March 2016

Catholic responses to Truth and Reconciliation Commission

(2016-03-30) In response to Call to Action 48 by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, four Canadian Catholic organizations have issued two documents.

Introducing...Catholic Action Montreal!

(2016-03-29) A new and exciting network has been created! Catholic Action Montreal! It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we announce the opening of Registration for Membership for Catholic Action Montreal.

EWTN's Mother Angelica dies at the age of 92

(2016-03-28) Mother Angelica, the foundress of the EWTN Catholic Television Network, died on Easter Sunday at the age of 92, years after suffering a debilitating stroke.

Government of Canada to close its Office of Religious Freedom

(2016-03-28) Read the statement by the Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops on the announcement by the Government of Canada to close its Office of Religious Freedom.

Attacks in Brussels: Archbishop Lépine Reacts

(2016-03-22) This message of support from the Archbishop of Montreal was issued following the terrorist attacks that have just rocked Belgium.

News Briefs

(2016-03-21) Feast of Saint Joseph - Diocesan Lenten Mission - Palm Sunday at St.Patrick's Basilica

Holy Week in Montreal

(2016-03-20) The great moment is approaching; the Easter Triduum is almost upon us. Here is some information you may find useful.

Good Friday Blood Drive

(2016-03-16) Archbishop Christian Lépine is the honorary chair for this year's Hema-Quebec's Good Friday Blood Drive at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

Chrism Mass

(2016-03-15) Everyone is cordially invited to celebrate the Chrism Mass at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral on Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 pm.

Shut-ins, pilgrims collaborate on mercy

(2016-03-14) In conjunction with the diocesan Pastoral Home Care program (SASMAD), pilgrims travelling to Poland for World Youth Day this summer are seeking the intercession of the sick and homebound.

News Briefs

(2016-03-09) Former PM Paul Martin Jr. on Catholicism & Canadian Liberalism - Father Lacroix Funeral - Pope says slain nuns are modern-day martyrs - 'Spotlight' is not anti-Catholic, Vatican newspaper says

Saint Mother Teresa

(2016-03-08) Pope Francis will preside over a consistory to approve the canonization of five men and women, including Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, the Vatican announced.

Seven parishes now offering Alpha

(2016-03-08) English-language Alpha courses are multiplying in the Archdiocese of Montreal. The Alpha program is now available in seven parishes, five more than last year.

Archbishop's Tribute to Father Lacroix

(2016-03-02) Dominican priest Father Benoît Lacroix, who had been in hospital with pneumonia for the past few days, died on March 2. Archbishop Christian Lépine pays tribute to him in a message to his community.

Death-row experience interweaves lives of priest, man he helped free

(2016-03-02) While Pope Francis recently reiterate its opposition to the death penalty, here is the unusual story of a priest and a man sentenced to death.

A Historic Evening for Canadian Syriac Catholics

(2016-03-02) History is in the making for the Syriac Catholic faithful of Canada, who officially have a new bishop as well as an entirely new diocese.

News Briefs

(2016-03-01) Rite of Election - The Unitas Centre closes - 30th anniversary of CÉBL - Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: 200 Years