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Tonight on Perspectives: Benedict XVI had a meeting with Canadian bishops today. Find out who was there and what special gifts they gave the Pope. Plus, a Vatican conference is asking why new vocations to the priesthood are decreasing in some dioceses, while booming in others. We tell you what they’re learning. ...read more
Every year, a delegation from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) heads to the Vatican to meet with departments of the Roman Curia. Today they went to the top office — that of Pope Benedict XVI in the apostolic palace. The year’s group consists of the newly elected President of the CCCB, Archbishop Richard ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Find out which Canadians are visiting the Vatican this month. Plus, there’s good news for Canadians living on the east coast. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Benedict XVI canonizes three new saints and makes some important appointments for the next Synod of Bishops. We also take a look back at the Canadian Bishops’ Plenary Assembly. ...read more
Canadian Bishops gather every year for their annual Plenary Assembly. This week, on a special edition of S+L Radio, we travel to the bishops’ plenary in Cornwall, Ontario and learn what they’ve been working on this past year. Featured chats with Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton, Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver, Bishop Paul-André Durocher of ...read 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 ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: The new President of the CCCB grants his first interview, the Bishop of Calgary explains “bumps in the road” in the renewal of Development and Peace, and the CCCB announces a new initiative to promote life and the family. ...read more
Watch live streaming video from cccb2011 at livestream.com Every year, the Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops begins with the president’s report. Bishop Pierre Morissette, whose term as head of the CCCB ends this week, outlined the work that has been done over the past year and the challenges that lie ahead. ...read 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 ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: On day two of the CCCB Plenary Assembly, we tell you who was elected as the new President of the Canadian bishops’ conference. Plus, the Pope’s representative assesses the state of the Church in Canada. ...read more