December 2016

An Archbishop’s Christmas

(2016-12-21) This year, perhaps more than any other, Archbishop Lépine will spend time with people who are often alone, abandoned, and cast aside.

Archdiocese of Toronto Celebrates 175th Anniversary

(2016-12-20) December 17 marks the 175th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Toronto, kicking off a year-long celebration of this historic milestone.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle

(2016-12-19) Seven Canadian Catholic organizations have formed a coalition to strengthen and foster relations with Indigenous people.

Wish Pope Francis Happy Birthday by email

(2016-12-14) Pope Francis turns 80 years old on December 17th. The Vatican has created new email addresses for well wishers to leave birthday messages for the Pope.

Bishop Echevarría of Opus Dei dies at 84

(2016-12-13) On December 12th, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Bishop Javier Echevarria, the prelate of Opus Dei, passed away. He was 84. He was the second successor of St. Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei's founder.

In the Name of Jesus

(2016-12-08) Released on December 8, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Archbishop's pastoral letter for the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal highlights the spiritual dimension of the city's origins and history.

News Briefs...

(2016-12-07) Contemplative Theology and Spiritual Mentorship Formation - Faith and Light: Christmas Gathering - Missione Maria Ausiliatrice: YOUCAT Faith Formation Sessions - Pope Francis: In Advent, it is important to reflect on hope

Unable to visit, Pope Francis sends blessings

(2016-12-06) Pope Francis will not be visiting Montreal in 2017. The Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, recently relayed this message in a letter addressed to the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Douglas Crosby.

"Toward the Future, United in Faith and Trust"

(2016-12-05) To mark the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace – Caritas Canada in 2017, the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton and President of the CCCB, has issued a Pastoral Letter.