CCCB news

The CCCB is the national assembly of the Bishops of Canada.
  1. Christus vivit cover ENCCCB Publications can now accept pre-orders of the new Apostolic Exhortation Christus vivit by telephone (1-800-769-1147) and by

    The printed copies cost $15.95 and will be available in a few weeks, following which you will also be able to place an order online.

  2. A letter from the Most Rev. Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) addressed to His Excellency the Most Rev. Michel Aupetit, Archbishop of Paris, conveying the sympathies and prayers of the Bishops of Canada following the fire that occurred yesterday, Monday 15 April 2019, and devastated the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

    Link to the letter

  3. SL Easter 2019 webThe Canadian Catholic television channel Salt + Light TV has arranged a special programming schedule for Holy Week and Easter, 14 to 21 April 2019, covering the celebrations by Pope Francis in Rome. In addition, from 14 April until 13 May 2019, Salt + Light TV will be available through a free preview. Check with local television providers for more details.

    Link to the Salt + Light broadcasting schedule

  4. dunn 150x154His Holiness Pope Francis today named the Most Reverend Brian Dunn, currently Bishop of Antigonish, as Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. As Coadjutor Archbishop, he will assist the current Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth, the Most Reverend Anthony Mancini, and succeed Archbishop Mancini when he eventually resigns and his resignation is accepted by the Holy Father. In accordance with the Code of Canon Law, this usually happens once a Bishop reaches 75 years old.

    Bishop Dunn was born on 8 January 1955 in St. John's, Newfoundland. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from King's College as well as a Master of Divinity from the University of Western Ontario. He was ordained to the priesthood on 28 August 1980 for the Diocese of Grand Falls where he served as pastor and in a number of other responsibilities, including Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor. In 1991, he obtained a Doctorate in Canon Law from Saint Paul University (Ottawa) and soon after became a lecturer in the Diploma Program for Theology and Ministry at the Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1992-1999). Beginning in 2002, he served on the faculty at St. Peter's Seminary in London, Ontario and became Dean of Studies at the seminary until 2008. During this same time period, Bishop Dunn also served as a Lecturer with the Faculty of Canon Law at Saint Paul University (2003-2004 & 2007). He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Sault Ste-Marie on 16 July 2008 and consecrated on 9 October 2008. He was appointed Bishop of Antigonish on 21 November 2009 and installed on 25 January 2010.

  5. CCCB-CRC Dialogue April2019 webToronto – The national bilateral dialogue of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus met for its biannual meeting 8-9 April 2019, hosted at Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto. The dialogue continued its work on the Jewish and Catholic approaches to praying with and understanding the Psalms, with presentations and discussions specifically on Psalm 130. The dialogue members also reflected on contemporary issues taking place in Canada and elsewhere, including challenges and questions surrounding religious symbols in Québec in relation to Bill 21 and the worrisome rise of antisemitism in the world. With the gracious hospitality of Holy Blossom Temple, the dialogue coordinated a public event on the evening of 8 April exploring the theme of Redemption in the Jewish and Catholic traditions through film, music, and sacred study. The evening included a screening of the film Babette's Feast, a follow-up reflection to the film by both faith communities, and a wonderful musical performance by the Temple Emanu-EL Choir and Holy Blossom Temple Singers, entitled "Fierce as the Sea." The morning of 9 April, the Catholic and Jewish members engaged in a rich theological reflection on their respective teachings and perspectives on Redemption through presentation and discussion.

    The next meeting of the national bilateral dialogue of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and Canadian Rabbinic Caucus is scheduled for December 2019.

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