Many Christians attending church the next four Sundays will see the celebrant wearing purple. It is the liturgical colour for Advent, the four weeks leading to Christmas.
"Toward the Future, United in Faith and Trust"
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.
Ottawa Sun, November 13, 2016
Marriage Issues in the Year of Mercy
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 December
Universal: End to Child-Soldiers
That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over.
That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life.