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Statement by the CCCB on the “Doctrine of Discovery”
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
March 30, 2023
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (“CCCB”) is grateful that the Dicastery for Culture and Education and the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development have issued a Joint Statement addressing the concept of the “Doctrine of Discovery,” more
1. In fidelity to the mandate received from Christ, the Catholic Church strives to promote universal fraternity and respect for the dignity of every human being. 2. For this reason, in the course of history the Popes have condemned acts of violence, oppression, social injustice and slavery, including those committed against Indigenous peoples. more
At a high school reunion shortly after Pope Benedict XVI was elected, I was challenged by a former classmate who is now a United Church Minister. more
Praised be Jesus Christ! Brothers and Sisters, Family, Friends and Distinguished Guests, What a joy it is to be here with all of you and thank you for coming more
The short passage from Ezekiel for this Sunday is the conclusion of the "Valley of Dry Bones" prophecy. more
As we journey once again through this season of Lent, let us take a moment to ask ourselves: What is the meaning of Lent? more
The reign of King Saul was an unmitigated disaster. It was full of rash, vengeful decisions. Thankfully, God is more than capable of taking matters into His own hands. more
Pope Francis stands in the great door of St. Peter's Basilica, looking out into the rainy, empty Square. He's decked in a humeral veil, hoisting a monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament. Though rarely a solitary figure, this time he's all alone. more
What is the "Pope Francis legacy?" Ten years in, we can start asking the question. more
As we celebrate 10 years of Pope Francis, our minds go back to the evening of March 13, 2013, when he first appeared on the balcony of Saint Peter’s Basilica. more