Archbishop Lépine issues pastoral letter: Light rises out of the night
Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal issues eleventh pastoral letter during pandemic crisis.
Archdiocese of Montreal releases independent report by the Honourable Pepita G. Capriolo investigating complaints against former priest Brian Boucher
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal has released the report of an independent investigation into its handling of complaints against former diocesan priest Brian Boucher. The 276-page report, authored by the Honourable Pepita G. Capriolo, retired Québec Superior Court Justice, was made public at a press conference today by Archbishop Christian Lépine with Justice Capriolo.
Prayer Breakfast 2020
The Grand déjeuner de la prière (Great Prayer Breakfast) was held on November 10. Close to one hundred participants took part in the event via Zoom, ‘praying together and listening to the Holy Spirit who breathes and makes all things new,’ as it was expressed in the introductory address given by Gaston Sauvé, President of the ‘À Dieu Va’ Foundation, which supports the event.
Pope Francis: My life’s three moments of solitude
Ahead of the release of Pope Francis’ new book with Austen Ivereigh, the Italian newpaper “La Repubblica” publishes an excerpt from “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future”, in which the Pope describes three of his own personal “Covid” moments of solitude.
A new priest in the Fraternité monastique de Jérusalem
‘The bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.’ In the spirit of the Gospel according to John (6:51), the priestly ordination of Brother Pierre-Benoît of the Fraternité monastique de Jérusalem took place on November 14th.
Gentle social-justice giant mourned
A gentle social-justice giant will be laid to rest Nov. 19, and many people in different parts of the world are mourning. Fr. Ernest “Ernie” Schibli died Nov. 12 at Ste. Anne’s Hospital in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue; the 80-year-old diocesan priest had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Two diocesan events at the Feast of Christ the King
On Saturday, November 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, Archbishop Christian Lépine will preside at a Eucharistic celebration at the Feast of Christ the King.
Canadian faith groups launch climate conversation initiative
Canadian churches and faith-based organizations under For the Love of Creation have launched two programs to promote dialogue on climate change as part of its faith-based campaign to help Canada transition to net zero by 2050.
The Persecution of Christians is increasing, as is anti-religious violence
On Wednesday, November 18, Aid to the Church in Need Canada (ACN) will be marking Red Wednesday for the third consecutive year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
An unexpected missionary shift at Saint-Esprit-de-Rosemont
Here is a beautiful text from Mr. Martin Fontaine, pastoral agent, telling us about his precious testimony during a mass on October 4th.
Funeral for Fr. John Walsh Nov. 16
The funeral for one of Montreal’s best-known Roman Catholic priests will be held Monday, November 16 at St. John Brébeuf Parish, where he had served as pastor for 10 years.
Let us remember all victims of all wars
For the second consecutive year, the Archdiocese of Montreal’s Social Action Ministry Office and the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops (Council Church and Society) are joining their voices with those of many other individuals and public organizations in co-signing a declaration published Saturday, November 7 in the newspaper Le Devoir calling for peace and the non-militarization of conflicts.