February 2013

Benedict XVI meets the Cardinals for the last time

The College of Cardinals meets Benedict XVI

(2013-02-28) At 11:00am in the Clementine Hall, Benedict XVI greeted the College of Cardinals, whose dean, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, addressed a short farewell to the Pope on behalf of all those present. Read the report.

Pope last General Audience

Pope bids farewell with moving address

(2013-02-27) St. Peter’s Square was already swarming with pilgrims at 7 a.m. this morning, more than three hours ahead of the last general audience of Pope Benedict XVI. Read the report.

Cardinal Turcotte leaving for Rome : Press Conference

Press Conference before the Conclave

(2013-02-25) The Archbishop of Montreal, Most Rev. Christian Lépine, together with Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte will meet with the media tomorrow, February 26, 2013, at 10 A.M. A live webcast will be available directly from our website.

Pope Benedict XVI's farewell Angelus

"I will never abandon the Church"

(2013-02-25) Pilgrims from around the world came to listen to Pope Benedict XVI’s message on Sunday, during his last Angelus address. Read the report by Vatican Radio.

Physicians say no to Euthanasia

Physicians against euthanasia

(2013-02-20) Yesterday, the Physicians' Alliance for Total Refusal of Euthanasia called on their colleagues and the population at large today to clearly sensitize them to the dangers of euthanasia. Read the details.

Mass for the Feast of the Chair of St Peter

Mass for the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

(2013-02-18) On February 22, 7:30 P.M., at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, Archbishop Christian Lépine will celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving for the ministry of Pope Benedict XVI on the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter.

All-Nighter at Mary Queen of the World

Montreal All-Nighter at the Cathedral

(2013-02-18) For the fourth consecutive year, the magnificent Mary Queen of the World Cathedral will be opening her doors to the MONTREAL HIGH LIGHTS festival as part of the Montreal All-Nighter on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Details

Ash Wednesday in Rome

Pope’s decision inspired by ‘good of the Church’

(2013-02-14) Thousands of pilgrims flocked to the Vatican yesterday in the hopes of participating in one of Pope Benedict XVI’s final public appearances. Read the report.

The Time of Lent

Living Lent

(2013-02-12) Ash Wednesday marks the entry into the time of Lent. For that special occasion, we have prepared some texts, videos and useful information on the subject. More suggestions can be added during Lent.

Diocesan reactions to Pope Benedict's resignation


(2013-02-11) Vicar General Msgr. Michel Parent responds to Pope Benedict XVI's renunciation. Check here for links to Archbishop Lépine, Bishop Dowd, and Cardinal Turcotte in the media.

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

Pope Benedict XVI resigns

(2013-02-11) Pope Benedict XVI has announced his resignation as the leader of the universal Catholic Church, effective February 28. Pope Benedict served as the Vicar of Christ for nearly eight years. He is 85 years old.

Newsletter has finally arrived

Newsletter to come this week

(2013-02-04) On February 6, 2013, the Wednesday E-Mail will definitively be replaced by a newsletter. Do not forget to sign up now! Click here for a preview of our weekly publication.

New project for SOCABI

The psalter for solitude

(2013-02-01) SOCABI, the French-language equivalent of the Catholic Biblical Association of Canada, has launched a new biblical project, Le Psautier des solitudes ("The psalter for solitude"). Read the details.