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2014 Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada

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2013collection en(CCCB – Ottawa)... The Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada will be held in parishes across the country on September 27 and 28, 2014. In his letter to parishes, the Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), states: "This year we have several reasons to celebrate our common journey in faith and evangelization. Pope Francis proclaimed two of the founders of the Church in Canada saints of the Universal Church: Bishop François de Laval and Mother Marie of the Incarnation. Many pilgrims are travelling to Quebec City for the 350th anniversary of the Parish Notre-Dame de Québec, North America's first Catholic parish outside Spanish territories."

Last Updated on Tuesday, September 09 2014

CCCB 2014 National Forum with Catholic Movements and Associations

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Forum2011 3The Standing Committee on Relations with Catholic Movements and Associations will be holding a Forum at the Auberge de la Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, September 12-14, 2014. Organized by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), and by invitation only, the Forum will bring together over 30 national Catholic movements and associations to share with one another and with Bishops about their activities as well as their experiences in evangelizing society.

Last Updated on Monday, September 08 2014

Archbishop Miller and Bishop Plouffe visit the Philippines with Development and Peace delegation

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plouffemillerA delegation of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) August 16 - 26, 2014, is visiting projects supported by CCODP in Philippine communities that had been severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. The delegation includes: the Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, C.S.B., Archbishop of Vancouver; the Most Reverend Jean-Louis Plouffe, Bishop of Sault Ste. Marie; Mr. Pat Kennedy, President of the National Council of Development and Peace; Mr. Arthur Peters, Executive Director of Share Life of the Archdiocese of Toronto; Mrs. Fran Lucas, National Chairperson of Community Life of the Catholic Women's League of Canada; Sister Nida Fe Chavez, General Treasurer of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Toronto; and Dr. Patrick Fletcher, Senior Advisor for Theology and Social Doctrine with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). The group is accompanied by three staff from Development and Peace: Executive Director Mr. Michael Casey; Programs Officer Mr. Jess Agustin; and Communications Officer Ms. Kelly Di Domenico.

Link to the CCODP Media release 
Report from Dr. Patrick Fletcher about a visit to a CCODP partner helping to organize a Philippine community of residents who have been living in shanties (PDF)

Last Updated on Monday, August 18 2014

A Church in Dialogue – Catholic Ecumenical Commitment

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A Church in Dialogue(CCCB – Ottawa)... To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council's Decree on Ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio (1964-2014), 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 popular resource, "A Church in Dialogue, Catholic Ecumenical Commitment". This new CCCB resource is intended for parishes, colleges and high schools as well as discussion groups. It provides introductory information about the Catholic Church's commitment to and involvement in ecumenism since the Second Vatican Council. The resource defines key terms and definitions which will assist those exploring ecumenism for the first time.

Last Updated on Monday, August 18 2014

CCCB and Canadian dioceses respond to Middle East crises

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Following the appeal by Pope Francis on August 7, 2014, and his Angelus message of July 20, the Holy See's Secretariat of State has transmitted an urgent message to the world's Catholic Bishops. In a letter received on August 8 by the Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), the Bishops of Canada and their local Churches were invited "to unite with the Holy Father in steadfast prayer to invoke the gift of peace from the Holy Spirit."

Last Updated on Monday, August 11 2014

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