Summer is coming to an end and it is time to go to work for God and Canada. It is Election year and we must familiarize ourselves with the Platforms of the Candidates.

To change the world, we must be good to those who cannot repay us. – Pope Francis

PRAYERS of the FAITHFUL—September
Sept. 15— For mercy and compassion for the lost. We Pray to the Lord
Sept.  22—For growth in pursuing God and being faithful steads.  We Pray to the Lord
Sept.  29—For faith in God and responsible stewardship of wealth. We Pray to the Lord.

As members of our community we must become familiar with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, acquire an understanding of minority issues, become knowledgeable about Human Trafficking and its prevention, actively denounce social injustice and violation of human rights at home and abroad such as domestic violence, bulling, homelessness, poverty and issues affecting Indigenous people.

Other issues of concern for this Standing Committee.

  1. The 1% collection for Development and Peace. We are waiting for direction from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
  2. Canada Summer Jobs 2019 Program. Despite the change made to the 2019 Canada Summer Jobs Program application the federal government continues to discriminate against organizations supporting Christian beliefs.
  3. Support (C.N.E.W.A.) Catholic Near East Welfare Association. C.N.E.W.A. has been a lifeline for the poor throughout the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe for ninety years. Founded by Pope Puis XI in 1926 and is under the guidance of Pope Francis. CNEWA works for, through and with the Eastern Catholic churches to identify needs and implement solutions. Donations can be made through CWL Voluntary Funds.

Resolutions pertaining to this Standing Committee, please do some work on one, two or all of them.

a) 2017.01 Full Implementation of the Supreme Court Discussion in R.V. Gladue for Indigenous Offenders.
b) 2018.01 Attestation Requirements on Canada Summer Jobs Program.
c) 2016.01 Equal access to Permanent Residence Status, an Amendment to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

May Our Lady of Good Counsel guide us as we work for God and Canada.

Susan Steiner