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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 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

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

Christmas Message 2020


Monday, December 21 2020

Dear Friends, We approach the celebration of Christmas this year with some important new realities that are very present to us. There is our experience of a world pandemic over the past nine months, an unprecedented period of uncertainty and hardship that we have never experienced before. There is the…

CCCB President Signs Joint Statement in Support of Artsakh


Monday, November 30 2020

The Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has signed a Joint Statement with the Most Reverend Mikael Mouradian, Eparchial Bishop for the Catholic Armenians in Canada and the United States and the Most Reverend Abgar Hovakimyan, Primate of the…

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on Bill C-7


Wednesday, November 18 2020

The Catholic Bishops of Canada remain steadfastly opposed to Bill C-7 that further expands euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada, which the government and courts have euphemistically called “medical assistance in dying” (“MAID”). We also remain deeply troubled and perplexed that the Federal Government chose not to appeal the Quebec…