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The Catholic Bishops of Canada celebrate people in Consecrated Life

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Logo Year Consecrated LifeOn the occasion of the Year of Consecrated Life, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) joins the Canadian Religious Conference (CRC) to invite all religious, members of societies of apostolic life and secular institutes, as well as all interested Catholics, to a Mass of Thanksgiving, September 17, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, in Montreal. The Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the CCCB, will preside at the Mass along with all the Catholic Bishops of Canada. Fr. Eugene King, O.M.I. will deliver the homily. This celebration will take place during the annual meeting of the Plenary Assembly of the CCCB, which will take place in Cornwall, Ontario.

Last Updated on Tuesday, August 18 2015

Guide for 2015 Federal Election

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(CCCB – Ottawa)... With the federal election campaign underway, the Commission for Justice and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has issued a guide inviting Catholics to vote with discernment. In its "2015 Federal Election Guide", the Commission lists some basic principles from Catholic moral and social teaching to help voters analyze and evaluate public policies and programs.

Last Updated on Thursday, August 20 2015

New Apostolic Exarchate for Syro-Malabarian Catholics in Canada

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KALLUVELIL Joseph webOttawa, August 6, 2015- Today, His Holiness Pope Francis has erected the Apostolic Exarchate for Syro-Malabar faithful in Canada, with its See in Mississauga (Ontario), and has appointed Reverend Jose Kalluvelil, from the Eparchy of Palghat (India), as its first Apostolic Exarch. Previously, the Syro-Malabar Catholics of the country were part of the Eparchy for Syro-Malabarian Catholics in Canada and the United States which was erected in 2001. The new Exarchate has 18 parishes and missions, with a Catholic population of 15,000.

Last Updated on Thursday, August 06 2015

A Church in Dialogue – Catholics and Muslims in Canada: Believers and Citizens in Society

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184-893(CCCB – Ottawa)... The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), through its Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity, Religious Relations with the Jews, and Interfaith Dialogue, has published a new resource to coincide with the conclusion of the month of Ramadan (Id al-Fitr, July 18), entitled: A Church in Dialogue: Catholics and Muslims in Canada : Believers and Citizens in Society. In a letter introducing the document, the Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the CCCB, explains that "the pamphlet is meant to help Canadian Catholics better understand their Muslim neighbours." This is the first time the CCCB has published a resource on relations between Catholics and Muslims in Canada.

Last Updated on Wednesday, July 08 2015

CCCB Standing Committee on Development and Peace / CCODP Standing Liaison Committee

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dandpThe Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) Standing Liaison Committee and the Standing Committee for Development and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) held their latest joint meeting on June 18, 2015, at the CCCB Offices in Ottawa, ON. The CCCB Standing Committee advises the Conference on Development and Peace plans and activities, as well as facilitates communication and collaboration between the CCCB and CCODP.

Last Updated on Thursday, July 02 2015

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