Reflection Continues on Bishops’ Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

Wednesday, September 26 2018

Cornwall, Ontario – Today marked the mid-way point of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (CCCB) annual Plenary Assembly with ongoing discussion on a number of pastoral matters.

The Bishops resumed discussion of their pastoral relationship with Indigenous Peoples. In the spirit of embarking on a shared journey of healing and reconciliation, they considered the insights from the sharing circles held earlier this year in which they listened to the stories, concerns, and hopes of Indigenous Peoples across the country. The Bishops also received an update on the activities of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP)-Caritas Canada.

The third day of the plenary included the annual meeting of the English Sector. This meeting brings together Bishops from English dioceses to receive information on liturgical, catechetical and other matters which are closely tied to language and culture. The meeting of the French Sector is scheduled for Thursday, September 27, 2018.

CCCB 75th anniversary video
Salt + Light Catholic Media Foundation has produced an original documentary to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. The video profiles current and past Presidents sharing thoughts and memories of the CCCB.

The Plenary Assembly continues through to Friday, September 28, 2018.