Communiqué à la suite de la réunion 2019 de la Coordination des conférences épiscopales en solidarité avec l’Église en Terre Sainte

La Coordination des conférences épiscopales en solidarité avec l’Église en Terre Sainte a tenu sa réunion annuelle en Terre Sainte du 11 au 16 janvier 2019. Mgr Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., évêque de Saint-Jean-Longueuil et président de la Conférence des évêques catholiques du Canada (CECC), figurait parmi les participants et était accompagné de M. Kyle Ferguson, conseiller de la CECC pour les relations ecclésiales et interreligieuses. Comme d’habitude, les évêques participants publient un communiqué à la suite de leur visite annuelle.
Lien au communiqué final

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Canadian Catholic Bishops and Youth Journey to Panama to Participate in World Youth Day 22-27 January 2019

Ottawa – With only days remaining until the official start of 2019 World Youth Day (WYD) encounter from 22-27 January, Catholic youth and young adult pilgrims from around the world are descending upon Panama City, Panama. Held every two to three years, World Youth Day is an international gathering of youth and young adults (15-30 years old) for a celebration of the Catholic faith. Numerous Bishops, priests, consecrated people, and lay faithful also take part in gathering to experience their common faith in Christ. It is estimated that some 500,000 people will participate in this year’s event with an emphasis

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News release following 2019 meeting of the Coordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church in the Holy Land

The Coordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church in the Holy Land held its annual meeting in the Holy Land, 11 to 16 January 2019. Among the participants were the Most Reverend Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), together with Mr. Kyle Ferguson, Advisor for Ecclesial and Interfaith Relations with the CCCB. As customary, the participating Bishops issued a news release at the conclusion of their annual visit.
Link to the final news release

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ASK FATHER: Do I have to sing at Mass?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My question is, what am I required to participate in vocally when attending the Novus Ordo Mass. Where I attend, we are prompted to participate in singing four songs, sometimes five, and they are only songs, not many worship worthy. Then at the Responsorial Psalm we are to participate in either singing or praying a phrase. I remember in the Extraordinary Mass, the only requirements were to adore, pray, and follow the Latin if we desired. Of course I now do pray and sing enthusiastically the Credo, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, and Pater Noster. It just seems now

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Knights on parade: With the Knights of Columbus at the March for Life

Washington D.C., Jan 18, 2019 / 05:30 pm (CNA).- Their activism has sparked controversy in recent months, after a U.S. senator called the Knights of Columbus and their pro-life work “extreme.” But the Knights of Columbus say their work in the pro-life movement is a part of their Catholic identity, and that they’re proud of their long-standing involvement in the annual March for Life  

In fact, according to Supreme Knight and CEO Carl A. Anderson, when the March for Life began in the early 1970s, the Knights of Columbus was one of the first groups to lend a hand.

Anderson told

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Sister resigns from Detroit seminary after sex abuse allegations

Detroit, Mich., Jan 18, 2019 / 05:47 pm (CNA).- Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit announced this week the resignation of Sr. Mary Finn, 84, a long-time faculty member and assistant professor of theology, after allegations surfaced that she had sexual contact with young adult novices under her charge in the 1970s.

“In recent days, information came to my attention regarding inappropriate conduct over fifty years ago by Sr. Mary Finn,” Msgr. Todd J. Lajiness, the rector and president of Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, said in a statement published Wednesday.

“After a series of conversations with her, her superior, Archbishop Vigneron

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