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CCCB Statement on the occasion of the anniversary of the findings at the Kamloops Residential School

Monday, May 23 2022

It is with great sadness that Canada’s Catholic Bishops wish to recognize the one-year anniversary of the shocking reports from the site of the former Kamloops Residential School. These triggered a painful and lasting reminder of the ongoing legacy of suffering caused by Canada’s residential school system. Over the last year, the Catholic Church’s reconciliation efforts have been galvanized by the reports from Kamloops, and…

For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission

Monday, May 16 2022

Synodality is the way of being the Church today according to the will of God, in a dynamic of discerning and listening together to the voice of the Holy Spirit. – Pope Francis Beginning 18 May 2022, the CCCB Office for Evangelization and Catechesis will offer a webinar series, For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission. This three-part series will explore the call to…

Catholic Bishops Welcome Announcement of Dates and Hub Cities for Papal Visit to Canada

Friday, May 13 2022

May 13, 2022 – Earlier today, the Vatican formally announced that Pope Francis will travel to Canada from July 24-29, 2022. The historic visit, focused on Indigenous healing and reconciliation, will be the fourth papal journey to Canada and the first since Saint John Paul II’s visit in 2002. Bishop Raymond Poisson, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) welcomed the formal confirmation…

CCCB Submits Brief to the Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

Thursday, May 12 2022

Earlier this week, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops submitted a brief to the Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). The Committee is currently conducting a “statutory review of the provisions of the Criminal Code relating to Medical Assistance in Dying and their application”, which includes issues relating to mature minors, advance requests, mental illness, the state of palliative care in Canada,…