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A Beacon in the Darkness

Blessed New Year greetings.

I trust the Christmas period was both restful and peaceful for you and those near to you.

I took a week off from work, enjoying time with family, friends and a brief visit to Quebec City.

The season of peace, and the Prince of peace, was short lived, as on returning to work I was reminded of the battle ranging in our world.

On my very first day back, two women called our crisis pregnancy phone number asking how to abort their unborn child. And, within a few days, two other calls asking the same were received.

Your on-going support helps us maintain a link (both by phone and by internet) to these and other women so that the message of life-giving alternatives and concrete support become known.

Two of the callers were adamant about their decision to abort; no wiggle room.

The other two, on the other hand, offered slim possibilities. These listened to our offer of support. Please pray that our words softened their hearts and saved their unborn child.

The Problem of Evil

Ending abortion in Quebec seems like a herculean task.

Yet as people of faith we believe in the impossible, and act accordingly – with charity.

Nonetheless, we may wonder why is God not doing more to end the evil of abortion, permitting it and other evil acts to occur? Could it be that He is not all-powerful? … nor all-loving?

The presence of evil has bothered many over the centuries, even right to this day. Suffering, injustice, and death are all clearly seen, daily, in our families, in the news.

Why does God permit evil? The short answer is not God but we are the agents of evil deeds, wreaking havoc on one another, by our misguided choices.

Philosopher Peter Kreeft explains evil with a simple enough example: one person striking another with a stone. He says that what God has created is good – mineral, vegetable, and animal; see Genesis chapter 1. The stone, the hand as part of God’s creation are good in themselves.

Evil enters the picture via the decisions and the actions we do. Returning to Mr. Kreeft’s example, deciding to strike another with a stone and carrying through with that decision are evil.

“I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned in thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do…”

Kreeft’s statement reminds me of the Confiteor, that prayer we recite at every Eucharistic liturgy, a segment of which noted above.

Our misguided free will commits reprehensible acts.

Why, then, did God grant us free will if the possibility of misusing it exists? Why does God not prevent our evil deeds?

Kreeft likens God to a parent not interfering with a child suffering to learn a school lesson. You and I, our lesson is in freedom to love and choose good, building His kingdom. Unlike marionettes and the like, human beings are active not passive agents, participating in God’s creation doing good and combatting the evils of death, suffering, and injustice, wherever and whenever these appear.

With your support, we will continue to receive calls and emails from women living precarious situations so as to present life-affirming ways and building a culture of life.

On behalf of the entire Quebec Life Coalition family, I wish you Blessed 2018!


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Being Grateful

As we enter more fully into this holiday period, I recently took the opportunity to take stock of my life and was surprised by a strong feeling of gratitude.

I am grateful to God for my wife and my four boys, for my benevolent parents, for my health (apart from stubborn case of sinusitis ...).

I am also particularly grateful to God for having encouraged you, our benefactors, with great generosity, a generosity that provides me the invaluable gift of freedom.

Georges_.PNGMy wife, my peers agree that I must be among the freest men in Quebec, and this is largely due to your generosity. Let me explain.

Suppose you are a politician, and you publicly state that abortion is an evil and every effort must be made to reduce it. Your fate is predictable – out you go.

If you are a teacher and object to the ethics and religious culture course or the new so-called "sex education" course, get ready to be rebuffed and possibly fired.

In the event that you are a psychiatrist or psychologist, and you give the opinion – along with evidence to support your claim - that homosexuality in some people could possibly be reversed, your career is at risk. Are you a social worker who publicly states that children benefit greatly from having a father and a mother at home? You will most likely be looking for another job.

Would you have a prestigious job as a senior public official, if you were seen outside praying for the end of the abortion, sign in hand? Unlikely.

In fact, for the public servant or the employee of a large corporation, for the director of an organization receiving government donations, or for the TV or radio star, freedom of speech is almost impossible because their financial security depends on a government or big corporations with a mundane anti-life, anti-family and anti-God spirit. Everyone feels so compelled to remain silent or utter the annoying politically correct clichés of our era.

