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Statement by Bishop Raymond Poisson, Bishop of St-Jérôme-Mont Laurier and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

on the recent tragic events at James Smith First Nation and Weldon, SK

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Statement by Bishop Raymond Poisson, Bishop of St-Jérôme-Mont Laurier and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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Bishop Stephen Hero joined with brother bishops Bishop Mark Hagemoen; Archbishop Donald Bolen of Regina; Archbishop Murray Chatlain of Keewatin Le Pas; Archbishop Lawrence Juculak, Apostolic Administrator of the Eparchy of Saskatoon in praying for those affected by the recent tragic events at James Smith First Nation and Weldon, SK. Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan message:

Letter from Bishops of Saskatchewan

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The CCCB is inviting all the Canadian faithful and people of good will to join Pope Francis in praying for peace in the following Press Release.

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A message from the Ukrainian Bishops of Canada (Link) 

If you are looking for a way to support the people in Ukraine Donations for Ukraine can be sent to CNEWA

- Visit cnewa.org/ca/campaigns/ukraine

- Call 1-866-322-4441

- Send cheques to: CNEWA Canada, 223 Main Street, Box 80, Ottawa ON K1S 1C4

-or scan the QR code below

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Statement from the CCCB Executive Committee on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Canadian Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Announce Rescheduled Dates for Rome Delegation

February 1, 2022 – The Canadian Catholic Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami are pleased to announce that the delegation to Rome to meet with Pope Francis, originally planned for December 2021, is now scheduled to take place at the end of March and early April of this year. In light of the rapid …

 

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OPEN LETTER FROM THE CATHOLIC BIHSOPS OF SASKATCHEWAN TO CATHOLICS OF SASKATCHEWAN AND THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THIS LAND

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Statement from the Executive Committee of the CCCB

on the upcoming federal elections:

"Voting: a duty, a gift, an opportunity”

The Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops encourages all Catholics in Canada to vote in the upcoming federal elections. In preparation, the faithful should reflect on their concerns and aspirations, familiarize themselves with the different party platforms, as well as with the candidates in their respective ridings, and come to a decision about whom to vote for with a free and informed conscience.

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Statement from the Executive Committee
of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops regarding the Corporation for the Catholic Entities Party to the Indian Residential School Settlement

August 20, 2021

    The Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) wishes to address recent reporting on the Corporation for the Catholic Entities Party to the Indian Residential School Settlement (CCEPIRSS). As a Committee, we have been profoundly saddened by the recent uncovering of unmarked burial sites and wish to play a meaningful role in the journey towards healing and reconciliation. This journey requires long-term commitment, but we are encouraged by recent progress, which includes the confirmation of a meeting between Pope Francis and a delegation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit survivors, knowledge keepers, and youth this December.  ....to read the full letter

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Statement from the Permanent Council of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops regarding the Saskatchewan “Catholic TRC Healing Response Appeal”

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July 16, 2021

      The Permanent Council of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) supports the Bishops of Saskatchewan as they announce a new province-wide Appeal for Support of Healing and Reconciliation with a particular focus on three funding priorities: healing and reconciliation, cemeteries on the sites of former residential schools, and education and cultural support. ...

“Catholic TRC Healing Response Appeal”

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July 13, 2021

          Dear Clergy, Religious and Lay Faithful of the Catholic Dioceses and Eparchy in Saskatchewan, Citizens of the Province of Saskatchewan:

 

            Following our notification of July 3, 2021, we write to announce a new province-wide Appeal for Support of Healing and Reconciliation – sponsored by our dioceses and eparchy here in Saskatchewan. The overall goal of this campaign is to support Residential School survivors and their communities, and to engage more deeply in our own ongoing commitment and response to the Truth and Reconciliation process. ...

Proposed New 'APPEAL' For the support of Residential survivors and their Families and Communities

Letter of July 3, 2021

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Letters from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB)

 

Following the 10 June 2021 announcement regarding the delegation of Indigenous people to meet with the Holy Father to foster meaningful encounters of dialogue and healing, the Catholic Bishops of Canada are pleased to announce that the delegation is scheduled to take place from 17-20 December 2021 in compliance with global travel restrictions...

CCCB Statement on Delegation to Holy See - June 29, 2021

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A letter from the Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan to First Nations, Metis and Inuit Communities, Families and Citizens regarding the location of unmarked graves at Cowesses First Nation

Letter of June 24, 2021

Theodore Supreme Court leave NOT GRANTED

 

Theodore court case update

On February 25, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed Good Spirit (Public) School Division’s application for leave to appeal the Theodore case to the Supreme Court of Canada. This means that the unanimous decision of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal that overturned the April 2017 trial decision stands. Good Spirit has exhausted their legal options, and the decision of the Appeal Court remains the law in Saskatchewan—which can be considered a victory for both religious and parental rights and freedoms.

Read the complete statement at https://opencatholiceducation.ca/for-media/

Background information on the Theodore case can be found at www.opencatholiceducation.ca