News

Formal press releases and quarterly newsletters are available from their respective pages.

This page lists a few other newsworthy links of interest to our members.

Highlights of the 134th Supreme Convention held in Toronto in August 2016 – video.

President of the Canadian Catholic Bishop’s Conference, Bishop Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., writes regarding the government’s intention to close it’s Office of Religious Freedom – read his statement here.

Most Rev Borys Gudziak, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Bishop of Saint Volodymyr the Great of Paris for Ukrainians in France, The Benelux Countries (Belgium, Luxembourg,The Netherlands) & Switzerland and the Head of the External the Department of External Relations of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church writes on the terrorist attacks in Brussels, 22 March 2016. – read the Bishop’s statement here.

YEAR OF MERCY – What does this Jubilee year proclaimed by Pope Francis mean for you? We have important resources that will help you and your family start off the Year of Mercy on the right foot – with season’s graces. http://www.fathersforgood.org/ffg/en/big_four/comforts-and-joys.html

CHRISTMAS STRESS? – Does the ‘holiday season’ stress you out with shopping, driving and family gatherings? Take a few tips from our resident Catholic therapist Gabriel Somarriba on how to rise above the anxiety to touch the true reason for the season. http://www.fathersforgood.org/ffg/en/big_four/tis-the-season-for-stress.html

ROCKIN’ ROCKY – Stallone returns to his Rocky role, this time as a trainer for a fighter named Creed. Well done movie for adults. http://www.fathersforgood.org/ffg/en/movie_reviews/11-30-2015.html

An Apostolic Exhortation… Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s Letter to the Catholic Men in the Diocese of Phoenix (2015-09-29) Here’s a preview…

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To mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council Declaration, Nostra Aetate, promulgated by Blessed Pope Paul VI October 28, 1965, the CCCB, through the Commission for Christian Unity, Religious Relations with the Jews, and Interfaith Dialogue, has prepared a pastoral resource entitled A Church in Dialogue – The Catholic Church and Interreligious Dialogue. Read the CCCB statement here, and the document here.

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops publishes a new resource entitled “A Church in Dialogue: Catholics and Muslims in Canada : Believers and Citizens in Society”. Read Archbishop Durocher’s statement here and the pamphlet here.

Pope Francis welcomes Jewish and Christian leaders from the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ), 28 June – 1 July “The Fiftieth Anniversary of Nostra Aetate: the Past, Present and Future Relations between Jews and Christians.” Read the ICCJ Press Release of June 30 2015.

Letter from Cardinal Thomas Collins to Justin Trudeau

Calgary’s Bishop Henry comments on Justin Trudeau’s call for “pro-choice” Liberal MPs

Ottawa bishop calls it ‘scandalous’ for Trudeau to practise Catholic faith while being pro-choice

2014 State Deputy’s Report to State Council Meeting

Call to prayer for Ukraine by State Deputy, Ed Shawchuk and State Chaplain, Most Reverend Ken Nowakowski

Knight’s (Supreme) call to pray for Ukraine

2013 Christmas message from State Deputy, Brother Ed Shawchuk

2013 Christmas message from State Chaplain, Most Reverend Ken Nowakowski

Christmas greeting 2013, from the Master of the 4th Degree in BC and Yukon

Pope Francis praises the integrity and loyalty of the Knights of Columbus

Report Back…

Kitimat Council 5148 presents annual scholarships, 4 June 2015

District 5 at ONE Conference, 14 February 2015

Council 5148 Christmas Dinner, 6 December 2014

Council 7973 welcomes new pastor and prospective members at summer BBQ, 7 Sept 2014

State Officers take the Ice Bucket Challenge, 17 August 2014

Holy Spirit Festival, Surrey, 1 June 2014

2nd & 3rd degrees, Smithers, 1 June 2014

March for Life, Victoria, 8 May 2014

Canonization Mass, Vancouver, 27 April 2014

1st Degree Exemplification, Smithers, 9 March 2014

Honour Guard – State Chaplain visits St Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 16 February 2014, Victoria, BC

Honour Guard – Papal Honours Mass, 24 November 2013, Vancouver, BC

Honour Guard – Remembrance Day, 11 November 2013, Esquimalt, BC

Honour Guard – Installation of the officers of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, 26 October 2013

Installation of Officers, Assemblies 0029, 2944, 3259 & 3315, October 2013

Installation of Masters of Simon Fraser Province, September 2013

4th Degree Exemplification, Courtenay, 11 May 2013