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CCCB Statement Regarding Discovery at Former Kamloops Indian Residential School

31-05-2021
Today, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) published a statement following the report of a recent discovery of children’s graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.

Montreal

Living the Pandemic as a Path of Hope

27-05-2021
These days, what I hear most often within various circles is: “Will we ever get back to normal?” or: “I can’t wait for things to get back to normal,” or even worse: “I’ll pick up where I left off as soon as things get back to normal,” as if people have stopped needing God in the meantime. My response: “Was the situation so perfect before the pandemic that we absolutely want to return to it?”

Montreal

The Year of the Family: rediscovering the instructive value of the family nucleus

25-05-2021
On March 19, 2021, the fifth anniversary of the Apostolic Exhortation "Amoris laetitia," his discussion of the beauty and joy of love, Pope Francis inaugurated the Year of the Family, to be observed until June 26, 2022, at which time the 10th World Meeting of Families will be held in Rome. The Holy Father invites us to rediscover the educational value of the family unit.

General

Synod of Bishops will begin in the local Churches

25-05-2021
In October, Pope Francis will initiate a three-year synodal journey consisting of three phases (diocesan, continental, universal) of consultations and discernment, culminating with the assembly in October 2023 in Rome.

Montreal

Becoming Christian together

25-05-2021
At the beginning of May, the catechumens and adult initiates, together with Archbishop Christian Lépine, gathered for a meeting of a mystagogical nature, i.e. following the catechumenate (the time of "becoming Christian"). The purpose of this meeting, which was organized by the Office for Faith Education, was to support adults on their way to baptism or newly baptized adults in the early stages of their Christian life and to accompany them into the heart of the mysteries of the faith.

Pope Francis

Laudato Si' Week - Hear the cry of the earth and the poor

19-05-2021
At the end of the Regina Caeli prayer, Pope Francis spoke of Laudato Si' Week, coordinated by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, and encouraged everyone to "Hear the cry of the earth and the poor."

General

2021 Pentecost Message to Canadian Catholic Movements and Associations

18-05-2021
The annual Pentecost message addressed to Catholic movements and associations in Canada by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (CCCB) Standing Committee for Relations with Movements and Associations is now available. This year, Pentecost takes place Sunday, May 23 2021.

International

CNEWA Canada launches emergency campaign to help churches in India respond to devastating impact of COVID-19

17-05-2021
The Catholic Near East Welfare Association has launched an emergency campaign encouraging Canadians to help the most vulnerable in India who are suffering from the alarming spread of COVID-19.

International

Mond’Ami will support more than 500 children and adolescents in India as part of its 2021-2022 Sharing Project

17-05-2021
As part of its 2021-2022 Sharing Project, beginning next September, the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood in Canada (Mond'Ami) announces that it will support some 500 children and adolescents in the care of the St. Joseph's Charity Institute in India.

International

May 13th, 1981: Remembering that fateful day

12-05-2021
Forty years ago the shocking assassination attempt on the life of John Paul II took place in Saint Peter's Square. It’s a day that entered our collective memory when love and prayer defeated hatred.

Pope Francis

Pope establishes ministry of catechist

11-05-2021
With a new Apostolic Letter issued “motu proprio,” Pope Francis establishes the lay ministry of catechist, intended to respond to an urgent need for the evangelization of the modern world, and undertaken in a “secular” manner, avoiding clericalization.

Pope Francis

Pope to VAX Live: “We need light and hope, paths of healing and salvation"

10-05-2021
In a video message sent Saturday to participants in the VAX Live concert, Pope Francis stresses the need for deep healing, both from the effects of the Covid-19 virus and the virus of individualism and closed nationalism.