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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…

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

Tuesday, July 27 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…

Video recording of the Official Prayer for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Friday, July 23 2021

Today, in preparation for this Sunday’s First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly (25 July 2021), the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life released a video recording of the Official Prayer for this World Day. The video brings together voices from around the world, alongside the participation of Pope Francis himself. Two Canadians are featured in this official video: Most Rev. Laurent Noël, Bishop…

Short Video Message for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Monday, July 19 2021

Today, the CCCB Standing Committee for Family and Life released a short video message for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will take place on Sunday, 25 July 2021. The video message brings to life the theme chosen for this day, “I am with you always” (cf. Mt 28:20). It seeks to encourage young people, families, and communities to draw near…