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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
Tonight on Perspectives: The pope reflects on his apostolic voyage to Lebanon, a major figure in the Vatican calls for greater unity among Catholics, and two beloved American Catholics discuss the theological reasons for laughter. ...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
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Benedict XVI visits a 1000 year old town, the Canadian Bishops release guidelines on freedom on conscience and religion, and Saskatoon blesses its new Cathedral. ...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
Each year on Good Friday, dioceses and parishes in Canada and around the world hold a Collection for the Holy Land. Cardinal Leonardi Sandro, Prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches, has issued a letter to promote this Collection. His letter includes a report (in English only) by the Custody for the Holy Land on ...read more
Canadian Bishops gather every year in Cornwall, Ontario for their annual Plenary Assembly. This week, on a special rebroadcast of S+L Radio, we travel to the Bishops’ Plenary and learn what they’ve been working on this past year. Featured chats include Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton, Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver, Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of ...read more