To mark the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace – Caritas Canada in 2017, the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has issued a Pastoral Letter.
FOR INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
Christians and Sikhs:
To promote a culture of solidarity and sharing
With the decision to celebrate an
Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, we receive a glimpse of something that is of
paramount importance to our Holy Father – the unending mercy of God. And within the midst of this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has named other jubilees to be celebrated. One that resonated with me in a particular way is the one celebrated on September 25th: the Jubilee of Catechists.
Most Canadian Catholics have met an Evangelical Christian. They are our neighbours, our
co-workers, and our classmates. Sometimes they are members of our own families.
Pope's prayer intentions for February
Universal: Care for Creation
That we may take good care of creation–a gift freely given–cultivating and protecting it for future generations.
That opportunities may increase for dialogue and encounter between the Christian faith and the peoples of Asia.