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Posted On: March 29, 2018
Archbishop’s Easter Message 2018 accompanying video: On this crisp and beautiful day in Holy Week 2018, the new St. Joseph’s church in Balgonie, surrounded by the wonderful hoarfrost on the trees, stands where the previous St. Joseph’s church stood. That church burned down in February, 2002. The corpus - the body of Jesus - on this cross, was in that fire, and it ended up in the heap of rubble left behind. In sorting through that rubble, someone came upon the cross, and seeing...
Posted On: March 29, 2018
The Catholic community in Canada has a decentralized structure.  Each Diocesan Bishop is autonomous in his diocese and, although relating to the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, is not responsible to it. Approximately 16 out of 70 Catholic dioceses in Canada were associated with the former Indian Residential Schools, in addition to about three dozen religious communities.  Each diocese and religious community is legally responsible for its own actions. The Catholic Church as a whole was...
Posted On: March 29, 2018
Dear Indigenous Brothers and Sisters, As Catholic Bishops of Canada, we see our relationship with Indigenous Peoples as a major pastoral priority. In recent years, we have seen many examples of healing and reconciliation and we are committed to building on these efforts, working in close partnership with one another and learning to walk together. We also wish to reflect on our relationships with you, some of which go back centuries, and our responsibilities to foster long-term constructive...

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