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In the video above, Msgr. Patrick Powers shares what we can expect on the final day of the Canadian bishops’ annual gathering in Cornwall, Ontario. Two of the events he describes will be televised live on S+L and streaming on the CCCB Plenary Assembly section of our website. First, the bishops will celebrate Morning Prayer more
On Wednesday, the Canadian bishops addressed one of the more controversial topics of the CCCB Plenary Assembly: the ongoing process of renewal of Development and Peace (CCODP). According to Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary, the bishops are continuing to revision Development and Peace in light of Benedict XVI’s social encyclical Caritas in Veritate. The reform more
As the bishops of Canada do each morning at their annual gathering, they began the day with Mass and Morning Prayer. Today’s homilist was Bishop Douglas Crosby of Hamilton, who was was re-elected yesterday as the Co-Treasurer of the bishops’ conference. This morning, the bishops discussed two issues that have inspired a great deal of more
S+L’s live coverage of the Canadian bishops’ annual gathering continues this morning. We begin with Lauds and Mass at 7:30am ET / 4:30am PT. Today the liturgy will be celebrated in French. At 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT, our live broadcast resumes with the second of two addresses by the keynote speaker, Archbishop Robert Le more
The annual plenary assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is now underway in Cornwall, Ontario. Over 80 bishops from across the country have gathered to review pastoral activities of the past year and share their insights on the life of the Church. The meeting began prayerfully this morning with Lauds and Mass. more
He was an apostle who lived by his simple motto: Jesus is Lord. This is how the Archbishop of Toronto described his predecessor, the late Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic, in his homily on Wednesday morning. Archbishop Thomas Collins presided over the Cardinal’s funeral in St. Michael’s Cathedral. The Cathedral was overflowing with 1000 mourners. Representatives of more
Toronto continues to mourn the loss of Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic. The city’s Archbishop Emeritus—one of three Canadian Cardinals—died at 81 after a long illness. He retired as Archbishop of Toronto in 2006. Pope Benedict XVI sent a telegram of condolence to his family and the Church in Toronto. In his message, he recalled with gratitude more
After thanking WYD volunteers, Benedict XVI left immediately for Madrid’s Barajas airport. In the presence of Spain’s King and Queen, he thanked the Spanish authorities and assured the country of his prayers. He specifically mentioned his concern for those suffering from the high rate of unemployment in Spain. The Holy Father called Spain “a great more
Today is the Pope’s last day in Madrid, but he wasn’t going to leave without expressing a personal thank you. Before heading to the airport, the Holy Father met with World Youth Day volunteers at the IFEMA Fairgrounds. In his address to volunteers, he said that their work and prayer was like “weav[ing], stitch by more
The official World Youth Day website has published a translation of the full address that Benedict XVI intended to give at the WYD Vigil. Due to heavy wind and rain, the Pope limited his spoken remarks to his greetings to the different language groups. The vigil resumed following a brief delay as the weather passed. more