Beatification of Carlo Acutis

Nowadays, is it possible to be declared a saint? On October 10, a 15-year-old Italian boy, Carlo Acutis, was declared Blessed. It was the Archdiocese of Milan that had made the request to Pope Francis. He died of a devastating leukemia and was declared Blessed for the acts of Christian

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We Can and Must Do Much Better

Religious Leaders in Canada oppose Bill C-7 “An Act to  amend the Criminal Code” (medical assistance in dying) Open Letter to All Canadians We are obliged to express our strong concern and opposition to Bill C-7 which, among other things, expands access to euthanasia and assisted suicide to those who

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Pastoral Appointments – October 1, 2020

Chancery Office, Pembroke September 25, 2020 Most Rev. Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., announces the following appointments: Rev. Anthony Burchat is appointed Parochial Vicar at St. Columbkille Cathedral. This appointment takes effect October 1, 2020. Rev. William J. Kenney will become chaplain of a “virtual school” of about 300 pupils, organized by

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Clergy Appointments – September 1, 2020

Chancery Office, Pembroke July 31, 2020 Bishop Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., announces the following appointments, which take effect September 1, 2020, unless otherwise indicated. The Bishop wishes to thank all those who accepted an appointment, and all those who are welcoming another priest into the rectory in whatever capacity. Rev. William

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