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Source: CCCB Website For the more than 1.2 billion Christians around the world who are members of our Church, this is an important and solemn moment. The Cardinals of the Catholic Church, in prayer and meditation, free from interference by the outside world, will begin their Conclave to elect a new Successor to the Apostle ...read more
In preparation for their meeting today, Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton, also President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has written to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo. The aim of the letter was to assure them of the prayers and encouragement of Canada’s bishops. Published below is ...read more
During their meeting with Pope Benedict XVI in his apartment on Saturday morning, November 10, CCCB President Archbishop Richard Smith (Edmonton) and Vice President Paul-André Durocher (Gatineau) presented to the Holy Father a copy of Salt and Light’s newest documentary on St. Kateri Tekakwitha and a beatufully framed facsimile (true reproduction) of a page of the 17th ...read more
Photo: Archbishop Richard Smith, President of the CCCB (left) and Archbishop Paul-André Durocher, Vice-President of the CCCB (center) stand and applaud Beatitude Shevchuk at the conclusion of his address at the 2012 Plenary Assembly. On Tuesday morning at the Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Bishops, His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic ...read more
Salt + Light Television, in partnership with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), is pleased to bring you the CCCB’s annual Plenary Assembly from September 24-28. This year, the event is taking place in Sainte-Adèle, Quebec, which is north of Montreal and in the Diocese of Saint-Jérôme. The nearly 80 bishops who are expected ...read more
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) issued a statement earlier today concerning Motion 312. The motion seeks to re-examine the question of when human life should be recognized under the law. The statement, signed by CCCB president Archbishop Richard Smith, is published below. Later this month, on September 21, Members of Parliament will continue debate on Motion 312, proposed by Mr. ...read more
Yesterday evening in Anaheim, California the annual Knights of Columbus States Dinner was held. Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton, who is also the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, was in attendance and he gave this address to convention participants. The Supreme Annual Convention brings together Knights from across the U.S., Canada, Cuba, ...read more
The following statement was released by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops this morning, regarding the B.C. Supreme Court ruling on physician-assisted suicide. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has learned with dismay of a ruling on assisted suicide by a judge of the British Columbia Supreme Court. The Catholic position on this question ...read more
The following statement was released by the CCCB today. On May 4, 2011, then Bishop Raymond Lahey entered a plea of guilty in civil court to the possession of child pornography. He was sentenced in accordance with civil law on January 4, 2012. It remained for the Holy See to follow the canonical procedures in ...read more
Earlier today, the Permanent Council for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops released a pastoral letter on freedom of conscience and religion. Issued by the CCCB’s Permanent Council, the letter expresses concern about an “aggressive relativism” in Canada that seeks to relegate religion to the private sphere. More than that, the Permanent Council explains why ...read more