Pakistan: Asia Bibi acquitted
In a historic ruling on October 31, Pakistan's Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, the Catholic woman on death row since 2010, under accusation of blaspheming against Prophet Muhammad, an allegation she has always denied.
2018 Parish Vitality Conference
November 16-17 will mark the third Parish Vitality Conference here in Montreal. In this series, “Leading the Way Together”, we invite pastors, lay people, parish leaders and parishioners to consider practical ideas, and, how we can all work together and inspire each other – embracing our mission – which is to make disciples!
Pope Francis: Synod was a moment of listening
The Synod of Bishops on Young People ended October 28. During his address at the Angelus, Pope Francis related the day’s readings to the Synod of Bishops.
Cannabis legalization in Canada
Since October 17, Canada has become the second-largest country in the world to legalize the sale and consumption of cannabis for recreational purposes. What does the Catholic Church say about the use of drugs? Learn more from the resources listed below.
Diocese inaugurates a Mass of Thanksgiving to recognize donors
Saturday morning, on the feast of Saint Marguerite-Marie Alacoque, about 100 people (representing individuals and groups who contributed to the diocesan annual appeal) attended a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by Archbishop Christian Lépine.
Responsible Pastoral Ministry: It’s everybody’s business!
On Saturday, October 13, at St. Jude Sanctuary, parishes from across the diocese were invited to a training session on Responsible Pastoral Ministry. Since 2016, the Diocese of Montreal has taken steps toward helping protect vulnerable persons from all forms of abuse.
Synod: Bishop Dowd on ‘fitting the pieces of the puzzle'
Currently participating to the Synod of Bishops on Young People, Bishop Thomas Dowd talks about the need to formulate new methods of engagement to involve young people.
No one should be forced to flee their home
Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is launching the global Share the Journey campaign, here in Canada, to raise awareness on forced migration around the world and to call on the Canadian government to do more to address the root causes that force people to flee their homes.
The Mission, a diocesan priority
With a heart for the mission, many people from parishes and other milieus across the diocese gathered to take part in diocesan “roadwork” meetings held October 9, 10 and 11. In his address, Archbishop Lépine emphasized the importance of the Mission.
Decoding love 101
Starting October 23, over the course of three evening sessions, all are invited to explore the key principles of the theology of the body and discover how God’s mysterious plan for our lives is revealed through our bodies and the call to love.
Synod of Bishops: “How difficult it is to find dawn in twilight”
Three General Superiors and an auditor from Chile were present at the daily press briefing on the Synod of Bishops on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment, October 15. This is what they had to say about the ongoing discussions of the Synod.
The Power of prayer
Once again, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) invites all those involved in pastoral work with children to participate in this year’s international prayer movement, “One Million Children Pray the Rosary”.