On Sunday, May 1st at 2:30 pm, approximately 140 couples will renew their wedding vows during a Mass presided by the Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa, at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica – 385 Sussex Drive, Ottawa. All are invited.
It was a sad day in Canadian history when the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the Criminal Code
provisions against assisted suicide in the Feb. 2015 Carter decision, opening the way for Canada to join
the small minority of countries and legal jurisdictions that allow either the direct killing of a patient or
indirectly through prescriptions for lethal drugs.
Today, the Government of Canada has introduced Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying). This proposed legislation, which responds to the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in early 2015, will make euthanasia and assisted suicide legal and more accessible in our entire country.
The Most Rev. Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa, and The Most Rev. Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau, will present the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia published in Rome on April 8 and will be available to answer questions from the press about this exhortation.
Universal: Small Farmers
That small farmers may receive a just reward for their precious labor.
Evangelization: African Christians
That Christians in Africa may give witness to love and faith in Jesus Christ amid political-religious conflicts.
The Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa, on learning that Fr.
Jacques Faucher, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Ottawa, had been convicted of criminal
charges of indecent assault and gross indecency made the following statement
A Pastoral Exhortation on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. A Pastoral Exhortation on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
The Special Joint Committee of the Government of Canada on “Physician-Assisted Dying” this past February 25 released its report, Medical Assistance in Dying: A Patient-Centred Approach.
The Special Joint Committee on Physician Assisted Dying's recommendations for assisted suicide and euthanasia are far-reaching and more extreme than the Canadian public may be prepared for. Called "politically wild" by some,* the 60-page report, offering 20 recommendations to Parliament have every chance of being put into law by the June 6th deadline this year.
Apr. 15-16. This two day conference will bring together speakers who are leaders in the New Evangelization (including Auxiliary Bishop Msgr. Chrisitan Riesbeck) to provide inspiration on how Catholics can effectively evangelize.
For priests, deacons, parish staff, chaplaincy leaders and members of Parish Pastoral Councils.Thurs., May 19, 9:30 a.m. Session for priests & deacons only, after lunch.
The celebration this year will take place at Notre Dame Cathedral on Thurs., June 9, 7:30 p.m.
Catholic Education Week Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral on Tues., May 3, 7:30 p.m. to celebrate our Catholic Education.
Encounter Christ at Steubenville Toronto, Canada’s largest Catholic Youth Conference, July 22-24! Open to those entering Grade 9 through those finishing Grade 12 and chaperones (21+). Estimated cost: $350 including bus. Registration and payment due Mon., May 16.