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Message by CCCB President for the 2014 National Week for Life and the Family

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durocheThe Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has released his message for the second National Week for Life and the Family. The National Week will be celebrated across Canada, May 11-18, 2014, in accordance with the plans, priorities and resources of each local diocese. In his message, Archbishop Durocher recalls that following the footsteps of the newly canonized Saints, Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II, "Pope Francis has also made the family one of his chief concerns." "This October", the President continues, "I will participate in an Extraordinary Synod of Bishops he has called to reflect on the challenges facing families in today's cultures. This will be followed one year later by a second, Ordinary Synod that will propose concrete ways the Church can help all of Christ's faithful respond to these challenges. I invite all of us to start praying now for the success of both these Synods."

The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) has also issued a message for the 2014 Week for Life and the Family. The text, on the theme Families let us share the joy of knowing Christ, is available on the COLF website.

Link to the message of CCCB President

Link to COLF Message

Last Updated on Wednesday, May 07 2014  
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