National Commissions

Doctrine


Mandate

The Church’s mission of proclaiming the Gospel in the contemporary world often raises pastoral questions and concerns which must be adequately addressed at the national level. For this reason, the Code of Canon Law has assigned certain areas to the common discernment and teaching of the Bishops, including safeguarding the integrity of faith and morals. Within the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine is mandated to identify the theological needs of the Church in Canada; to assist the CCCB in addressing theological and moral questions through research and study; to act as a liaison with Catholic theologians and theological schools; and to prepare public statements, resources and pastoral letters on doctrinal and moral questions. All of the Commission’s activities are intended to teach, clarify and therefore maintain, in communion with the successor of Peter, the integrity of faith and moral doctrine in the face of rising challenges and contrary ideologies.

Members

Mgr Lawrence Huculak, O.S.B.M.
Mgr Michael Mulhall
Mgr Marc Pelchat, président
Mgr Serge Poitras
Mgr Paul Terrio


Documents



Senior Advisor and Commission Secretary

Patrick Fletcher, Ph.D.


Theology and Social Doctrine

Address:

2500 Don Reid Drive
Ottawa (ON) K1H 2J2
Canada

613-241-9461, ext. 220

613-241-8117