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Cardinal Czerny: Love the Amazon and its people to save the planet

12-02-2020
The Special Secretary of the Synod for the Amazon presents the exhortation that the Pope completed last December, which is being published today. It contains four great "dreams" of Francis for the region, including that of a missionary Church with an Amazonian face.

Montreal

Families celebrate Candlemas at Sainte-Madeleine Parish

11-02-2020
Candlemas at Outremont’s Ste-Madeleine Parish was celebrated by Archbishop Christian Lépine on Sunday, Feb. 2, and well-attended by the community’s children and their families.

Pope Francis

Pope’s message for World Day of the Sick

11-02-2020
“Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened” is the theme of the World Day of the Sick, which is observed on 11 February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. In caring for the sick, Pope Francis is encouraging in healthcare workers the human warmth and personalized approach of Christ, the Good Samaritan.

Montreal

The 24th World Day for Consecrated Life

10-02-2020
More than 150 people gathered Feb. 1 at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral for a special Mass celebrated by Archbishop Christian Lépine, in observance of the 24th World Day for Consecrated Life.

Montreal

White Mass: doctor's efforts commended in face of proposed euthanasia law changes

10-02-2020
In many cities across North America, the White Mass is celebrated annually by the bishop to honour those in the medical community who work in health care, including doctors and medical students. The tradition, so named for the white coats worn by physicians, is an opportunity for fellow professionals of the field to come together and ask God to bless their work as doctors and caregivers, as well as the patients they care for.

Montreal

Archbishop Christian Lépine’s pastoral message for the 28th World Day of the Sick

05-02-2020
On Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, Archbishop Christian Lépine delivered a pastoral message for the 28th World Day of the Sick.

Montreal

A school of life, about life and for life

05-02-2020
Have you ever imagined school as never-ending, with no graduation in sight? Many might say my life is much like that. Ten years ago, in a desire to respond to the Lord's call and to answer love with love, I left everything: my father, my mother, my sisters, my friends, and my work, to dive into a world unknown to me. Embracing consecrated life, especially monastic life, was certainly not in keeping with the times.

Montreal

Brothers and Sisters in Christ

05-02-2020
In the beautiful Armenian church of St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, a celebration observing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was held Sunday, Jan. 19. This event, in which a rich diversity of faith communities participated, focused on returning to the source of Christ's message: that of an "unusual kindness" that stems from love.

Montreal

World Day of the Sick 2020

05-02-2020
For the fifth year in a row, a special prayer day for the sick organized by Sasmad on the occasion of the World Day for the Sick (WDS) will take place on Feb. 8, at 9 a.m.

Montreal

Vocations to the priesthood are everyone’s business!

04-02-2020
The Vocations Office launched the pastoral year August 15 with its first pilgrimage in honour of the Holy Family on the theme: "Vocations are everyone's business!"

National

Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on proposed changes to federal legislation for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

03-02-2020
The Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), wrote to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, regarding the proposed changes to legislation on the expansion of eligibility criteria for euthanasia/assisted suicide (which the government refers to as "Medical Assistance in Dying/MAiD").