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New Eparchial Bishop appointed for Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto

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(CCCB – Ottawa)... The Most Reverend Bawai Soro has been named Eparchial Bishop of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto. Until the new Eparchial Bishop takes canonical possession of the Eparchy, the Most Reverend Francis Kalabat, Eparchial Bishop of the Chaldean Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit, will remain as Apostolic Administrator, sede vacante, for the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto.

Last Updated on Tuesday, October 31 2017 Read more...
 

CCCB Intervention on Bill C-51

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Bill C-51 Intervention(CCCB – Ottawa)... The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) intervened on 30 October 2017 before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights concerning clause 14 of Bill C-51, "An Act to Amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to Make Consequential Amendments to Another Act". Under clause 14, the Bill proposes the removal of Section 176 (1, 2, 3) of the Criminal Code of Canada, which currently makes it an indictable offence to obstruct or cause violence to an officiating clergyman or minister as well as to disturb religious worship or gatherings. The oral interventions were brought forward by the Most Reverend Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil and President of the CCCB and His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto. The two Bishops were accompanied by Mr Bruce F. Simpson, a partner with Barnes Sammon LLP specialized in criminal law.

Last Updated on Friday, November 03 2017 Read more...
 

Materials for 2018 National Week for Life and the Family

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2018WeekofLifeandFamily ENThe National Week for Life and the Family will be celebrated across Canada, the 13 to 20 May 2018, from the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord to Pentecost Sunday. Ascension Sunday this year also coincides with Mother's Day. For the sixth consecutive year, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is offering dioceses/eparchies, parishes as well as Catholic organizations and associations groups possible resources and options for planning and organizing local activities. The theme for 2018 is "Love: Encountering the Other". The resources have been prepared by the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF), working in collaboration and consultation with the CCCB, and are available online, and may be freely downloaded and reproduced by dioceses/eparchies, parishes and other non-profit groups.

Last Updated on Wednesday, October 25 2017 Read more...
 

CCCB Solemn Mass on the liturgical Feast of Saints Jean de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs – 26 September 2017

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Plenary 2017-8As part of the 2017 Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), the Bishops of Canada gathered in Ottawa for the celebration of a Solemn Mass on the liturgical Feast of Saints Jean de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs, at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica on 26 September. The Canadian Martyrs are the secondary patrons of Canada. The Eucharistic celebration included the Consecration of Canada to the Blessed Virgin Mary on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and also highlighted the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace - Caritas Canada.

Last Updated on Friday, October 20 2017 Read more...
 

2017 CCCB Forum for Canadian national Catholic movements and associations

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Forum 2017-webThe 2017 Forum for Canadian national Catholic movements and associations was held in Châteauguay, Quebec, at Manoir D'Youville, 6-8 October 2017. Hosted every three years by the Standing Committee for Relations with Catholic Movements and Associations of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), this provides a unique opportunity for national Catholic organizations to share and discuss their activities and charisms with one another and with the Bishops on the Standing Committee. This year, the theme was "Co-workers in the vineyard". The gathering brought together representatives from over 25 national Catholic organizations from across Canada who engaged in three major discussions: the formation of leaders in the Church, the different faces of social, material and spiritual poverty present in Canada, and the use of social media in the Church's mission of evangelization.

Last Updated on Friday, October 13 2017 Read more...
 


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