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Pope’s Lenten message calls for conversion

27-02-2019
In his message for Lent, Pope Francis warns that once God’s law is forsaken, the law of the strong over the weak takes over.

Montreal

The Diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life and the Family celebrates Year 1

26-02-2019
We celebrate the first anniversary of the Diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life and the Family created in January 2018 to strengthen family life and better serve its needs. Here is a partial assessment of a pretty full year.

International

The courage to name the evil behind abuse

26-02-2019
The four-day Meeting for the Protection of Minors concluded with an address by Pope Francis, but the work of ever more effectively combatting the phenomenon of abuse doesn’t end.

Montreal

After crisis, church will grow anew, says former head of Dominicans

21-02-2019
The Catholic Church should not be afraid of crisis; through crisis, it will grow and spring new life, said Dominican Father Timothy Radcliffe.

International

“Protection of Minors” meeting: Four days designed to leave their mark

20-02-2019
The four-day “Protection of Minors in the Church” Meeting, being held in the Vatican from February 21 to 24, will offer new opportunities to raise awareness, listen to victims, and address responsibility, accountability, and transparency.

International

Men and women religious feel shame for failures regarding abuse

19-02-2019
“The abuse of children is wrong anywhere and anytime: this point is not negotiable.” This is what the leaders of men and women religious of the world have declared ahead of the “Meeting on the Protection of Minors” in the Vatican, Feb. 21-24.

Montreal

Espace Marguerite d’Youville: a new heritage, cultural and educational mission

18-02-2019
At a time when there is widespread concern over the future of religious heritage buildings, the congregation of the Grey Nuns of Montreal is pleased to present a major conservation project for the former Hôpital Général de Montréal, located in Pointe-à-Callière, known today as the Youville Mother House.

Montreal

Fr. Walsh invested to the Order of Canada

13-02-2019
Officially announced Dec. 29, 2017, the Order of Canada was formally presented to Fr. John Emmett Walsh during a Feb. 1 ceremony at Rideau Hall. The diocesan priest of 52 years was among 35 recipients who received their insignia Friday morning as they were invested into the Order by Governor General Julie Payette.

Montreal

Celebrate your Marriage!

06-02-2019
On the evening of Saturday, February 9, 2019, all married couples are invited to celebrate World Marriage Day at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral. During this special bilingual mass, celebrated by Archbishop Christian Lépine at 5 p.m., couples are invited to recall the day of their marriage and to renew their wedding vows!

Montreal

Celebrating consecrated life

05-02-2019
Each year on February 2, we celebrate World Day for Consecrated Life. Held on the feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, this day holds particular importance for all those in consecrated life who, inspired by the gift of Christ, have given their lives and abandoned all to follow Him.

International

Pope and the Grand Imam: Historic declaration of peace, freedom, women’s rights

05-02-2019
In the document signed by Pope Francis and Ahmed el-Tayeb on Monday in the United Arab Emirates, the two leaders issue a strong condemnation of terrorism and violence: “God does not want his name to be used to terrorize people”.

International

Pope at General Audience: ‘WYD was joyful feast for Panama’

04-02-2019
In the catechesis portion of his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis thanks God and all those who helped make World Youth Day in Panama a success.