February 2016

Euthanasia: Pastoral Statement of the CCCB

Euthanasia: Pastoral Statement of the CCCB

(2016-02-29) The Special Joint Committee of the Government of Canada on "Physician-Assisted Dying" this past February 25 released its report, "Medical Assistance in Dying: A Patient-Centred Approach".

Welcoming Refugees

(2016-02-24) Alessandra Santopadre, co-ordinator of the Refugee Sponsorship Program, provides a testimonial of the diocesan experience.

Energy, Ethics, and Climate Change

(2016-02-23) On Thursday, January 28th, the Newman Centre welcomed Professor Michael Northcott for a special edition of its ‘Theology Thursday’ series. The topic, "Ecology and the Ethics of Christian Stewardship," drew a crowd of 50 students.

Pope Francis’ followers on Twitter now exceed 27 million

(2016-02-22) The number of Pope Francis’ followers on his @Pontifex Twitter account in 9 languages climbed above 27 million during his visit to Mexico.

Death of Dr. Victor Goldbloom

(2016-02-16) Archbishop Christian Lépine highlights Dr. Goldbloom's role in the dialogue between Christians and Jews.

Mass at San Cristobal de la Casas: the Pope asks indigenous peoples for forgiveness

(2016-02-16) On February 15, 2016, the Holy Father arrived shortly after 9 a.m. local time (4.10 p.m. in Rome) at Tuxtla Gutierrez, capital of the state of Chiapas.

"Do Not Squander Your Illnesses!"

(2016-02-16) It was a first for the World Day of the Sick. On February 11, 2016, on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, the Pastoral Home Care team held a full day of prayer at Saint-Jude Sanctuary in Montreal.

Speaking notes by Cardinal Thomas Collins on Physician-Assisted Dying

(2016-02-15) His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, and Deacon Larry Worthen intervened on February 3, 2016, before the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying.

Churches of Mercy in Montreal

(2016-02-10) As suggested by the Archbishop in his letter for the opening of the Jubilee of Mercy, some of our parishes have chosen to make their church a Church of Mercy, not with a Door of Mercy, but by committing to offer "24 Hours for the Lord."

Share Lent 2016

(2016-02-09) In a letter adressed to the faithful of the diocese, Archbishop Christian Lépine invites us to join Develpment and Peace's Share Lent campaign.

Diocesan Lenten Mission

(2016-02-08) An opportunity for all the faithful of Montreal to gather during Lent and participate in the Pope's Jubilee Year of Mercy! The event will take place on March 1-3, 2016.

Christians of the Middle East: Genocide underway

(2016-02-07) “Christians of Iraq were numbered 1.5 million in 2004 and are now only 250,000, those who remain are risking their lives each day,” writes Marie-Claude Lalonde National Director of the Canadian office of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

The Diocesan WYD is Coming!

(2016-02-03) The diocesan celebration of the World Youth Day will be held March 19, 2016. Everyone is welcome!

World Day of the Sick

(2016-02-03) On the World Day of the Sick, the Archbishop of Montreal Most Rev. Christian Lépine will preside two Anointing of the Sick Diocesan Mass Celebrations in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes, on Thursday February 11, 2016.

Teaching on theology of the body unifies Christians?

(2016-02-02) St. John Paul II's theology of the body is bringing Christians together in closer unity, said Christopher West, the U.S. founder of the Cor Project, which promotes the teaching.

Pope Francis: 'Lent is a favourable time for conversion'

(2016-02-01) Pope Francis is asking us to live this Lenten period as a favourable time for conversion during the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.