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Attack at Notre-Dame de l’Assomption Basilica in Nice

29-10-2020

Statement from the Archbishop: Attack at Notre-Dame de l’Assomption Basilica in Nice

Montreal

Diaconal Ordinations, Fall 2020

28-10-2020
The Diocese of Montreal takes great joy in announcing the ordination of five new permanent deacons in the course of this fall. The five will be preparing for ordination in separate parishes. Their fine testimonies inspire us to hearken to Christ and to follow Him, whichever way that leads!

Montreal

Montreal Community Chaplaincy is 25 years old!

27-10-2020
Prison chaplaincies have an ally in the community. For 25 years, The Montreal Community Chaplaincy has supported people in the process of healing following violence committed or suffered.

Montreal

Requiem Mass for those passed away during the Covid-19 pandemic

26-10-2020
This mass will be celebrated on November 2, 7:30 p.m., Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

Montreal

External Review by Honourable Pepita G. Capriolo - Laicization of Brian Boucher

23-10-2020
The Honourable Pepita G. Capriolo has concluded her diocesan-commissioned review of how complaints about former priest Brian Boucher were processed, focusing specifically on “who knew what, when” regarding instances of sexual and other forms of abuse.

Montreal

Letter of Bishop Thomas Dowd to the faithful of the Diocese of Montreal

22-10-2020
Here is Bishop Dowd's letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Montreal.

Montreal

Appointment of Montreal Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Dowd as Bishop of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie

22-10-2020
Pope Francis has appointed Montreal Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Dowd as Bishop of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, the Vatican announced today.

International

Churches set on fire in Santiago de Chile

21-10-2020
The International Pontifical Charity Aid to the Church in Need (CAN) condemns the violent attacks on churches in Santiago de Chile yesterday, October 18. Two churches were attacked by protesters at a time while several hours of peaceful demonstration were taking place to mark the anniversary of beginning of the social revolution on October 18, 2019 when the San Francisco de Borja Church and the Church of the Assumption – one of the oldest in the capital, built in 1876 –had already sustained damage from attacks on November 8, 2019.

Montreal

Departure of Father Alain Mongeau as Episcopal Vicar for francophone deaneries, eastern sector

20-10-2020
The Archdiocese of Montreal has announced that, as of January 2021, Father Alain Mongeau will cease to serve as the episcopal vicar for the francophone deaneries of the eastern sector; episcopal vicars report directly to the Archbishop.

Pope Francis

Pope: Global Compact on Education bears in itself 'a seed of hope'

19-10-2020
Pope Francis relaunches the Global Compact on Education on Thursday with a video message during a virtual event at Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University.

National

We Can and Must Do Much Better

15-10-2020
Religious Leaders in Canada oppose Bill C-7 - “An Act to amend the Criminal Code” (medical assistance in dying)

Montreal

Coming together in celebration in these challenging times!

13-10-2020
On the eve of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, when confirmands from St. Edmund of Canterbury and Corpus Christi Parishes could not make their Confirmation because of new COVID-related restrictions, Fr. Raymond Lafontaine, Episcopal Vicar for the English-speaking faithful, with the assistance of parish catechists Joanne Murray (St. Edmund of Canterbury) and Evelyn Campbell (Corpus Christi), arranged a special, virtual get-together via the Zoom platform.