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    Letter to the People of the Archdiocese of Ottawa

    The news stories were shocking. We saw in black and white a list of Ottawa priests implicated in the sexual abuse of minors published in the city’s English-language dailies.
    Yet, there were not many surprises in the published articles, as people in Ottawa have heard the stories in the news of abuse and the conviction of priests over the years as they were
    reported. Rather, the shock came from seeing all the details displayed in one place. This laid out the enormity of the evil committed and the need for ongoing healing.

    Archdiocese of Ottawa comments on articles in the Ottawa Citizen
    concerning cases of clergy abuse

    In response to the articles on cases relating to the abuse of minors by priests of the Archdiocese of
    Ottawa that appeared in the print edition of the Ottawa Citizen on May 18th, the Archdiocese provided the following comment

    Support Conscience Rights

    Today the federal government tabled the legislation on assisted suicide and euthanasia. We need your help to protect healthcare workers, facilities and vulnerable Canadians!
    We are a coalition representing more than 110 healthcare facilities (with almost 18,000 care beds and 60,000 sta) and more than 5,000 physicians across Canada.

    Pentecost Message to Catholic Movements and Associations

    "The Church’s first truth is the love of Christ. The Church makes herself a servant of this love and mediates it to all people: a love that forgives and expresses itself in the gift of oneself. Consequently, wherever the Church is present, the mercy of the Father must be evident. In our parishes, communities, associations and movements, in a word, wherever there are Christians, everyone should find an oasis of mercy."
    (Misericordiae Vultus 12)

    Pope Francis exudes joy

    He called his first formal message—known as an apostolic
    exhortation—Evangelii Gaudium, the “Joy of the Gospel.” It’s
    something the Church needed to hear because Catholics can look and
    act dour. Once he quipped, “often Christians look as if they are going to
    a funeral procession rather than going to praise God.”

    Engagements of Archbishop Prendergast and Auxiliary Bishop Riesbeck for the March for Life 2016

    The Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa, and his Auxiliary Bishop Christian Riesbeck, CC will celebrate or participate in the following activities for the March for Life

    March for Life Video

    EWTN to cover the March for Life on Parliament Hill from start to finish

     EWTN Global Catholic Network (EWTN) will once again offer extensive LIVE coverage of the March for Life in Ottawa, ON on Thursday, May 12 at 11:30 AM ET. Programming will include all of the speeches as well as interviews with religious and political leaders on the Hill. Can’t make it to the March for Life this year? Make sure to watch it LIVE online at www.ewtn.com, on our FREE mobile app or on cable. An encore airing will take place on Saturday, May 14 at 1 pm ET. For more information, feel free to contact Sarah Du Broy, EWTN’s Regional Marketing Manager of Canada: sdubroy@ewtn.com.

    Pope's prayer intentions for May


    Universal: Respect for Women

    That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.

    Evangelization: Holy Rosary

    That families, communities, and groups may pray the Holy Rosary for evangelization and peace.

    Wedding Anniversary Mass Pictures

    To download photos:

    Click on the picture you want to download, click on the download button at the bottom right of the picture (arrow pointing down), choose your desired size and the picture will be downloaded.

    Facts about Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Canada

    Inserts for parish bulletins on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide 

    Archbishop Prendergast’s Statement on Bill C-14

    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.

    Statement On Bill C-14
    By The Canadian Conference Of Catholic Bishops

    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.

    Archbishop Prendergast and Archbishop Durocher
    Will Comment on the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia

    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.

    See a video of our 2016 Chrism Mass 

    Archbishop Prendergast Comments on Criminal Conviction of an Ottawa Priest

    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. A Pastoral Exhortation on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

    Link to Novena to St. Joseph.

    Statement for the Catholics of Canada on Medical Assistance in Dying report 

    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.

    Joint Committee Issues Extreme Recommendations for Doctor Assisted Death

    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.

    See a video of our 2016 Homelands Mass 

    New Evangelization Summit 

    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.