Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle released a statement entitled "Message of support from Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle on the occasion of the United Nations 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages".
A symposium on ''human enhancement'' took place, Oct. 25, at the Grand Seminary of Montreal, to discuss issues related to biotechnology and their impact on our ability to understand humanity and human nature better, from a Christian perspective. Archbishop Christian Lépine was in attendance to officially welcome participants.
What a beautiful Church we have in Quebec! Its richness and diversity are mirrored in its faithful. How does everyone’s uniqueness contribute to our work to serve our people in a better way?
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), through the Commission for Justice and Peace, is releasing a statement entitled Poverty in Canada: Ensuring Safe, Secure and Affordable Housing in anticipation of the Third World Day of the Poor to be held on Nov. 17, 2019.
As Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) prepares to issue its international report on the persecution of Christians (2017-19), its Canadian office is organizing a second observance of Red Wednesday to raise awareness and to educate the public about the issue and the importance of religious freedom. To be held Nov. 20, the event is an opportunity to stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians worldwide.
How does one “successfully die?” Though this is a relevant question, it is disrupting and calls us out. In the basement of Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, a small crowd gathered on Oct. 16 to hear three witnesses’ stories and thoughts on end-of-life care and inner preparation before crossing the veil of death. “Dying can become a precious and beautiful experience", evening host Luc Harvey said.
Pope Francis appeals for dialogue in Chile as rioting and violent clashes cause death and widespread destruction.
The Foundation of the Grand Seminary of Montreal celebrated, on Oct. 11, 35 years of support for the formation of future priests. To mark this event, bishops of several dioceses of Quebec gathered to celebrate a Mass with the Most Rev. Christian Lépine, Archbishop of Montreal, and Alain Faubert, Auxiliary bishop of Montreal.
About 90 people turned out Oct. 8 for the first of three “listening sessions” organized by the Archdiocese of Montreal. The sessions continue the process of transforming the diocese from a maintenance to a missionary-driven church, an initiative launched in 2018.
For the 22nd year, the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception aided by many volunteers held its traditional Marian Festival in October.
In September, Most Rev. Christian Rodembourg, Bishop of the Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe, was elected president of the (AÉCQ) for a two-year mandate. He succeeds Bishop Noël Simard.
For the first time in Canada, the Lieutenancies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem met in Montreal to inductf new Knights and Dames in a single investiture.