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…
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.