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Decrees, Statements, Letters, Briefs

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) releases numerous official documents every year. Some are under the form of decrees, while others are public statements, pastoral letters, or briefs. Only a few documents published before 1996 are available online.

List of official documents by the CCCB in chronological order

Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Indigenous Peoples of This Land


Friday, September 24 2021

We, the Catholic Bishops of Canada, gathered in Plenary this week, take this opportunity to affirm to you, the Indigenous Peoples of this land, that we acknowledge the suffering experienced in Canada’s Indian Residential Schools. Many Catholic religious communities and dioceses participated in this system, which led to the suppression…

Statement from the Executive Committee of the CCCB on the upcoming federal elections: "Voting: a duty, a gift, an opportunity”


Friday, September 17 2021

The Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops encourages all Catholics in Canada to vote in the upcoming federal elections. In preparation, the faithful should reflect on their concerns and aspirations, familiarize themselves with the different party platforms, as well as with the candidates in their respective ridings,…

Statement on Recent Acts of Violence in Canada


Thursday, June 10 2021

Today, the members of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) published a statement calling for an end to religious violence in Canada, and more specifically Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. Statement on Recent Acts of Violence in Canada

Decree No. 38: Maximum Amount for Alienation of Church Property


Tuesday, March 30 2021

In accordance with the prescriptions of Canon 1292 §1, as well as Decree No. 38 of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, and after taking into consideration the 2020 national cost-of-living increase of 0.7%, the CCCB Executive Committee at its meeting of  23-24 March 2021, determined that the current maximum…

2021 Easter Message


Friday, March 26 2021

“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad. Alleluia” There is something unique about the Easter Liturgies, and that is, the reality of movement – not just activity, but a joyful movement of going forth – the Church that goes forth! We certainly see…

Decree no. 2020-01-E – Decree of Implementation of the Revised Translation of the Trinitarian Ending of the Collect


Tuesday, February 09 2021

PDF Version: Decree no. 2020-01-E – Decree of Implementation of the Revised Translation of the Trinitarian Ending of the Collect