada are preparing to implement the "National Pastoral Initiative for Life and the Family" program as developed by the Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops (CCCB) with the support of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF). This program is a special effort by the Canadian bishops to highlight the respect for life message during this "Year of Faith" (from October 11, 2012, until November 24, 2013).
In order to assist this effort, Priests for Life Canada has introduced an "Addendum" to this program. The "Addendum" outlines various Priests for Life Canada programs as well as programs available from other organizations that can supplement this program. Though the "Addendum" outlines many such programs, parishes are asked to consider at least one of these initiatives - or plan whatever initiatives your parish can handle.
See the Addendum Here! (pdf)
A NEW PRO-LIFE LEGISLATIVE EFFORT: MOTION M-408
Earlier this year, a CBC undercover operation reported that preborn girls were being killed “just because they were girls”. On September 26th, Mark Warawa, MP for Langley BC, introduced a motion asking Parliament to condemn “sex selective pregnancy termination”. Though 92% of Canadians believe that sex-selective pregnancy termination “should be illegal” (Environics poll), that doesn’t necessarily mean that Parliament will make it so.
Priests for Life Canada has prepared a support petition for your use. We encourage you to distribute this petition amongst your friends and parishioners (with your pastor's permission).
We have also had the unique opportunity to interview both Mark Warawa and Joy Smith (seconder of the motion) on The Pro-Life Hour, a Priests for Life Canada monthy radio/internet program.
LINDA GIBBONS AND MARY WAGNER, PRO-LIFE HEROINES, AWARDED
Maurice Vellacott, Member of Parliament, causes a stir when he awards Linda Gibbons and Mary Wagner the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award. Please see our Facebook Page Please send Maurice your message of approval at: www.mauricevellacott.ca.
The Catholic Register asks Fr. John Lemire, Chairman of Priests for Life Canada, about the award. Click here for the complete story.
DEFUND ABORTIONS IN ONTARIO
Campaign Life Coalition has introduced a concerted effort to stop government funding of abortions in Ontario. Mini rallies have already taken place across Ontario and more efforts are in the planning. More details about the effort are available Here!
Priests for Life Canada launches Facebook Page
We're new at it so please be patient while we join the "social media" crowd. We'll do our best to provide you with up-to-date information, support for initiatives, and exchange of ideas. To help you come on board, "like" our Facebook Page and we'll send you a free copy of Fr. Joseph Hattie's booklet, "Informed Conscience - Walking with God" (40 pages). Just click here and join us at Facebook. Please note that you DO NOT require an account with Facebook in order to access our page.
Priests for Life Canada Answers Questions on Incremental Abortion Legislation (including the gestational limits approach)
PRIESTS FOR LIFE CANADA SEEKS AN APPEAL ON THE ASSISTED SUICIDE DECISION BY THE B.C. COURT
Humanae Vitae overview
Fr. John Lemire, Chairman of Priests for Life Canada, speaks to youth at the March for Life Youth Conference
sponsored by Campaign Life Coalition, Friday, May 15, 2009. Fr. John's lively and captivating talk encourages youth to become pro-life active and invigorates all pro-lifers to continue their battle to promote the culture of life. This is a must see! (24 minutes)
Video courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition.
View Parts 2 and 3
Priests for Life Canada is an association of Canadian Catholic priests and lay people who give special emphasis to promoting and defending the sanctity of human life. A ‘Priest for Life’ is not asked to leave his diocese or specific ministry.
But isn’t every priest ‘for life’?
Yes, in fact, every person is called to stand for life. ‘Priest for Life’ means that being ‘for life’ is ESSENTIAL to the life of EVERY priest. (Just like, while every priest is for Jesus, there is also a Society of Jesus.)
Why are so many lay people involved in Priests for Life Canada?
Lay people lend support to the operations of Priests for Life Canada. It is also important for Catholic lay people to become involved in pro-life issues. Most information distributed by Priests for Life Canada is designed or directly approved by priests.
What is the purpose of Priests for Life?
Priests for Life brings together and encourages priests and all Catholics to fight the culture of death, particularly abortion and euthanasia.
What specific objectives does Priests for Life Canada have?
Priests for Life seeks to link up priests across Canada who are actively involved in the pro-life movement;
Read more about Priests for Life Canada
Please click on the above to view a short video of the titled subject
Where do I start?
Priests for Life Canada is here to help. Start here!
Our Recent Newsletters.
Download the latest version here!
"The Pro-Life Hour"
A monthly radio program by Priests for Life Canada. On the air and on the Internet.
- Pro-life Reflection on Upcoming Readings and Pro-life Intercessions.
- Parish Bulletin Pro-Life Inserts.
- Pro-life News for Catholic Clergy.
- Pro-Life Resources and Upcoming Events.
Pregnant? Need help? Or hurting after an abortion?
If you or someone you know is pregnant and needs support, there is help available.
Join the March for Life 2013 on Thursday, May 9th.
Abortion kills a human being!
For further details and reports see: www.campaignlifecoalition.com
40 Days for Life is a peaceful-prayerful witness for the unborn and their moms. Supporters gather "around the clock" at an abortion clinic for 40 days and nights bringing witness to the plight of the unborn.
Support this effort. Cities taking part are listed at www.40daysforlife.com.
Just for Life
A Popular Program to Pro-life Your Parish. It's Easy, It's Fun and It's FREE. Learn more...
Prayer to End Abortion Cards/ Bookmarks are now available.
Request your 10 FREE copies of the Priests for Life Canada "Prayer to End Abortion" Prayercard / Bookmark. Additional copies are available at 7 cents each (postage included). Please see the order form.
Prayer for Life
We worship You, O Holy Spirit, and we rejoice in You. We know no matter how strong the forces of death may be, we can still find in You the endless source of life. Renew that life in each of us, and make us worthy apostles of the Culture of Life in our day! Amen.
Join the International Perpetual Rosary for Life
(Dedicated to Fr. James Whalen (Deceased 2008), Founding National Director of Priests for Life Canada)
Are you able to commit to praying the Holy Rosary for Life at a particular time each day or once a week? We only ask you to do your best to keep your scheduled time. To take part in the International Perpetual Rosary for Life at:
Join the International Perpetual Rosary for Life
Pro Life Canada Index
This Page is intended to provide a network link to CANADIAN Pro-life Groups and Resources
Fr. James Whalen
Fr. Jim Whalen, the founding National Director of Priests for Life Canada, passed away on February 24, 2008 while giving a pro-life mission. A link to many of Fr. Jim's writings during his tenure as National Director of Priests for Life Canada.
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