Children: A Gift to the World

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(Ottawa - CCCB) The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) is marking this Jubilee Year 2000 with the publication of a leaflet entitled A Child Gives Life to Love and Love to Life! (Adobe's Acrobat Reader software is needed in order to read this leaflet. Download it by clicking here.)

The leaflet emphasizes the important place of the child within our society and invites families to appreciate and celebrate life by reflecting on the miracle of each and every child who is "a promise of grace and a blessing."

"Every time a child is born, God tells us he does not despair of humanity," says the Indian poet Tagore. Giving life allows God to express hope for humanity. The child testifies to the creative presence of God in the world.

The document describes the arrival of a child as "the birth of a family" and the family as "the oldest of social organizations" and "a work in progress that must be built day by day."

COLF is a joint project of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Knights of Columbus to promote respect for human life and dignity and the essential role of the family.

Copies of the leaflet A Child Gives Life to Love and Love to Life! are available by contacting COLF by telephone at 613-241-9461, by fax at 613-241-8117 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For More information Contact:
Deacon William Kokesch
Director, Communications Service


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