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!
To learn more, attend the virtual workshop on October 30.
We have received new directives from the Minister of Health concerning the sanitary measures to be implemented in our churches. Accordingly, the four bishops of New Brunswick agree on the following steps to make our churches as safe as possible for our faithful:
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.
As a reminder, we continue to work from home, four days a week. It is therefore possible that we may not answer you quickly by email or by phone, or that we may be absent especially on Monday or Friday. When you call, always leave a message in the voice mailbox and we will return the call as soon as possible.