On the other hand, your generosity allows me as well as my peers at the Quebec Life Coalition to tell the truths which others dare not.truths which others dare not.

Over the past year we have published hundreds of articles denouncing abortion, euthanasia, the deleterious effects of homosexual "marriage" on society. In November of this year I was interviewed on a radio talk show and expressed truths that would have gotten me fired from many jobs. Yet because of your generosity, you permit that in Quebec there is at least one organization that can time and time again speak out against the excesses of our time.

Gratitude and …

This feeling of gratitude, this freedom of speech that you allow us, is accompanied by a deep feeling of guilt: have I made the most of this freedom? Have I spoken enough, with enough frankness, skill, and vigor?

Until now we have neglected to express our message in places where many contemporaries gather, that is, on YouTube and other sites hosting online videos.

Yet, recently, we put an end to this lacuna, by rearranging my office into a studio, procuring equipment that will permit the production and editing of video films. You can see the results here:

Of course, none of this is possible except through God, who acts through you, encouraging you to give generously. And for that I thank Him, and I thank you.

On behalf of my family and the whole team of Quebec Life Coalition, I wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Georges Buscemi, President
Quebec Life Coalition

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An Advent Plan

We are about to enter the advent season and might I suggest two mothers with child to pray and fast for?

Advent is that time of the year when the faithful are encouraged to prepare themselves worthily to celebrate the anniversary of Our Lord Jesus Christ’s birth into the world as the incarnate God of Love through prayer and fasting.

Mother_Child.jpegOn December 25th we welcome Him with joy and the four Sundays and weeks preceeding are used to prepare, for some via fasting and others shopping for gifts to dear and near ones.

I recently met an expectant mother who like the mother of Our Redeemer is experiencing obstacles concerning the livelihood of her child and who, again like Mary, is confiding these and herself to God.

Mary faced a jealous king, Herod, intent on killing her child.

Our contemporary mother faces a similar threat.

This woman’s physician is pressuring her to abort her 3 month old as an ultrasound revealed unusual findings in both the child’s intestinal tract and head.

Further, as this latter news was not bad enough, the same physician reinforced his message of destruction by suggesting that if she were to allow the child to be born, it would undergo suffering and an early death.

Yet like our blessed mother, this present-day mother decided to commend herself and her child into the loving and reliable hands of our Lord.

And Our Lord has been quick to respond. First, a close friend has supported her during this ordeal, in prayer and with sage advice.

Next an internet search led her to us and since contacting us, we have been helping her find a new physician, one who will safeguard the wellbeing of her and her child.

An Advent Plan

Aid to women, political action, and education, wedded in prayer, are components that we at the Quebec Life Coalition, with your support, are using to destroy the beast which is abortion.

Here are other examples. On Saturday, November 4, 2017, over 35 persons met in Montreal to discuss the political structures that undermine the culture of life in both our province and country. Four speakers and a plenary session focussed upon concrete actions that may be taken to influence the forthcoming elections – in 2018 provincially and the following year, federally.

The very next day, we concluded a 40 day prayer vigil for the end of abortion. On the streets of Montreal, we prayed and fasted daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in plain sight of Montrealers and others who travel along the busy intersections, offering education about the pro-life message to persons interested and willing to stop to talk with us about the issue of abortion.

Aid to women, political action, and education, are the concrete ways we are engaged at defeating abortion, all the while petitioning our Creator via prayer and fasting.

Thank you for your on-going support at building up a culture of life.

Wishing you all a blessed advent preparation,

Yours in Christ Jesus,


Brian Jenkins

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Day 1 Turnaround

This past Wednesday, September 27, we began our twice annual 40 day prayer vigil for the end of abortion and God was with us.

