In his message for Lent, Pope Francis warns that once God’s law is forsaken, the law of the strong over the weak takes over.
We celebrate the first anniversary of the Diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life and the Family created in January 2018 to strengthen family life and better serve its needs. Here is a partial assessment of a pretty full year.
The four-day Meeting for the Protection of Minors concluded with an address by Pope Francis, but the work of ever more effectively combatting the phenomenon of abuse doesn’t end.
The Catholic Church should not be afraid of crisis; through crisis, it will grow and spring new life, said Dominican Father Timothy Radcliffe.
The four-day “Protection of Minors in the Church” Meeting, being held in the Vatican from February 21 to 24, will offer new opportunities to raise awareness, listen to victims, and address responsibility, accountability, and transparency.
“The abuse of children is wrong anywhere and anytime: this point is not negotiable.” This is what the leaders of men and women religious of the world have declared ahead of the “Meeting on the Protection of Minors” in the Vatican, Feb. 21-24.
At a time when there is widespread concern over the future of religious heritage buildings, the congregation of the Grey Nuns of Montreal is pleased to present a major conservation project for the former Hôpital Général de Montréal, located in Pointe-à-Callière, known today as the Youville Mother House.
Officially announced Dec. 29, 2017, the Order of Canada was formally presented to Fr. John Emmett Walsh during a Feb. 1 ceremony at Rideau Hall. The diocesan priest of 52 years was among 35 recipients who received their insignia Friday morning as they were invested into the Order by Governor General Julie Payette.
On the evening of Saturday, February 9, 2019, all married couples are invited to celebrate World Marriage Day at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral. During this special bilingual mass, celebrated by Archbishop Christian Lépine at 5 p.m., couples are invited to recall the day of their marriage and to renew their wedding vows!
Each year on February 2, we celebrate World Day for Consecrated Life. Held on the feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, this day holds particular importance for all those in consecrated life who, inspired by the gift of Christ, have given their lives and abandoned all to follow Him.
In the document signed by Pope Francis and Ahmed el-Tayeb on Monday in the United Arab Emirates, the two leaders issue a strong condemnation of terrorism and violence: “God does not want his name to be used to terrorize people”.
In the catechesis portion of his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis thanks God and all those who helped make World Youth Day in Panama a success.