Communique #9 – Christian Family Life

April 28, 2020

National Chairperson of Christian Family Life Pat Deppiesse, April 28, 2020.


March for Life
I am happy to share the following information from an article written by Brian Dryden of Canadian Catholic News in the April 19, 2020 issue of The Catholic Register.

The annual physical March for Life planned for May 14th in Ottawa has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, organizers have “announced an extensive series of virtual programming that will be offered online for the first time,” building up to the day of the 23rd annual march. According to an April 8th statement from the organizing committee, “This initiative will also bring awareness to the killing occurring at the other end of the spectrum, near the end of life, with a focus on the proposed expansions to Canada’s euthanasia law.”

Online activities will be available through starting May 10th and running through to May 14th. “Programming will include pro-life films and interviews, a virtual candlelight vigil on May 13 and online Masses and religious services on May 14.” Members can sign up for updates to the schedules at

“There are also plans for a pro-life special on May 14th to be available on the Eternal Word Television Network… hosted by international pro-life speakers Kevin Dunn and Stephanie Gray.” The special “will focus on the most important life issues facing Canadians currently—and what we can do as a nation to rebuild a culture of life.”

Encourage all members in your province to tune in to this national virtual celebration of life. Let members let all Canadians know that although the COVID-19 pandemic is shutting down events across the country, it will not shut down members’ defence of life!

Visit to get a fact sheet regarding life issues in Canada.

Be not afraid Canada! Let’s defend life! Défendons la vie!

Pat Deppiesse
National Chairperson of Christian Family Life