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

Tuesday, November 30 2021

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) continues to post possible homily ideas and prayers of the faithful to help link the Sunday liturgy with the national pastoral initiative for life and family. The proposed texts for the month of December 2021 include suggestions from the 2nd Sunday of Advent, 5 December 2021, to the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, 2 January 2022.…

2021 National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

Thursday, November 25 2021

On 12 December, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Church in Canada celebrates the National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. This project, with the approval of the Bishops of Canada, has been coordinated since 2002 by the Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council (formerly the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council). This year, the reflection by the Council centres on the theme We are called…

2021 Pastoral Letter on Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation in Canada

Monday, November 22 2021

On 22 November 2021, the CCCB Commission for Justice and Peace released a Pastoral Letter entitled For Freedom Christ has Set us Free: Pastoral Letter on Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation in Canada. The letter draws attention to the inherently exploitative and abusive nature of the purchase of sex and insists that in order to protect the vulnerable, this practice must continue to be criminalized:…

2021 Message to mark the Sikh celebration of Guru Nanak Prakash Diwas

Saturday, November 13 2021

The Most Reverend Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, MCCJ, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, has issued a message to mark the birthday of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. The text is entitled “Christians and Sikhs: Together to foster a culture of care”. This year’s celebration is being held on 30 November. Link to the Message