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Life and Family Suggestions for Homilies and Prayers of the Faithful During September 2020

Monday, August 31 2020

Even during a time of social isolation because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Sunday liturgy continues to offer nourishment for prayer and reflection during the whole week – whether we are meditating on the readings, or participating in a television broadcast of the Mass and making a spiritual Communion. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) continues to post possible homily ideas and prayers of…

Season of Creation 2020 – Jubilee for the Earth

Thursday, August 27 2020

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 2020 (feast of Saint Francis of Assisi). The celebration calls on the global Christian community to promote prayer and action to protect our common home,…

New section on racism and discrimination added to CCCB website

Wednesday, August 26 2020

The world is now midway in the 2015-2024 International Decade for People of African descent: recognition, justice and development which the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed in December 2014. This halfway point offers an opportune moment to become more acquainted with the scope of Catholic teaching on racism and the various forms of racial as well as ethnic discrimination and exclusion, however manifested. The ever-timely teaching…

2020 National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

Monday, August 17 2020

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 Healing of the…