First, the prayer vigil runs through to Sunday, November 5 and like the springtime vigil, we are at two locations. Weekdays, we may be found near the intersection of Berri and St-Catherine streets, the hub of the abortion industry in Montreal and the province, with no fewer than five abortion facilities in the area. And weekends we are in the more tranquil location of Lahaie Park, across the street from former location of the Morgentaler facility where upwards of 60 000 unborn children died during its 20+ years of operation.

Freedom of Expression

Within the first week of the vigil two remarkable stories emerged.

One came in the form of a letter to the editor.

A commuter irate with our peaceful prayerful presence on her daily commute wrote a shaming letter which a Montreal daily published.

I won’t dwell on the contents of the letter, leaving the interest reader to peruse this letter on their own.

Rather, I wish to note the responses which the letter garnered. Remarkably, seven of the ten respondents took issue with the letter writer.

For example, one respondent wrote: “The people of UQAM, this ‘high place of knowledge and militancy’ do not like freedom of expression. It seems intolerable that such a message (the prayer vigil) is addressed, the author says. …. I find it intolerable to read her text in the morning! How does she dare to think otherwise than I do?"

Day 1 Saved Child

More remarkable than this unusual show of support occurred on the very first day of the vigil.

A friend called me to say that a pregnant woman whom she and I had been accompanying had decided to cancel the appointment scheduled for the next day with the abortionist. (On Day 22, I received confirmation that the pregnancy was continuing and how the mother was overjoyed with her decision.)

Maria2.PNGOpposite is a three-year who also was spared the deadly fate of abortion.

On October 17, 2017, I attended her birthday party with family and friends.

At the spring 2014 vigil, her mother arrived at the abortion facility and on seeing a friend and me came over to speak. The ensuing conversation helped her decide to cancel her appointment and the result is obvious – a joy filled youngster who enjoys dancing!

We are into the second half of the forty day prayer for the end of abortion. In solidarity with those of us on the streets, you can easily participate.

Consider joining us, weekdays at the corner of St-Catherine and Berri streets and weekends at Lahaie Park - 30 St. Joseph Blvd. east. Both days we will be present from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Consider joining us wherever you may be. Jesus frequently made time to connect with His Heavenly Father. You can do the same. At home, in an adoration chapel, or wherever the spirit leads you, Our heavenly Father is ever ready to sit down with you.

Thank you for your on-going support for building a culture of life.

Yours in Christ Jesus,
Brian Jenkins
Outreach Coordinator

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Lying, Loving and Praying

Have you ever been lied to?

As we all have been lied to, so too we have lied.

A recent incident moves me to ask the question. This past Saturday, August 26, 2017, the Quebec Life Coalition coordinated a Pilgrimage for Life – a walk through the streets of Montreal, starting early and continuing through until early afternoon, travelling 12 km, visiting seven holy shrines and seven abortion sites.

Little did we know that a “Judas” was among us!

A journalist for the Journal de Montréal described himself as such, more for sensational reasons I suspect than historical accuracy, as the disciple who betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver.

(I think the journalist is referring to Judas Iscariot rather than the lesser known Thaddeus-Judas as little is known of the latter other than being the brother of the apostle James.)

I learned of his deception a few days after the pilgrimage had occurred as “Judas” reported upon his incognito participation in a blog post on the Montreal daily’s website.

I won’t dwell on the contents of the web report, but rather our response.

What Would Jesus Do?

In addition to the Ten Commandments, we are guided by Jesus's words and deeds. At the final supper, after having washed the feet of his disciples and Judas off on his infamous errand, Jesus tells us:

34 I have a new commandment to give you, that you are to love one another; that your love for one another is to be like the love I have borne you. 35 The mark by which all men will know you for my disciples will be the love you bear one another. (John13)

Our Lord orders us to respond to life’s circumstances in the same manner that he would – with love.

Love accompanied by Prayer

In addition to the command to love, Christ fosters prayer.

Not a few times, we read that he went off to pray, on his own or with his disciples.

