At the Edmundston Regional Hospital, on Monday, January 24, 2022, at the age of 88, passed away Father Bertrand Ouellet, domiciled at the Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph of Saint-Basile. Born in Saint-Quentin in 1933, he was the son of the late Louis-Philippe Ouellet and the late Lumina Deschênes.
At the Dr Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre on Friday, January 21, 2022 passed away Mr. Adrien Desjardins of Moncton, formally of Dieppe and Shediac. Born in Lowell, Mass., he was the brother of Mgr Eymard Desjardins.
New Development and Peace Campaign: People and Planet First
In Canada, most people are able to speak out when injustice occurs. In many countries in the South, however, communities seeking to protect their rights, including their right to a healthy environment, are threatened.
With courage, many vulnerable communities choose to defend their territory and environment against the preponderance of economic interests.
This year, take the opportunity to express your solidarity with them and celebrate their work by joining Development and Peace's People and Planet First campaign!
Launch of "Horizons of Hope: A Toolkit for Catholic Parishes on Palliative Care"
An expert panel will introduce you to the key features of the free-of-cost toolkit and show you how to download it so that you can facilitate meaningful conversations on palliative care in your Catholic communities.
I, Fr. Gilbert, have many people asking about the shocking news about the graves of indigenous children. I was sent this report and it helped me to have an understanding... It helped me and I hope this will help you. The pain and suffering of the First Nation People must be unbearable because all of us suffer when a child dies.
Dr. Scott Hamilton was asked by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to find and locate the graves of indigenous children... This was in 2015. Dr. Hamilton submitted his report in 2015. For some reason little was used about this report, now it is on line posted by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. This report is a good, but sad, history of events.
Let us remember to pray for the children and their families.
Launch of the New Canadian Reporting System for Sexual Abuse or Cover-up by a Catholic Bishop
The Bishops of Canada have launched a national, bilingual service for reporting situations of sexual abuse either committed or covered-up by a Bishop. This service furthers their commitment to responsibility, accountability and transparency in matters of clergy sexual abuse and their commitment to facilitate healing and justice for victims-survivors.
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