Bishops of Canada Deepen Their Commitments to Walk Together with Indigenous Partners on the Healing and Reconciliation Journey
Cornwall – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), gathered in Plenary Assembly this week, agreed upon a series of next steps related to the painful legacy of residential schools. This work builds on previous commitments to promote access to records, educate clergy on Indigenous cultures and spirituality, and contribute $30 million to healing and reconciliation initiatives across Canada.
CCCB Statement for National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
As Canadians pause to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Catholic Bishops of Canada prayerfully reflect on the painful journey of Indigenous Peoples of This Land. We are especially mindful of the role of the Catholic Church in operating residential schools and the pain and ongoing trauma it has caused for generations of Indigenous families. In particular, we remember the children who endured pain and suffering in residential schools, aware that many did not return home.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Bridges
A major step was taken toward reconciliation this summer when the Pope visited Canada.
Spiritual Support for Separated or Divorced Persons
The Diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life and the Family is launching a series of monthly encounters for those wounded in their sacrament of marriage and who are seeking a path of healing and reconciliation.
Letter to Pope Francis, On Behalf of the Bishops of Canada
Most Holy Father, Fraternal greetings in Jesus Christ from the Catholic Bishops of Canada!
President's Report - Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops 2022: Plenary Assembly
Brother Bishops, distinguished guests, and members of the CCCB staff,
The Most Rev. Frank Leo, Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal
Montreal — An Italian Canadian in the uppermost echelons of the Catholic Church of Montreal: a source of pride for this entire Community whose faith has always been an integral aspect of our identity, a distinguishing feature and an unbreakable bond with our roots, our culture and our traditions. The man in question is the Most Rev. Frank Leo who, originally from the parish of Our Lady of Consolation, was last week ordained Titular Bishop of Tamada and Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal, in which apostolic mission he will work alongside Bishop Alain Faubert and Archbishop Christian Lépine.
Invitation to the 25th anniversary of the Festival Marial
Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, We have the honour of inviting you to the 25th anniversary of the Festival Marial taking place Saturday, October 1, 2022. On that same day, we will also celebrate Patron of the Missions St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, as well as the first day of the Month of the Rosary.
Missionary Month 2022: “You will be my witnesses”
Montreal — October 1 is approaching and, at this beginning of the Missionary Month and the feast of the Patron of the Missions St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, the Catholic faithful of Canada and all men and women of good will are invited to (re-)discover, to celebrate and to support missionary activities in the world in aid of those most in need.
The Canonization of Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini
Rome — On October 9 Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini will be proclaimed a saint. Today, in St. Peter's Basilica during the Ordinary Consistory, Pope Francis announced the date on which the Bishop of Piacenza, founder of the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo and the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo Scalabrinians and inspirer of the Scalabrini Secular Missionaries, will be canonized.
CNEWA CANADA disbursements to Ukraine reach $5.5 million CAD since the beginning of 2022
Ottawa — The Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) has distributed more than $5.5 million CAD in emergency aid to Ukraine. With the help of its local partners including the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Caritas Ukraine and the Ukrainian Catholic University, CNEWA donations are reaching people both in large cities and in remote villages throughout Ukraine.
Ukraine Emergency: Update
The impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24 is still having disastrous consequences for the people: there are around four million refugees in neighbouring countries and over seven million displaced people inside Ukraine. It is the largest human displacement crisis in the world today.