November 2015

The Dominican Family Celebrate 800 Years

(2015-11-25) The Dominicans of the world, and associated laypeople, are celebrating the 800th anniversary of their foundation (1216-2016) by Saint Dominic de Guzman.

Pope's Auditor Hails Vatican Bank Reforms

(2015-11-24) New accounting practices at the Vatican under the supervision of an independent Auditor General will make fraud and financial mismanagement a thing of the past according to Maltese banker and economist, Joseph F.X. Zahra.

A New Director at the Archdiocese!

(2015-11-24) Louise Boisvert was appointed Director of the Office for Faith Education at the Archdiocese of Montreal. She is replacing Father Denis Dion, with whom she worked as assistant for the catechumenate.

Smiling Fr. Jack O'Brien, S.J.

(2015-11-23) A memorial mass for “Smiling” Jack O’Brien, the charismatic Jesuit priest who founded Canada’s first university communications study program at Loyola College in 1965, will be celebrated at Loyola Chapel at 10:30 Saturday, November 28.

Year of Mercy: Archbishop's Message

(2015-11-18) The Jubilee Year of Mercy will begin on December 8, 2015. Here is Archbishop Lépine's Message.

Holy Name Change

(2015-11-17) For the first time in 13 years, Holy Name of Jesus Parish, in Laval, has a new pastor. In its 50-year history, Fr. Joy Abraham Kulanjiyil, of the Order of the Carmelites, will be only the third man to shepherd Holy Name’s flock.

Appeals on Climate Change

(2015-11-17) Preparing the way for the 21st United Nations Conference on Climate Change to take place in Paris, several initiatives and statements have been made public by Church leaders and various groups working in partnership with the Bishops.

Designation of the Arrival of the Recollects

(2015-11-16) The Minister of Culture and Communications and Minister responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French Language, Hélène David, designated the arrival of the Recollects in New France as a historic event.

Attacks in Paris : Archbishop's Message

(2015-11-14) Following the recent attacks in Paris, Archbishop Christian Lépine offers a message of support.

2015 Faith Enrichment Conference: Enriched? Yes!

(2015-11-11) Parents and their children are living in a cultural hurricane, making faith transmission a greater challenge, says Dr. Tim Hogan, the clinical psychologist who was the keynote speaker at the Faith Enrichment Conference.

Praying for our Priests

(2015-11-11) Bishop Thomas Dowd celebrated the annual memorial Mass at St. Patrick's Basilica on Thursday for English-speaking priests in the diocese who have died in the past year.

Pope: recent stealing of documents was a crime

(2015-11-11) Pope Francis said on Sunday that the recent stealing and leaking of the Holy See’s confidential documents was “a crime” and “deplorable act that does not help.”

Giving his life to help people in northern Kenya

(2015-11-11) Benedictine Father Florian's fingers guided a key into the ignition of an old, beat up, Russian off-road vehicle. With a smile on his face, eyes squinting against the sun, he turned the St. Christopher keyring and took off with a pile of smiling children.

Restoring Together The Damage Done By Crime

(2015-11-09) Restorative Justice Week will be held in Canada, and throughout the world, from November 15-22, 2015. The theme for the week is "Inspiring Innovation".

CCCB Launches New Catechetical Tool

(2015-11-04) The English Sector Commission for Evangelization and Catechesis of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has launched a new catechetical tool, "Criteria for Catechesis".

The Evangelization Cross has arrived in Canada

(2015-11-04) The Evangelization Cross, symbol of CAM5 (5th Missionary Congress of America in 2018), has officially been welcomed in Canada by the Pontifical Missionary Societies in Canada, after its arrival on the 25th of October.

Architect of Vatican’s new financial transparency policy visits Montreal

(2015-11-03) The economist handpicked by Pope Francis to tackle the complexities of Vatican finances will visit Montreal Nov 12-13, 2015 to give select audiences a progress report.

Joint Statement On Euthanasia And Assisted Suicide

(2015-11-02) Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders in Canada call on the new government to focus on palliative care instead of euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Create a Climate of Change

(2015-11-02) Development and Peace recently launched its campaign to draw attention to the devastating effects of climate change on the poorest countries in the world.