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Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle Releases Message of Support on Indigenous Languages

31-10-2019
Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle released a statement entitled "Message of support from Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle on the occasion of the United Nations 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages".

Montreal

Bio-enhancement and morality: Where do Christians stand?

29-10-2019
A symposium on ''human enhancement'' took place, Oct. 25, at the Grand Seminary of Montreal, to discuss issues related to biotechnology and their impact on our ability to understand humanity and human nature better, from a Christian perspective. Archbishop Christian Lépine was in attendance to officially welcome participants.

Montreal

Hospitality: The Church’s brick and mortar

29-10-2019
What a beautiful Church we have in Quebec! Its richness and diversity are mirrored in its faithful. How does everyone’s uniqueness contribute to our work to serve our people in a better way?

National

CCCB Releases Statement on Poverty in Canada

28-10-2019
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), through the Commission for Justice and Peace, is releasing a statement entitled Poverty in Canada: Ensuring Safe, Secure and Affordable Housing in anticipation of the Third World Day of the Poor to be held on Nov. 17, 2019.

International

A second edition in Canada - Will you participate?

25-10-2019
As Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) prepares to issue its international report on the persecution of Christians (2017-19), its Canadian office is organizing a second observance of Red Wednesday to raise awareness and to educate the public about the issue and the importance of religious freedom. To be held Nov. 20, the event is an opportunity to stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians worldwide.

Montreal

Knowing How to Live, Knowing How to Die

23-10-2019
How does one “successfully die?” Though this is a relevant question, it is disrupting and calls us out. In the basement of Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, a small crowd gathered on Oct. 16 to hear three witnesses’ stories and thoughts on end-of-life care and inner preparation before crossing the veil of death. “Dying can become a precious and beautiful experience", evening host Luc Harvey said.

Pope Francis

Pope appeals for dialogue in Chile, solutions that will benefit all

23-10-2019
Pope Francis appeals for dialogue in Chile as rioting and violent clashes cause death and widespread destruction.

Montreal

35th Anniversary Celebration of the Foundation of the Grand Seminary of Montreal

22-10-2019
The Foundation of the Grand Seminary of Montreal celebrated, on Oct. 11, 35 years of support for the formation of future priests. To mark this event, bishops of several dioceses of Quebec gathered to celebrate a Mass with the Most Rev. Christian Lépine, Archbishop of Montreal, and Alain Faubert, Auxiliary bishop of Montreal.

Montreal

English sector hosts first diocesan “listening session”

21-10-2019
About 90 people turned out Oct. 8 for the first of three “listening sessions” organized by the Archdiocese of Montreal. The sessions continue the process of transforming the diocese from a maintenance to a missionary-driven church, an initiative launched in 2018.

Montreal

With Mother Mary, maintaining faith, love and peace

16-10-2019
For the 22nd year, the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception aided by many volunteers held its traditional Marian Festival in October.

General

The AÉCQ has a new president: Bishop Christian Rodembourg

16-10-2019
In September, Most Rev. Christian Rodembourg, Bishop of the Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe, was elected president of the (AÉCQ) for a two-year mandate. He succeeds Bishop Noël Simard.

Montreal

Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre: the lieutenancies meet

16-10-2019
For the first time in Canada, the Lieutenancies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem met in Montreal to inductf new Knights and Dames in a single investiture.