November 2017

Together on a Mission!

(2017-11-29) Several hundred catechists and people involved in catechesis participated in the French and English catechetical conferences and the joint keynote session held on November 17 and 18, 2017 in Montreal.

Pope Francis addresses Myanmar's leaders

(2017-11-28) In his first public discourse on Myanmar soil on Tuesday, Pope Francis encouraged the nation on the “arduous process of peacebuilding and national reconciliation” saying it can be achieved on only through a “commitment to justice and respect for human rights”.

Interfaith panel addresses “openness to others”

(2017-11-22) “The best way to overcome our fear of others is to meet them, get to know them, and acknowledge them,” declared Archbishop Christian Lépine, part of an interfaith panel that was held November 17.

"The Poor open for us the way to heaven."

(2017-11-21) Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday – the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time and the first-ever World Day of the Poor – in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Lutherans and Catholics united in prayer

(2017-11-20) About 50 Catholics and Lutherans participated in a ceremony commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, held on November 18 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in downtown Montreal.

Pope addresses end-of-life issues

(2017-11-17) When faced with the new challenges that arise with regard to “end-of-life” issues, “the categorical imperative is to never abandon the sick,” says Pope Francis.

By youth, and for youth

(2017-11-15) Many young people between the ages of 13 and 35 participated in the Forum Mission Jeunesse last Saturday at the Grand Seminary of Montreal. The purpose? To prepare for the October 2018 Synod of Bishops, called by Pope Francis.

When faith, family and politics meet

(2017-11-13) Archduke Rudolf and Archduchess Marie-Hélène from Austria gave a conference on the family on October 14, during their visit to Montreal.

Emergency appeal to help Rohingya refugees

(2017-11-10) In response to the Rohingya persecution in Myanmar, the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace - Caritas Canada has launched an emergency appeal to help refugees seeking asylum in Bangladesh.

News Briefs...

(2017-11-08) Start of construction work for St. Raphael's Palliative Care Home - Together in Mission! - Bill C-51 - Commemoration of the Reformation - Restorative Justice Week

Theology of the Body: Decoding love

(2017-11-08) Jason Evert and Christopher West, two of the world’s foremost Theology of the Body experts and enthusiasts, will give 7 sessions in Montreal. Come join us to discover and embrace God’s call to greatness in our lives!

A home for asylum seekers officially inaugurated

(2017-11-07) On Thursday, November 2, The Bridge (Le Pont), dedicated to providing temporary shelter to asylum seekers, was inaugurated in a festive atmosphere. Located in the rectory of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Parish, it has been housing families, women and children.

A stained-glass window for Marguerite Bourgeoys

(2017-11-03) On October 28, the Archbishop Christian Lépine, took part in the inauguration and blessing of a stained-glass window dedicated to Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys at the church in Hiers-Brouage, in France.