22 As soon as this was done (feeding the five thousand), he prevailed upon his disciples to take ship and cross to the other side before him, leaving him to send the multitudes home. 23 When he had finished sending them home, he went up by himself on to the hill-side, to pray there; twilight had come, and he remained there alone. (Matthew 14)

40-days-for-life.jpgAs we are about to begin a forty day prayer for the end of abortion, consider joining us in prayer.

Join us on the streets of Montreal from Wednesday September 27 to November 5. Weekdays we will be at the epicentre of the abortion industry in Montreal and Quebec – the corner of St-Catherine and Berri streets. And weekends we will be at Lahaie Park, across the street of the site of the former Morgentaler abortion facility - 30 St. Joseph Blvd. east. Both days we will be present from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us wherever you are. Jesus found a secluded “hill-side” to connect with His Heavenly Father. You can do the same at home, in an adoration chapel, or wherever the spirit leads you.

Then, beware for amazing things will happen. “21 It was while all the people were being baptized that Jesus was baptized too, and stood there praying. Suddenly heaven was opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit came down upon him in bodily form, like a dove, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased. (Luke 3)

Our Lord will hear us and respond.

Thank you for your on-going support for building up a culture of life.

Yours in Christ Jesus,

Brian Jenkins
Outreach Coordinator

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The First Thing

PAY-Charlie-Gard.jpgIt is with regret and sadness I that I learned of the death of Charlie Gard on July 26, 2017.

The 10 month-old Brit gained world-wide attention as his parents fought colossal opponents to safeguard his life and have their parental rights respected.

The boy’s physician, the hospital where he was admitted, and two European courts argued that it was in Charlie’s “best interest” that he receive no further medical treatment.

On the other hand, his parents wanted to transfer him to a US hospital where an experimental procedure could be attempted to cure him from a rare disease.

A not insignificant amount of hope appeared. First, a worldwide appeal for funding brought in close to $2 million. Second, both President Trump and the Holy Father, Pope Francis, got wind of the story and offered support. Finally a New York City physician specializing in mitochondrial dysfunction –the disease which Charlie had – offered his support.

Yet, this hope vanished when the cited physician travelled to England to examine Charlie and diagnosed his condition being beyond his ability.

So on July 24, Charlie’s parents withdrew their opposition to the hospital’s wishes to remove child’s life support. And within days, Charlie was removed from his life support system and died.

Your on-going support of our work at the Quebec Life Coalition allows the Charlie Gards of this world not to go unnoticed and to affirm the place of parents in the lives of their children.

A second assault on the culture of life occurred closer to home. On Monday, July 24, 2017, Montrealers learned of a barbaric attack on a young pre-born child in the wee morning hours of the same day.

An 8 month-old was repeated stabbed by his father while still in his mother’s womb. While the mother’s condition was stabilized, unfortunately the same fate did not occur; the child delivered via caesarian-section died from his wounds.

The incident drew much media coverage. Columnist Richard Martineau wrote passionately about the insanity of Canada’s lack of abortion legislation. Rightly he observed that had the child died while still in his mother’s womb, no criminal charges could be brought against the father as the unborn child does not have any judicial standing until he or she has entirely exited his mother’s womb.

A minute prior to delivery, the unborn child is not considered a human being according to Criminal Law. Or, as Mr. Martineau crassly and correctly puts it: “Beneath the skin, you’re nothing. Above, you’re a human being with an identity and rights.”

We need your prayers.

We are preparing to begin yet another 40 day prayer vigil for the end of abortion. We need to draw public attention to the insanity that is occurring in our country. Your prayers are needed to support those of us who venture into the public arena to not remain silent to the insanity around us.

Your prayers will also help us penetrate the sour looks, the stinging insults and rebuffs, the ridicule and adverse criticism and touch the hearts of all who come in contact with our peaceful and prayerful vigil so that eyes may be opened to the wonder of the unborn life and the insanity that abortion is.

