December 2015

Festive Filipino Tradition

(2015-12-17) Michael Monzon and Angelo Reyes, choristers at St. Kevin’s Parish, knelt in prayer before the crèche at their church this week as the Filippino community in three parishes in Montreal began their traditional Christmas novena.

Pope urges all nations to follow up on COP21

(2015-12-15) Pope Francis has urged the international community to urgently follow up on the path set by the climate deal reached in Paris.

The Archbishop Opens a Door of Mercy

(2015-12-15) On Saturday, December 12, 2015, the "Door of Mercy" at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral was opened after the Archbishop of Montreal, Most Reverend Christian Lépine, knocked on it nine times, while calling out: "Open, Door of Justice!"

Spreading the Holiday Cheer

(2015-12-11) Sixty five turkeys, the gift of an anonymous donor, are being prepared for a Christmas meal that will feed more than 500 people who might not otherwise have a chance to enjoy a festive meal this holiday season.

Pope Francis opens Holy Door at St. Peter's Basilica

(2015-12-09) Pope Francis on Tuesday opened the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica, inaugurating the Jubilee of Mercy. The ceremony took place after he celebrated Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception in St. Peter’s Square.

Reach a global and transformational agreement

(2015-12-02) Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin spoke at the opening of the 21st Conference of States Parties to the Convention COP 21, held in Paris from November 30 to December 11.

Pope Francis reflects on his trip to Africa

(2015-12-02) In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis told those present about his recent trip to Africa and spoke about the importance of missionary work.

Opening of the Jubilee of Mercy in Montreal

(2015-12-02) The Archbishop of Montreal, Most Reverend Christian Lépine, will mark the opening of the Jubilee of Mercy by opening a diocesan Door of Mercy at the cathedral during a Eucharistic celebration on Saturday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Eleven Parishes Preparing to Receive Refugees

(2015-12-02) As we speak, the Archdiocese of Montreal is currently preparing to sponsor 43 Syrian families as part of Canada’s commitment to help resettle thousands of refugees caught in the deadly civil war, says Alessandra Santopadre.