September 2015

The Graces of Philadelphia

(2015-09-30) As Pope Francis drove by in his Popemobile, a young man cried out at the top of his lungs, “I saw the Pope! He was so beautiful!” Everyone around him was surprised, however, for this young man was wearing a kippa: he was Jewish.

Pope has been invited to Canada, but Vatican says nothing confirmed

(2015-09-29) Now that Pope Francis' trip to the United States has ended, many wonder when he will visit Canada, as he has been invited to visit Montreal in 2017.

Visiting prison, pope says all people need forgiveness

(2015-09-28) While pilgrims in Philadelphia put up with a long weekend of lines and security checks at the papal venues, the pope reached out to a group of people whose lives are lines and security checks for years.

Franciscans Celebrate

(2015-09-25) Franciscans in Montreal are celebrating two milestones this year: The 400th anniversary of their arrival in French North America and the centennial of the opening of their priory in Rosemont.

Bishops issue statement on assisted suicide

(2015-09-23) The Catholic Bishops of Canada have concluded their 2015 Plenary Assembly, which met since this past September 14, publishing a statement on the issue of assisted suicide and euthanasia and on the urgent need for better access to palliative care.

A Large-Scale Celebration for Consecrated Life

(2015-09-23) Seven hundred religious men and women participated in the celebration of consecrated life, an event organized by the Canadian Religious Conference (CRC) and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB).

Pope Francis Gives Green Churches a Boost!

(2015-09-22) This summer, two much awaited events came to pass: the release of the pope's encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si, and the due recognition of the Green Churches Network as a charitable organization.

Refugees: Message from the Archbishop

(2015-09-16) In a letter addressed to the faithful, Archbishop Lépine invites us to take action in the name of compassion and solidarity in this Year of Mercy.

A Posthumous Doctorate for Cardinal Turcotte

(2015-09-16) The launch of the academic year at the Dominican Pastoral Institute was marked by the posthumous awarding of an honorary doctorate in pastoral theology to Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte.

Highlights of papal visit to Cuba and the USA

(2015-09-15) The Director of the Holy See’s Press office, Father Federico Lombardi, described the upcoming visit by Pope Francis to Cuba and the United States as a long, complex but wonderful journey.

Refugee Crisis: the Archdiocese Takes Action

(2015-09-11) What can we do about the refugee crisis? In Montreal, the Archdiocese has been running a sponsorship program for several years.


(2015-09-09) Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, has released an open letter to Canadian Catholics on how all the members of the Church can respond to the refugee crisis.

Pope Francis reforms Church law in marital nullity trials

(2015-09-09) Pope Francis issued two Apostolic Letters motu proprio on Tuesday, by which he introduced reforms to the legal structures of the Church, which deal with questions of marital nullity.

New Bishop Appointed for Joliette

(2015-09-08) His Holiness Pope Francis today accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Gilles Lussier as Bishop of Joliette, and named as his successor the Most Reverend Raymond Poisson.

What Are You Talking About On The Road

(2015-09-07) On the 3rd Sunday in September, the Christian dioceses and communities in Quebec are invited to celebrate the annual Catechetical Sunday. This year, a particular suggestion is being made to the communities, to experience an intergenerational catechesis.

Brothers of Charity Celebrate 150th Anniversary

(2015-09-04) On July 25, 2015, the Brothers of Charity got together, with over a hundred friends and brethren, to celebrate their 150 years of presence and tireless charity in the diocese of Montreal.

Create a Climate of Change!

(2015-09-02) Responding to the call of Pope Francis to take urgent action on curbing climate change, Development and Peace has launched a new campaign: Create a Climate of Change!

Holy Year Indulgences are an experience of faith

(2015-09-02) Pope Francis conceded to priests during the upcoming Holy Year the disposition to absolve of the sin of abortion those who have procured it and seek forgiveness for it.