Your prayers will permit hope to enter a troubled culture given over to false idols and allow the love of our faith bring light to the blind. Your constancy in prayers in this public witness, enabling us to persevere until the end, cannot be underestimated.

The beginning of the end of abortion in Quebec is upon us. We have witnessed positive signs over the past years.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours in Christ Jesus,


Brian Jenkins
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Outreach Coordinator
Quebec Life Coalition


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The Virtue of Docility

Don’t you just like it how God is doing marvellous things in our lives?

Further, these past weeks, I got to see what He is doing in the lives of two other people.

First there is the example of little Charlie Gard.

You may have heard how eleven-month old Charlie has some serious culture of death foes aligned against him. His physician, the hospital in London, England, where he is supposedly being taken of, the courts of England and Europe are all obstructing his parents’ wish to withdraw him from the hospital so he may receive elsewhere an experimental treatment for his rare and believed to be terminal disease. These four horsemen refuse believing that keeping Charlie alive will prolong his suffering as there is “no chance” of recovery.

You read correctly; it is better to let Charlie die than to live and suffer !

Charlie_.jpgFortunately for Charlie, his parents think otherwise.

Also, fortunately, news of Charlie’s plight has travelled internationally and spokespersons for the culture of life have stepped forward expressing support for Charlie and his parents. President Trump, Pope Francis, two members of the US House of Representatives and many others have all taken noticed and offered support, including medical treatment using an experimental protocol.

In this latter group of supporters are some 350 000 ordinary people like you and I who have signed a petition which was delivered this past Friday (July 7, 2017) by Charlie’s parents to the London hospital asking that he be released so that he may receive treatment overseas.

Our prayers and petition support are working to confront and reverse this grave contravention of life and parental rights. Here are 3 petition which you can sign:

Second, I wish also to ask your prayers for someone locally caught up in death throes of a different kind.

Ghyslain may be familiar to many of you who attended this past spring’s 40-day prayer vigil for the end of abortion.

He gave generously of his time, often arriving early and frequently staying until closing, 5 days a week.

Also, he was a joy to be with, expressing abundant good cheer and faithfully speaking in defense of the many unborn children facing death at the nearby abortions facilities.

Lastly, he was a good witness to many: for many years, in his former life, Ghyslain had consumed and sold drugs at the very location where the vigil was going on!

I ask for your prayers for Ghyslain because he has had a relapse.

Yet, again, God is walking with one of His own as the following events show:

  1. At the end of June, a friend of both Ghyslain and myself invited me to a public lecture - a testimony from a young man who left an addiction lifestyle with the help of a faith-based treatment centre.
  2. After the testimony, I met the speaker, Edward, and mentioned Ghyslain to him at which he offered to meet him.
  3. Within the week of the testimony, Ghyslain called me, to my surprise since I had lost contact with him since last April and as he is without a phone and has been evicted from his apartment.
  4. Over lunch, I suggested meeting Edward to which he accepted.

Unfortunately, on the day of the meeting with Edward, Ghyslain was a no show. Edward was consoling, understanding that meeting a former addict can be a giant step for an active user.

Docile to the Holy Spirit

Ending abortion in Quebec is our goal here at the QLC, accomplished largely by the continued support of you and all of our benefactors.

As faithful servants of Our Lord Jesus Christ we need to be docile to His directives in all matters including “defending the human person, from conception to natural death.”

Charlie and Ghyslain have entered our lives and have immediate needs to which our Lord is calling us to attend. This is the battlefront between the culture of life and the culture of death and where with your support we can fight honourably.

Yours in Christ Jesus,


Brian Jenkins
Outreach Coordinator


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Lead, kindly Light

We’re on the cusp of summer. The signs are unmissable - warm temperatures, blooming lilacs, and life abounding abundantly. Has the harshness of winter been forgotten?

Though the harshness of winter may be forgotten, there is another harshness that cannot be – abortion.

