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Q. 1. What is the purpose of the Catholic Women's League? Is it a Catholic Organization that is recognized by the Church?

A. 1. In summary, the mission of the Catholic Women's League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God.

The Catholic Women's League of Canada was organized nationally on June 17, 1920 and granted federal incorporation on December 12, 1923.

The League is officially recognized by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) as a lay association of women and is affiliated with the World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations (WUCWO), a world-wide federation holding membership in the conference of International Catholic Organizations (ICO) and having consultative status with agencies of the United Nations.

The objects of the League shall be to unite Catholic women of Canada:

to achieve individual and collective spiritual development.
to promote the teachings of the Catholic church.
to exemplify the Christian ideal in home and family life.
to protect the sanctity of human life.
to enhance the role of women in church and society.
to recognize the human dignity of all people everywhere.
to uphold and defend Christian education and values in the modern world.
to contribute to the understanding and growth of religious freedom, social justice, peace and harmony.

[Source: http://www.cwl.ca/League%20history%20page%203.html]

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