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Pope Francis

Pope pens preface to book on hope in the Covid-19 pandemic

30-07-2020
Pope Francis writes the preface to a new book entitled “Communion and Hope”, and encourages everyone to rediscover solidarity amid the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic.

International

Cardinal Czerny: It’s taken 10 years to talk openly about human trafficking

30-07-2020
Cardinal Michael Czerny shares how the Church’s first responders to the victims of human trafficking have developed their ministry over the years, in an interview with Vatican News.

Pope Francis

Covid-19: Vatican launches #sendyourhug campaign to support elderly

28-07-2020
The Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life picks up Pope Francis’s invitation for young people to show closeness to the elderly who are experiencing loneliness due to Covid-19 lockdowns.

Montreal

Building a hybrid pastoral approach

27-07-2020
New times, new needs, and a new generation requires a new approach to reveal Jesus Christ to young people and to accompany them in their personal and spiritual growth as disciples.

Montreal

Invitation to the priestly ordination of Pascal Cyr

27-07-2020
Pascal Cyr, deacon, will be ordained to the priesthood on August 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Montreal's Mary Queen of the World Cathedral. After more than 30 years of journeying towards the priesthood, he will give himself entirely to the service of the Church.

International

‘To listen in order to be reconciled’ – Displaced persons and Pope's Migrants Day Message

23-07-2020
Sarah Hassan reflects on her experience of becoming internally displaced, ahead of the 106th World Migrant and Refugee Day slated for 27 September.

General

Life and Family Suggestions for Homilies and Prayers of the Faithful during August 2020

22-07-2020
Even during a time of social isolation because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Sunday liturgy continues to offer nourishment for prayer and reflection during the whole week – whether we are meditating on the readings, or participating in a television broadcast of the Mass and making a spiritual Communion.

Pope Francis

Pope at Angelus: God’s patience opens our hearts to hope

20-07-2020
At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis prays that the Blessed Virgin Mary might “help us to understand and imitate the patience of God, who wants none of His children to be lost, whom He loves with the love of a Father.”

International

Lourdes to host first online world pilgrimage

16-07-2020
The Marian Shrine at Lourdes will host the first ever online world pilgrimage on Thursday, 16 July, the anniversary of the final apparition to St Bernadette Soubirous.

General

CCCB Executive Committee Publishes Message on Caring in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

14-07-2020
Today, the members of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) released a Message entitled They Still Bring Forth Fruit in Old Age: A Lesson on Caring in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Montreal

Testimony of the Amany Family

13-07-2020
Here is the testimony of the Toan family that explains how they went through this ordeal with the help of God.

Pope Francis

Pope at Angelus: Embracing the Word of God means embracing Christ

13-07-2020
Pope Francis reflects on the day’s Gospel reading during the Sunday Angelus, describing the Parable of the Sower as the “mother” of all parables.