The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), through the Commission for Justice and Peace, and in consultation with Aid to the Church in Need Canada, released a statement Nov. 4 entitled In His Name: Statement on the Persecution of Christians.
Up to a hundred people were in attendance Oct. 19 at a Mass of Thanksgiving for benefactors of the Catholic Church of Montreal, celebrated by Archbishop Christian Lépine.
They came from all over, and from every background, like one big, happy family, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Maison du Père at Queen Mary of the World Cathedral on Oct. 27. A Mass marked this great event, and fifty years of devotion and work “to offer a way out from the streets”…
Pastoral teams from across the diocese responded to Archbishop Christian Lépine’s invitation and gathered Oct. 16 and 24 for a full day of listening and reflection. The two meetings concluded the dialogue process launched Oct. 8 for the English-sector parishes. *(see link below). About 200 participants from 72 parishes were in attendance at the two meetings.
A conference addressing the Church’s presence in aboriginal communities, hosted exchanges, and featured two speakers who openly shared their experiences: Jacques Laliberté, O.M.I., and Rose-Anne Gosselin touched the hearts at the conference Mission chez nous with their testimonies, leaving participants captivated and inspired to meet any challenges that lie ahead.
Many would be inclined to reply “yes”, considering the electoral campaign promises, term after term, and the insufficient income of thousands of people in the Montreal metropolitan area that fail to cover their basic needs.
Located north of Papineau metro, Place Emmett-Johns was inaugurated Oct. 30, as a tribute to “Pops,” founder of Dans la rue, an organization that responds to the needs of homeless youth and youth at risk.