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New French-language translation for Canada of Sunday, Weekday and Sanctoral volumes of the Lectionary

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Nouveaux lectionnaires-FR-1On the first Sunday of September 2016, the new Lectionnaire du Dimanche, Lectionnaire de Semaine, and Lectionnaire des Saints et Messes rituelles will be officially inaugurated in Canada. This past January, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) received recognitio from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments for the use of the three volumes in the dioceses of Canada. This follows the publication in 2013 of the new Traduction officielle liturgique de la Bible.

Last Updated on Monday, April 18 2016

Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation “The Joy of Love” is welcomed throughout Canada

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Amoris Laetitia-ENImmediately following the publication on April 8, 2016, of Pope Francis' Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation "Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family", a number of Bishops across Canada issued a statement or held a news conference. The text of the Apostolic Exhortation follows the deliberations of the two Synods of Bishops on the marriage and the family which were held at the Vatican in October 2014 and October 2015. CCCB Publications will have printed copies of the Apostolic Exhortation in stock shortly, and pre-orders can already be placed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, April 13 2016

New Bishop appointed for Military Ordinariate of Canada

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McCaig Scott(CCCB – Ottawa)... His Holiness Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Donald J. Thériault as Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of Canada and has appointed today as his successor the Reverend Father Scott McCaig, C.C. At the time of his appointment, the Bishop-elect was General Superior of the Companions of the Cross. Bishop Thériault has been Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of Canada for the past 18 years. He had submitted his resignation to the Holy Father at the age of 70 because of his health. With the announcement of the acceptance of the resignation of Bishop Thériault, the Holy Father also announced that he appointed him Apostolic Administrator until the new Bishop takes canonical possession of the Military Ordinariate of Canada.

Last Updated on Friday, April 08 2016

Materials for 2016 National Week for Life and the Family

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2016WeekofLifeandFamily ENThe fourth National Week for Life and the Family will be celebrated across Canada, May 8-15, 2016, beginning this year on Ascension Sunday and ending on Pentecost Sunday. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is again offering dioceses/eparchies, parishes and other non-profit groups possible resources and options for planning and organizing local activities. The theme for this year is "My family: A school of mercy". Beginning this year, the CCCB has invited the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) to undertake the responsibility for producing the annual resources, working in collaboration and consultation with the Conference. Until now, two different dioceses (one from each Sector) produced the annual resources.

Last Updated on Thursday, April 07 2016

2016 Meeting of the Bishops of the Church in America on Mercy

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Cover Laudato Si-ENThe 40th meeting of the Bishops of the Catholic Church in America will take place in Tampa, Florida, 22 to 25 February 2016, with the presidencies of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM). This gathering gives an opportunity to the three major organizations of Catholic Bishops from the Western hemisphere to discuss recent developments and also a specific theme. The theme this year will be Jesus Christ, the face of the Father's Mercy with the Encyclical of Pope Francis Laudato si' and the Aperecida document as foundational documents. The Holy Father, when Archbishop of Buenos Aires, was the principal writer of the Aparecida document. The text was published by the Fifth General Conference of the Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean, which met in Aparecida, Brazil, during May 2007.

Last Updated on Friday, February 19 2016

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On January 13th 2010, Most Reverend Vincent Nguyen became Canada’s first Catholic Bishop of East Asian descent. He is the great-grandson of a Vietnamese Martyr.