MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 54th WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY
On January 24, Pope Francis chose the feast of Saint Francis de Sales, patron Saint of communicators, to publish his message linked to the 54th World Day of Social Communications, on the theme " that you may tell your children and grandchildren"(Ex. 10, 2).
Faith, intelligence: not in conflict
The 2020 meeting for Catholic university students took place with Archbishop Christian Lépine at the Grand Seminary of Montreal on Saturday, Jan. 18. Many items were on the agenda: What are we called to be as students? What purpose does university serve? What key tools can we use to shed light in those areas that seem so opposed to faith? These questions and more sparked many responses.
Diocesan celebration for the 24th World Day for Consecrated life to be held Feb. 1
Join Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal for a Eucharistic celebration observing World Day for Consecrated Life on Saturday, Feb. 1, 10:30 a.m. at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.
Pope calls for remembrance and prayer on Auschwitz liberation anniversary
Pope Francis is asking men and women of goodwill to gather in prayer and recollection on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
World Marriage Day 2020
Following Pope Francis’ invitation to use to occasion of St. Valentine’s Day to support and encourage married couples to grow in love and in mercy (The Joy of Love, n. 208), the Archdiocese of Montreal is inviting all couples, parishes and communities to celebrate the World Marriage Day on Sunday, February 9, 2020.
Blessing from the Archbishop
What better way to mark the Epiphany than to come together and celebrate the joy that God brings to our lives and to see the connections he helps us build? It was in this spirit that pastoral teams from across the diocese gathered Jan. 14 and 15 to receive the Archbishop's blessing.
The 400th anniversary of the birth of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys
The 400th anniversary of the birth of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys was celebrated on Sunday, Jan. 12, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, at Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel.
Federal Consultation on “Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Eligibility Criteria and Request Process"
On Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, the Government of Canada, through the Department of Justice, launched a two-week general public consultation on the expansion of eligibility criteria for euthanasia/assisted suicide (which the Government refers to as "Medical Assistance in Dying"/MAiD).
The Archbishop’s blessings for 2020
After the holiday bustle, three gatherings for those involved in pastoral teams across the diocese were hosted by the Archdiocese of Montreal to celebrate not only the joy of the birth of Christ but also the Epiphany, the feast highlighting the adoration of Jesus by the Magi.
Pope at Mass: "Trust in God makes us free"
Trusting in the Word of God allows us to overcome idolatry, pride and excessive self-confidence. In his homily on Monday during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said that being a “good Christian” means listening to what the Lord says about justice, charity, forgiveness and mercy.
Instituting "The Sunday of the Word of God"
At the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy in 2016, Pope Francis had asked to envision a Sunday entirely dedicated to the Word of God. The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, which falls this year on Jan. 26, will be devoted from now on to the Word of God.
Even if Church is persecuted, it never tires of welcoming with a motherly heart
Pope Francis, concluding his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles tells pilgrims that even if the Church is persecuted and chained, it never ceases to welcome with a motherly heart.