The CCCB Standing Committee for Family and Life released a short video message for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will take place on Sunday, 25 July 2021.
Statement from the Permanent Council of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops regarding the Saskatchewan ''Catholic TRC Healing Response Appeal''
The Permanent Council of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) supports the Bishops of Saskatchewan as they announce a new province-wide Appeal for Support of Healing and Reconciliation with a particular focus on three funding priorities: healing and reconciliation, cemeteries on the sites of former residential schools, and education and cultural support.
Message from Archbishop Christian Lépine on the death of Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo
In his video message on the prayer intention for July 2021, Pope Francis urges “that in social, economic and political situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship”, against polarization and populism.
On May 27, 2021, Rosanne Casimir, Chief of the Tk'emlups te Secwépemc First Nation, announced in a press release that the unmarked graves of 215 children from the Kamloops residential school in British Columbia had been discovered. This "unimaginable loss had been spoken of but never documented," she commented. An enormous media reaction followed, both nationally and internationally.
Even during a time of social isolation because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Sunday liturgy continues to offer nourishment for prayer and reflection during the whole week – whether we are meditating on the readings, or participating in a television broadcast of the Mass and making a spiritual Communion.