January 2013

Appointment of a Canadian in Honduras

New Bishop in Honduras originally from Canada

(2013-01-30) His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI named the Reverend Father Guy Charbonneau, P.M.E., as Bishop of Choluteca, Honduras, on January 26, 2013. Read details.

Pastoral Message from the Assembly of Québec Catholic Bishops

Catholics in a Pluralist Québec

(2013-01-30) Recently, the Assembly of Québec Catholic Bishops published a Pastoral Message titled "Catholics in a Pluralist Québec". Here is the english translation.

Social Action Office Activity

Preparing for Lent

(2013-01-28) Here is an invitation by the Social Action Office and Development and Peace to reflect and pray, as we prepare for Lent and for Launching Share Lent 2013.

Exhortation Verbum Domini

Pastoral recommendations from the CCCB

(2013-01-21) The Commission for Doctrine of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has now posted a text focusing on the pastoral and practical applications of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini.

Diocesan Celebration

Diocesan Celebration: Gathering and sharing

(2013-01-16) At least 500 people gathered on January 11, 2013 for a diocesan celebration involving collaborators of the pastoral mission in Montreal. Read the report.

8th annual evening of Christian Reunion

Ecumenical Celebration at St-Joseph’s Oratory

(2013-01-11) The whole Christian family of the Greater Montreal is invited to the 8th annual evening of Christian Reunion, held January 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm at Saint Joseph’s Oratory.

Idle No More: Letter from CCCB

Idle No More: Letter from the CCCB

(2013-01-10) While Indigenous People's Idle no More movement is growing throughout the country, the President of the CCCB, Archbishop Smith wrote a letter to both Canada's Prime minister Stephen Harper and National Chief Atleo.

Maronites in Canada: New Bishop elected

New bishop for maronites in Canada

(2013-01-10) His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI today accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Joseph Khoury as Eparchial Bishop of the Catholic Maronite Eparchy of Canada, and named as his successor Father Marwan Tabet, M.L.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees


(2013-01-08) For the World Day of Migrants and Refugees to be held January 13, 2013, here is a reflection offered by father Paternieri, c.s., Director of the Office of Cultural and Ritual Communities.

New course at McGill by Bishop Dowd

Bishop Dowd to offer course at McGill

(2013-01-07) Starting in January, Bishop Thomas Dowd will be offering a course at the Newman Centre of McGill University on the Administration of Religious Institutions. Read details.

Happy New Year !

Happy New Year 2013 !

(2013-01-01) It might be the end of a year, but it is also the beginning of a new one. To mark this new stage, Archbishop Christian Lépine wished to give this message. Continue to the video.


Blessed are the peacemakers

(2013-01-01) Pope Benedict XVI presented a few weeks ago his Message for the 46th World Day of Peace celebrated every year on January 1st. Read more.