Community Life Standing Committee

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Wherever there are people in need of food and drink, clothing, housing, medicine, employment, education; wherever (people) lack the facilities necessary for living a truly human life or are afflicted with serious distress or illness or suffer exile or imprisonment, there Christian charity should seek them out and find them, console them with great solicitude, and help them with appropriate relief. This obligation is imposed above all upon every prosperous nation and person.
~ (Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity)

Community Life memo - Betty Colenari, National Chairperson of Community Life

• dignity and rights of persons
• social and economic justice
• refugees, immigration and citizenship
• Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP)
• developing countries

The chairperson should:
• refer to communiqués and/or annual reports from all levels
• study and act on League resolutions adopted at each level pertaining to this standing committee
• file with the recording secretary a copy of monthly and annual reports


The following are available from national office:
• National Manual of Policy and Procedure
• Constitution & Bylaws
• Resource List
• Personal Letter Writing Guide

Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP)
10 St. Mary Street, Suite 420
Toronto, ON M4Y 1P9

Phone Toll-free: (800) 494-1401
Fax: (416) 922-0957
Web site:

Current addresses for additional resources may be obtained from national office and/or your diocesan council.

Source: Executive Handbook