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2020 Pentecost Message to Catholic Movements and Associations

Wednesday, May 27 2020

Dear members of Movements and Associations, Time has ground to a halt – but the Spirit is moving! Borders are closed, isolation is making itself felt, physical distancing is taking its toll even though we are finding ways to stay connected by various technologies and other media. Through this pandemic, humanity, surrounded by a shared suffering, has embarked on common quest for solutions that will…

2019 Pentecost Message to Canadian Catholic Movements and Associations

Wednesday, May 29 2019

Pentecost this year has a special emphasis with Pope Francis inviting all of us to live October 2019 as an Extraordinary Missionary Month. Throughout it we are invited to pray for a truly missionary conversion of the whole Church. "We are not selling a product. We have a life to communicate: God, his divine life, his merciful love, his holiness! It is the Holy Spirit…

2017 Pentecost message to Canadian Catholic movements and associations

Wednesday, May 31 2017

Dear members of Movements and Associations, In his homily during the Pentecost Eucharistic celebration of 2015, Pope Francis said this: The world needs men and women who are not closed in on themselves, but filled with the Holy Spirit. [...] The world needs the courage, hope, faith and perseverance of Christ's followers. The world needs the fruits of the Holy Spirit: "love, joy, peace, patience,…

2016 Pentecost message for Canadian Catholic movements and associations

Thursday, May 12 2016

Dear Members of Movements and Associations, In his Bull of Indiction proclaiming the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis said: "The Church's first truth is the love of Christ. The Church makes herself a servant of this love and mediates it to all people: a love that forgives and expresses itself in the gift of oneself. Consequently, wherever the Church is present, the mercy of the…

2015 PENTECOST MESSAGE TO CATHOLIC MOVEMENTS AND ASSOCIATIONS

Friday, May 15 2015

Dear Members of Movements and Associations, Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in their own language. Amazed and astonished, they asked, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own…

2014 Pentecost Message for Canadian Catholic National Movements and Associations

Monday, June 02 2014

Dear Members of the Movements and Associations, The Movements and Associations of the Church are a sign and instrument of the Holy Spirit in our times. Each member of the Movements and Associations brings a dynamic presence of the Holy Spirit into a very real encounter with the world. Some of the members are quiet and hidden, like leaven in the dough; others engage the…

2013 Pentecost Message for Canadian Catholic National Movements and Associations

Wednesday, May 15 2013

And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house . . . . All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2.2,4).  Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In his address to the ecclesial movements and new communities at Pentecost 1998, Blessed Pope John Paul expressed his conviction that such groups…

Message for Canadian Catholic national movements and associations to mark the Solemnity of All Saints

Monday, October 29 2012

Solemnity of All Saints, 2012 Dear Friends, The CCCB Standing Committee for Relations with Movements and Associations last wrote to you on the Solemnity of Pentecost. We are pleased to be in contact with you again, this time for the Solemnity of All Saints. The joyful commemoration of all the saints in heaven is a reminder of the universal vocation to holiness and of the…

Pentecost Message for Canadian Catholic national movements and associations

Friday, May 25 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This Pentecost Sunday, with great joy we give thanks to God for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on that first Pentecost, and for that same Holy Spirit given today in renewing and creating new ways for Christ’s redeeming love to be made visible for the world. As we approach the Year of Faith declared by Pope Benedict XVI, we recall…

Recognition of National Catholic Associations: Guidelines for the CCCB and Associations of the Faithful

Monday, March 06 2006

Recognition of National Catholic Associations Guidelines for the CCCB and Associations of the Faithful (pdf format) Please click here to download.

Forum 2004 – Report

Tuesday, September 14 2004

Social Justice - From Words to Action Please click here for the Report on the CCCB Annual Forum with National Associations, April 23 - 24, 2004.

2004 CCCB Forum with National Associations: Presentation by Robert Letendre, the past Executive Director of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace

Sunday, June 06 2004

CCCB Forum with National Associations Social Justice – From Words to Action Presentation by Robert Letendre, the past Executive Director of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace Theme: Challenges to overcome for greater justice in our world: Must we reinvent our way of being prophetic?

2004 CCCB Forum with National Associations: The Chief Challenges for Social Justice in Canada Today, a presentation by Joe Gunn, Director, Social Affairs CCCB

Sunday, June 06 2004

CCCB Forum with National Associations Social Justice – From Words to Action Presentation by Joe Gunn, Director, Social Affairs CCCB Theme: The Chief Challenges for Social Justice in Canada Today

Catholic Witness in Today’s World: Report on the CCCB Annual Forum with National Associations

Thursday, August 28 2003

2003 Forum Report

Speaking Notes For A Presentation By Father William F. Ryan, S.J., At The 2003 Forum With National Associations On The Theme Of CATHOLIC WITNESS IN TODAY’S WORLD

Thursday, June 26 2003

Catholic Witness in Today's World: A Context, A World vision, and A Spirituality.

Summary of Ecclesia in America Published: Living the Gospel in the New Millennium

Monday, June 02 2003

(CCCB-Ottawa) -- The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has just published a popularized summary of Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in America. The 16-page booklet entitled Living the Gospel in the New Millennium brings to life the main themes of the Apostolic Exhortation made public by the Pope during his visit to Mexico in January 1999. Ecclesia in America was the conclusion of…

Report on the CCCB Annual Forum with National Associations: Launch Out Into The Deep

Sunday, June 01 2003

Ottawa, May 31 -- June 1, 2002 Click here to read Report on the CCCB Annual Forum with National Associations Launch Out Into The Deep Ottawa, May 31 -- June 1, 2002

REPORT ON THE CCCB FORUM WITH ASSOCIATIONS: The Catholic Church in Canada Before, During and After

Saturday, May 05 2001

May 4-5, 2001 World Youth Day, 2002- The Catholic Church in Canada Before, During and After INTRODUCTION For the sixth consecutive year, the Episcopal Commission for Relations with Associations of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Laity hosted a Forum with national Catholic associations. The General Objectives of the annual Forum are: 1) to discuss and make recommendations on a topic that is a priority for the…

The Bishop: Servant of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the Hope of the World

Sunday, September 10 2000

Report on the CCCB Forum with National Associations June 2-3, 2000 INTRODUCTION For the fifth consecutive year, The Episcopal Commission for Relations with Associations of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Laity hosted a Forum with national Catholic associations. The General Objectives of the Forum are: 1) to discuss and make recommendations on a topic that is a priority for the Commission; and 2) to enable the…