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Pope Francis

Pope Francis recalls his visit to Thailand and Japan

29-11-2019
Pope Francis’ catechesis during Wednesday’s General Audience is devoted to his Apostolic Journey to Thailand and Japan.

Montreal

Remembrance Day Mass

27-11-2019
Archbishop Christian Lépine honoured the memory of military chaplains and soldiers from the First Nations communities at a Remembrance Day Mass held Saturday, Nov. 9, at Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Chapel.

Montreal

Allez! Go!

27-11-2019
The second annual Allez! Go! gathering, held Nov. 9-10, brought together a group of 13- to 17-year-olds for a weekend Christian-leadership experience. What is the novelty of this event? “Young people sharing their experiences with other young people,” which was facilitated by the youth animation team, whose members ranged from age 17 to 25. It was an opportunity for all participants to grow!

Montreal

Commemorative Mass for the Faithful Departed

25-11-2019
The comforting words of Scripture - “For I know that my Redeemer lives” (Job 19:25) - was proclaimed at Madonna Della Difesa Parish during a special mass held Nov. 13. Throughout November, the month of Holy Souls, the Church celebrates the memory of saints and of all faithful departed. The Montreal Italian community was invited to take part in the commemorative mass, organized by the Repos Saint-François d’Assise.

Montreal

Abuse of Minors: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal commissions The Honourable Pepita G. Capriolo to conduct an external investigation regarding Brian Boucher

25-11-2019
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal has commissioned The Honourable Pepita G. Capriolo to conduct an independent external investigation regarding Brian Boucher, a diocesan priest found guilty of sexual assault of minors.

General

Novena for the Church and its work towards a missionary transformation

20-11-2019
Drawing nearer to God through prayer helps us to hear better the joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of our brothers and sisters surrounding us.

National

Stones and Prayers

20-11-2019
The facade of at least five major buildings across Canada will be illuminated in red this year – among them are Mary Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal and St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto.

General

"THEY ARE NOT FRIVOLOUS PEOPLE"

19-11-2019
The recent meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, held September 23 to 27, brought with it an unexpected invitation. The group SNAP (Survivor's Network of those Abused by Priests) organized a viewing of the documentary "Prey" on the Thursday night at a cinema in Cornwall. This is a film of a court case that sheds light on the predatory actions of Hod Marshall, a now-deceased Basilian priest who was convicted for sexually abusing minors.

General

Bishop Claude Hamelin, sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil

18-11-2019
The Holy Father appointed Bishop Claude Hamelin the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Pope Francis

Pope urges university staff and students to pursue integral education

15-11-2019
Last Thursday, Pope Francis greeted staff and students of Rome’s Catholic LUMSA University as the institute celebrates 80 years from its foundation, and urges them to pursue integral education in a fragmented world full of contradictions.

Pope Francis

Pope at General Audience: Married couples, laity, models for the faith

13-11-2019
Pope Francis, in his continuing catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles, recalls St Paul’s journey to Corinth and his encounter with a devout married couple, Aquila and Priscilla, describing them as an example of Christian hospitality.

Montreal

2019 Faith Enrichment Conference

13-11-2019
The Faith Enrichment Conference is a biannual event that serves the English-speaking Catholic community of Montreal. This conference is generously supported by Pillars Trust Fund, and this year, funding was also provided by the North American Forum on the Catechumenate. Traditionally, the Faith Enrichment Conference is an opportunity for parish catechetical leaders and catechists to come together. This year’s event, held Oct. 18-19, was open, for the first time, to all parish teams and families as well.