Archives - August 2019



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The Season of Creation, protecting our Creator’s legacy

From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world celebrate the Season of Creation. Pope Francis and the National Liturgy Office invite us all to take part, both as individuals and as a community. What can we do at a local level?


Diaconal ordination of Francis Bégin

On October 4, at 7:30 p.m., on the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, Francis Bégin will be ordained deacon at Marie-Reine-de-la-Paix Church in Pierrefonds. In the following testimony, you will discover how he was called to the priesthood by God.


Sick and vulnerable people must be shown the most profound respect

In an official statement, the Catholic Church of Montreal categorically rejects any spiritual guidance that exerts pressure on the consciences of vulnerable people, and disassociates itself from practices contrary to the inherent values common to both the Catholic Church and society, notably the absolute respect for freedom of conscience.


Aboriginal Mass: A First at the Church of the Gesù

On Sunday, August 11, on the initiative of Roger Twance, an Ojibway, and Fr. John Meehan, s.j., rector of the Church of the Gesù, an aboriginal Mass was celebrated by some 140 people with the participation of Tom Dearhouse, of the First Nations Kanien’kehá :ka (‘Mohawk’) and Ojibway peoples, and Kennett Wallace, of the Choctaw people.


Global migration: its impacts on peace, justice and stability in the world

Last June was held the International Metropolis Conference on inclusion, economic growth and global cooperation, which are affected by global migration. The Archdiocese of Montreal was present and shared in a workshop the work done through its refugee sponsorship program. Here is a brief overview.


The Archbishop of Montreal welcomes the effort of the Quebec government to invest in our past and our future

The Most Rev. Christian Lépine, Archbishop of Montreal, reacted very positively to the announcement made August 4 by the Minister of Culture and Communications and Minister Responsible for the French Language, Nathalie Roy, regarding the government financial assistance towards the restoration of Quebec’s religious heritage.

Pope Francis

Pope writes to priests: "Thank you for your service"

Pope Francis' letter on the 160th anniversary of the death of the Curé of Ars, St John Vianney: support, closeness and encouragement to all priests who, despite their hard work and disappointments, celebrate the sacraments every day and accompany the people of God.