January 2014

A "Flair" for Love

A "Flair" for Love

(2014-01-29) From January 23 to January 25, 2014, the spotlight in the archdiocese was put on John Paul II's "Theology of the Body" due to the activities revolving around Christopher West and his visit to Montreal.

Euthanasia: A Call to Prayer

Euthanasia: A Call to Prayer

(2014-01-27) Here is a special invitation from the President of the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops on the occasion of the World Day of the Sick, Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

Message for World Communications Day

Message for World Communications Day

(2014-01-24) “Communication at the service of an authentic culture of encounter” is the title of Pope Francis' message for the 48th World Day of Social Communications.

Yes to Palliative Care, no to Euthanasia

Yes to Palliative Care, no to Euthanasia

(2014-01-23) The Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops published today a statement on Bill 52. This proposed law, was it to be adopted, would legalize euthanasia under the name "medical aid in dying."

Sponsoring a Seminarian? Becoming a Priest?

Sponsoring a Seminarian? Becoming a Priest?

(2014-01-21) During the upcoming weekends, in all the parishes, l'Œuvre des Vocations will be proposing the sponsorship of seminarians. From January 25 to February 2, future priests will give witness to their personal vocations.

$10.3 million for the Philippines

$10.3 million for the Philippines

(2014-01-18) Development and Peace has raised over $10 million to provide humanitarian aid to communities in the Philippines that were impacted by super Typhoon Haiyan, which left an estimated 14 million people in need.

Day of Prayer for Vocations

Day of Prayer for Vocations

(2014-01-17) Pope Francis invites young people to “listen to and follow Jesus, and to allow yourselves to be transformed interiorly by his words” in his Message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, which is marked on May 11.

Archbishop Lacroix named Cardinal

Archbishop Lacroix is now Cardinal

(2014-01-13) After the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis announced the names of those who will be created Cardinals at the upcoming Consistory. Among them, the Archbishop of Quebec, Most Rev. Gérald Cyprien Lacroix.

Essential Elements of Evangelization Today

Essential Elements of Evangelization Today

(2014-01-12) The Episcopal Commission for Doctrine of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has now posted on the CCCB Website a text entitled “The Essential Elements of Evangelization Today”.

The New Directory Will Soon be Available

The New Directory Will Soon be Available

(2014-01-10) The chancellor and his team have presented the new 2014 Directory to Archbishop Christian Lépine.

Theology of the Body with Christopher West

Theology of the Body with Christopher West

(2014-01-08) From January 23-25, 2014, several activities related to Blessed John Paul II's Theology of the Body will be held in the diocese.

Ecumenical Service 2014

Ecumenical Service 2014

(2014-01-07) On January 19, 2014, you are invited to join with brothers and sisters of various Montreal Churches in an ecumenical celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Auxiliary Bishop appointed for Ottawa

Auxiliary Bishop appointed for Ottawa

(2014-01-07) His Holiness Pope Francis today appointed the Reverend Christian Riesbeck, C.C., as Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa. At the time of his appointment, he was the Chancellor of the Archdiocese.

Pope announces papal visit to Holy Land

Pope announces papal visit to Holy Land

(2014-01-06) Pope Francis will visit the Holy Land on May 24-26, 2014. The main purpose of the trip is to commemorate the historic meeting between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras, which took place on January 5th, 1964.