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Statement of solidarity from the Quebec Interfaith Roundtable on the fourth commemoration of the attack on the Great Mosque of Quebec

29-01-2021
On 29 January, 2017 Quebec City’s Muslim community was the target of hateful act of violence that killed six people and wounded twenty others. Hundreds of others live on with the trauma inflicted that night at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec.

General

World Day for Consecrated Life

27-01-2021
We will mark the World Day for Consecrated Life on February 2. Here is the testimony of Simone Huneault, a member of the Secular Institution called the Oblates Missionaries of Mary Immaculate .

Montreal

Leadership where it matters most – an issue of the heart

27-01-2021
On January 23, from 10 a.m. to noon, leaders from different parishes, movements, and organizations from Christian churches in Montreal and as far afield as France, gathered together over Zoom to hear Mr. Brett Powell. A leader with 28 years’ experience, he spoke on a subject he is passionate about – leadership: specifically, leadership in the Church, and the type of leadership required for the most important mission in the world at this time in history.

International

Official theme song for World Youth Day 2023 released

27-01-2021
“Há Pressa no Ar” - the theme song for World Youth Day 2023, recalls Mary’s rush to meet her cousin Elizabeth and her “yes” to the Angel Gabriel during the annunciation of the birth of Our Lord.

Montreal

Places of worship can open with a maximum of 10 participants, in addition to the necessary liturgical and technical facilitators

25-01-2021
Following a ministerial order issued Friday morning, January 22, 2021 the Government of Quebec is relaxing the rules regarding places of worship:

Pope Francis

Pope at Audience: Christian unity achieved only through God’s grace

22-01-2021
In his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis reminds Christians that unity is achieved only with the grace of God, and not through our own force of will.

Montreal

Presentation by Me Racicot - Choosing hope and life

20-01-2021
Me Racicot presents his reflection in view of Bill C-7; expanding access to assisted death.

General

ad vitam - The Webzine of Consecrated life in Canada

20-01-2021
ad vitam is a webzine launched in the Fall of 2019 by the Canadian Religious Conference. Featuring articles and audiovisual contents, ad vitam proposes theological and pastoral reflections on the Catholic Church and consecrated life. This resource aims to serve religious communities and their leadership, as well as readers interested in consecrated life and Church issues.

General

Christians invited to join virtually in prayer for 54th Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

18-01-2021
The 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated from 18 to 25 January. During this period, Christians are invited to pray for reconciliation and unity within the Church.

International

Good news for humankind: Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

13-01-2021
The Social Action Ministry Office joins in the call to rid the world of nuclear arms and encourages the Parliament of Canada to debate this country’s participation in the new Treaty.

General

Growing Parish Vitality: Brett Powell on Leadership Where It Matters Most

13-01-2021
The Archdiocese of Montreal’s 2020-21 Parish Vitality Conference (PVC) series hopes to continue to inspire, equip, support and empower leaders and members of parish communities to “go forth” as missionary disciples.

Montreal

Choosing to Hope and Live

12-01-2021
The federal Parliament is preparing to adopt Bill C-7 extending the conditions of admissibility for medically assisted dying to people who, though suffering, may still have many years to live and who are not necessarily at the end of life. Maria-Régina shares a testimonial about her involvement in SASMAD (service of spiritual accompaniment of sick or elderly people at home).