December 2013

New Apostolic Nuncio to Canada

New Apostolic Nuncio for Canada

(2013-12-18) Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi as apostolic nuncio to Canada. At the time of his appointment, Archbishop Bonazzi was Apostolic Nuncio to Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.

24 hours for World Peace

Make Peace Your New Year Resolution

(2013-12-17) Participate in the “24 Hours for World Peace” online vigil on January 1, 2014, the World Day of Peace!

Pope Francis: 'Person of the Year'

Pope Francis: 'Person of the Year'

(2013-12-11) Pope Francis has been named Time Magazine's ‘Person of the Year’ for 2013. He is the third Roman Pontiff to receive this honour after John XXIII in 1962 and John Paul II in 1994.


Venerable Rosalie Cadron-Jetté

(2013-12-10) Good news! Pope Francis has authorized the publication of a decree recognizing the heroic virtues of Rosalie Cadron-Jetté, founder of the Institute of the Misericordia Sisters.

Caritas Internationalis seeks to end world hunger

Pope launches appeal to end global hunger

(2013-12-10) In an unprecedented video message, Pope Francis has appealed to people throughout the world to support a new campaign by Caritas Internationalis to wipe out global hunger.

The Liturgical Time of Advent

The Liturgical Time of Advent

(2013-12-09) Father Robert Gendreau writes about the liturgical season of Advent as a time of conversion, joyful wait and hope.

Christianity requires a relationship with Jesus

Christian Faith is a Relationship with Jesus

(2013-12-04) Bishop Dowd was a keynote speaker at a conference, at the Dominican University College in Ottawa to mark the closure of the Year of Faith on November 21, 2013. Deborah Gyapong met with the Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal.

Special Mass for the Philippines

Praying for the Philippines

(2013-12-04) On November 28, the Archbishop of Montreal, Most Rev. Christian Lépine, celebrated a special Mass for the Philippines at Saint Joseph's Oratory in support of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Year of Faith Draw

For me, the Year of Faith was...

(2013-12-02) Many of you took part in our little draw for the Year of Faith, here are some photos and feedback that we have received. Thank you for your participation!