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Journey Through Advent – A Video Series to Introduce and Reflect on the Season

Monday, November 23 2020

Ottawa –  Today, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) announces a new online weekly video series created to help Canadian Catholic faithful to prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Entitled Journey through Advent, the series is a joint project involving the CCCB’s Office national de liturgie, the National Liturgy Office, and the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis. The initiative was developed…

CCCB and The Canadian Rabbinic Caucus Hold Biannual Dialogue Meeting via Videoconference

Monday, November 23 2020

Ottawa - The national bilateral dialogue of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus met for its biannual meeting 16-17 November 2020 by videoconference due to the ongoing challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of the two-day online meeting, the Jewish and Catholic members reflected theologically and pastorally on COVID-19, its effects on their lives and their…

Auxiliary Bishop Appointed for the Diocese of Hamilton

Saturday, November 21 2020

Ottawa – Today, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Father Wayne Lawrence Lobsinger Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton. At the time of his appointment, Bishop-elect Lobsinger was serving as the Episcopal Vicar for Consecrated Life of the Diocese of Hamilton. Bishop-elect Lobsinger was born in Kitchener, Ontario, on 1 December 1966. Following his studies at St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, Ontario, and St. Peter’s Seminary,…

CCCB Submits Brief on Bill C-7 to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Thursday, November 19 2020

On 18 November 2020, in anticipation of the meetings of the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs to study Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) submitted a Brief reinforcing its serious concerns regarding Bill C-7 and the steadfast opposition of the Catholic Bishops of Canada to euthanasia and assisted…