Archives - March 2021



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The way of the cross with Communion and Liberation Canada

“It is not so much a thought we must follow, but an event into which we have to enter; it is a form of memory; and, as with every form of memory, it derives its importance from the seriousness with which, in our hearts, we focus on the contents of the memory itself, like a meditation that comes alive, ever accessible, ever more possible through the journey and the words we hear and the songs we sing.”


The Catholic Church of Montreal launches its new Annual Campaign entitled "On a mission: Growing. Stronger. Together. "

The Catholic Church of Montreal will launch its 2021 Annual Campaign "On a mission: Growing. Stronger. Together." – including, this year for the first time, digital platforms.


On the occasion of Easter 2021, Archbishop delivers his message: "Jesus is here!''

Here is the fourteenth pastoral letter of the Archbishop of Montreal, Most Reverend Christian Lépine.


Tolling the bells, praying and mobilizing to combat violence towards women

In the past seven weeks in Quebec, seven women were killed by spouses or partners, bringing the province’s total number of femicides to 14 since the beginning of the pandemic. Even one victim is too many.


Schedule for Holy Week Celebrations with Archbishop Christian Lépine to be broadcast on the diocesan YouTube et via Salt + Light Television

In order to allow everyone to participate in the Holy Week celebrations presided by Archbishop Lépine from Montreal’s Mary Queen of the World Cathedral they will be broadcast on the diocesan YouTube channel and via Salt + Light Television. Below we are providing the full schedule.


Places of worship to welcome up to 250 people as of March 26: Catholic Church in Montreal lauds easing of restrictions

Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal is grateful that government leaders and public-health officials recognize that care of the soul is as essential for every human person as is care of the body in their decision to allow, as of tomorrow, up to 250 people in places of worship.


St. Joseph, the father who leads us to divine fatherhood

On March 19, special services were held in the Church Crypt of Saint Joseph's Oratory in honour of the feast of the patron saint of workers, the sick, the dying and fathers of families in Canada. In addition, we must note that Pope Francis has dedicated this year especially to St. Joseph.


The best Easter of your life!

This year, time seems to be dragging by... But why not take advantage of that, by getting ready for the best Easter of your life?

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Families share stories about their experiences of “Amoris Laetitia”

On March 25, the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, in collaboration with the Dicastery for Communication, will inaugurate an initiative dedicated to the Apostolic Exhortation, five years after its publication. Ten families from around the world will offer their video testimonies reflecting on the papal document. Cardinal Farrell calls it "an invitation to understand today’s challenges and the blessings of family life."

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Pope’s message for World Vocations Day: ‘St. Joseph an example of faithful service'

Pope Francis releases a message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, and urges all religious and clergy to look to St. Joseph as a model of unreserved fidelity to God’s invitation to service.

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Church ‘exults with joy’ at Year Amoris Laetitia Family

Officials from the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life, along with a married couple, introduce the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family,” which begins on March 19 – the Solemnity of St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass for 500 years of Christianity in Philippines

Pope Francis celebrates Mass to mark the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines, and urges Filipinos to renew their commitment to Christ as missionary disciples.