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Preparatory Document published for 2023 Synod on Synodality

Friday, September 10 2021

The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops issued the preparatory document for the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops which will take place during the month of October 2023 on the theme “For a Synodal Church: Communication, Participation and Mission”. The Vademecum (or handbook) was likewise published to guide the listening and discernment during the consultation phase in local churches. 2023 Synod of…

Life and Family Suggestions for Homilies and Prayers of the Faithful During September 2021

Wednesday, September 01 2021

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease across the country and churches gradually welcome parishioners back in person, the Sunday liturgy offers nourishment for prayer and reflection during the whole week – whether we are meditating on the readings, praying together with our families or participating at Mass within our faith communities. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) continues to post possible homily ideas and…

Season of Creation 2021 – A Home for All? Renewing the Oikos of God

Friday, August 27 2021

Endorsed by Pope Francis in 2015 and supported by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, the annual month-long ecumenical celebration entitled the Season of Creation will begin on 1 September (World Day of Prayer for Creation) and continue until 4 October 2021 (feast of Saint Francis of Assisi). The celebration calls on the global Christian community to promote prayer and action to protect our common home.…

Statement from the Executive Committee of the CCCB regarding the Corporation for the Catholic Entities Party to the Indian Residential School Settlement

Friday, August 20 2021

The Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) wishes to address recent reporting on the Corporation for the Catholic Entities Party to the Indian Residential School Settlement (CCEPIRSS). As a Committee, we have been profoundly saddened by the recent uncovering of unmarked burial sites and wish to play a meaningful role in the journey towards healing and reconciliation. This journey requires long-term…