On Saturday, May 27, 2017, several hundred people took part in the 3rd annual March for Humanity and Genocide Prevention, here in Montreal. Originally created in memory of the victims of the Armenian genocide of 1915, this march of solidarity also recalls the memory of other genocides and atrocities committed around the world.

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QLC supporter Marie-Louise Sheitoyan, a first generation Armenian Canadian, was present and spoke openly about the very “first genocide” – abortion.

Though a dictionary definition of genocide is “the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group,” abortion is not dissimilar to genocide as it is both “deliberate and systematic”: 1. Our governments have instituted and have paid for it since the early 1970s and 2. Our governments have not legislated against it though given the freedom to do so by our Supreme Court in 1989.

There is another similarity. Though unborn children do not form a distinct “racial, political or cultural group” – even though girls as a sexual group are disproportionately aborted — unborn children do constitute a "group" as varying factors such as genetic defect, poor timing, etc. bring about their “destruction” resulting in upwards of 30 000 deaths per year in Québec.

Returning to Ms. Sheitoyan, she carried the pro-life message to several people on this day. First, a young woman spoke a “woman’s right to choose” and that “everybody in society accepts it.”

To this, Marie-Louise responded with a personal anecdote. The youngest of 16 kids, her brother may not have survived the fourth month of their mother’s pregnancy, as she was diagnosed with a fibroid and advised by her doctor to either abort or die. A woman of faith, she prayed and allowed nature to run its course and in time delivered a healthy boy with no harm to herself. Today, this boy is nearing retirement age and is the father of four children.

Marie-Louise also spoke with retired senator and General Roméo Dallaire. On sharing her view about the “first genocide,” the retired soldier and diplomat shrugged his shoulders, which she interpreted to mean “but what can we do.” Silence helps the aggressor, never the victim.

Finally, Marie-Louise’s attention was drawn to a well-dressed gentleman. She introduced herself and found out that he was the Armenian consul visiting from Ottawa for the event. She learned how ignorant he was of the Canadian landscape – unhindered abortion and this over the entire gestational period. She schooled him and encouraged him to promote the annual National March for Life.

Beginning with Prayer

Ending abortion begins with prayer. Prayer permits us to hear Our Lord speak to us in the silence of our hearts, on how to carry out His Divine plan, ending abortion in Québec.

For Ms. Sheitoyan, this meant sharing the pro-life message. For her mother, permitting the life budding inside of her to continue, trusting that God, the creator, will do what is best.

How do you and I discern God’s will for us in a province though rooted and steeped in religious faith yet mired in a culture of death, if not through prayer?

Lead, kindly Light

LEAD, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom,
   Lead thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home, -
   Lead thou me on!
Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene, - one step enough for me...

- John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

Abandonning ourselves to God to become his instrument within His plan has moved us at the Quebec Life Coalition to implement different projects:

  • Supporting pregnant women in difficulty at our pregnancy centre and by other means;
  • Promoting of the annual National March for Life in Ottawa;
  • Instructing the grassroots in defending our values and our Faith.

These are the fruits of our prayer, years of prayer, and the prayers of those who have preceded us.

You are welcome to join us on this path of ending abortion in Québec. In fact, we need you to join us.

Yours in Christ Jesus,


Brian Jenkins
Outreach Coordinator
Quebec Life Coalition


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Photos - National March for Life

I’m writing to thank you for your participation in the 20th annual National March for Life this past Thursday, May 11, 2017 !

Yes, not all of you were aboard one of the two buses chartered to travel to Ottawa to participate in this day rich in prayer and political action.

Yet I believe that all of you participated in one way or another – by your physical presence, in prayer, and/or in your sacrifices, so that the most defenseless in our society, the unborn child, would have a chance for life.

O Canada! We Stand on Guard for … life.

