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New Canadian Reporting System for Sexual Abuse or Cover-up by a Catholic Bishop furthers the commitment of the Catholic Church in Canada to protect minors and vulnerable persons from sexual abuse

06-05-2021
Today, the Bishops of Canada launch a national, bilingual service for reporting situations of sexual abuse either committed or covered-up by a Bishop. This service furthers their commitment to responsibility, accountability and transparency in matters of clergy sexual abuse and their commitment to facilitate healing and justice for victims-survivors.

General

Pope’s prayer intention for May: ‘For the world of finance’

04-05-2021
Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for the month of May 2021, calling for regulators to limit speculation in financial markets and protect ordinary people.

Montreal

The Archdiocese of Montreal embraces a “victim-centred” approach with the establishment of an Ombudsman and a revamped complaints process

04-05-2021
The Archdiocese of Montreal announced today that the majority of recommendations set out in the Capriolo Report have now been implemented, including the appointment, effective May 3, 2021, of Me Marie Christine Kirouack, Ad.E., to the position of independent Ombudsman. All complaints of abuse or other inappropriate behaviour will be referred to Me Kirouack, who will oversee the follow-up in each case.

Pope Francis

Amoris laetitia: Family is the mirror of the love of God

03-05-2021
In 10 episodes, one uploaded each month, we bring you a video with the Pope's reflections and first-hand testimonies of families from across the world on the theme of the family. The initiative is a joint collaboration between the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life and Vatican News, and aims to 're-read' the Apostolic Exhortation, with the aid of downloadable material prepared for personal and community reflection. Because, as Pope Francis reminds us: being a family is always "primarily an opportunity".

General

Life and Family: Suggestions for Homilies and Prayers of the Faithful during May 2021

03-05-2021
Even during a time of social isolation because of the COVID-19 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.