CLClogo.pngSince our country's founding 150 years ago, Canada has defended for most of those years the life of the child growing in his/her mother's womb. Our very first prime minister, John A. MacDonald, referred to abortion as sapping the life blood of Canada.

Only in 1968, 100 years after the founding of our country, did abortion practices become legal and in 1988 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that our abortion laws were unconstitutional thereby permitting abortions to be done at any moment during the entire gestational period.

Rallies in defense of the unborn child on Parliament Hill began immediately and ten years later The National March for Life was born. From a few thousand people it has grown to well over 20 000 these past four years. The Quebec Life Coalition (QLC) has been actively chartering Quebecers to Ottawa for the day since 2011.

Tridentine Mass, followed by Procession

This year we witnessed several firsts. For instance, there was a larger number of persons boarding at the Pointe-Claire location than in previous years.

Also, for the first time in the 20 year history of the march, a religious service was celebrated in Latin. Organized by QLC President Mr. Georges Buscemi, the community at St. Clement Church opened its doors and welcomed celebrant Fr. Demets, FSSP, who came from Quebec City for the occasion to preside the Tridentine service. About a quarter of the travelers from Montreal got off at St. Clement and joined twice as many parishioners of this lower town faith community. The remaining travelers were dropped off at either Notre-Dame Cathedral or at Ottawa's First Baptist Church.

Finally, after the mass, between twenty-five and thirty of the faithful gathered outside of St. Clement in order prayerfully process down old Saint Patrick road to Parliament Hill. We recited prayers and chanted hymns as we made our way through lower town and the By-Ward market. It took us about thirty minutes to reach the hill.

Thank you, one and all, for your support in making this day possible.

Looking forward to working with you in defense of life and bringing an end to abortion.


Brian Jenkins
Outreach Coordinator
Quebec Life Coalition


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O Canada, we stand on Guard for ... Life!

The National March for Life is less than three weeks away!


Canada's Shame

Canada does not have any law regulating abortions. This means that abortions are possible at any time throughout the full nine months of gestation. We along with China and North Korea are the only countries in the world with this "distinction."

The rally in Ottawa on this the 150th anniversary of the founding of our country plays upon the lyrics from our national anthem.

Our respect for life is also mirrored in the beliefs of our first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, who opposed abortion and stated that "abortion saps the very life-blood from the nation."


Travel with QLC

Have you made your travel arrangements yet?

There are buses leaving Montreal, Quebec City (and Drummondville), and Sherbrooke.

Montreal - There will be two chartered buses from Montreal on Thursday, May 11, 2017, for this day-trip to attend the National March in Ottawa.

  • One leaves downtown Montreal (895 la Gauchetière street west, outside of Tim Horton’s) and
  • the second from Laval (Holy Name of Jesus church, 899 Chomedey Blvd.)

Both buses will stop at the Fairview Shopping Centre (Sears) in Pointe-Claire to pick up and unload passengers.

Our Program for the day is as follows:

07h00     Departure
10h00     Arrival and Mass in Ottawa
Noon       Lunch/rally on Parliament Hill
13h30     March through Ottawa
14h45     Testimonials
16h00     Return to Montreal

Register yourself by calling either 514-344-2686 or 438-930-8643. The cost is $40. 

Quebec City
- As in years past, the inter-city coach will leave the diocesan centre - 1073 rue René-Levesque West, at 7 am and arrive in Ottawa at about noon in order to partake of the events on the Hill and the walk. Departure is set for about 4 pm. This bus will pick up passagers in Drummondville - at the Tim Horton's on chemin Yamaska, at about 8:30 am. Register by calling 1-855-996-2686 or 438-930-8643. The cost is $50.

Sherbrooke - For information regarding the Sherbrooke departure, visit the organizer's Facebook page at Marche pour la vie 2017, Diocèse de Sherbrooke for registration information or call deacon Guy Fortin at 1-819-570-6889.

Looking forward to seeing you on the Hill !

Brian Jenkins
Outreach coordinator
Quebec Life Coalition


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