Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

Father Jesús Alberto Franco, Executive Secretary is one of this year’s Solidarity Visitors to the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace. We extend our sympathy to St. Mary's Parish, Hamilton, on the death of Father Francisco Janeiro, C.S.Sp. The new Health and Physical Education Curriculum for Ontario was announced... [read more]

Water of Life: Lenten Reflection

Water of Life: Lenten Reflection

The School Sisters of Notre Dame invite us to join with them in this Lenten Season as they reflect on the priceless gift of water in our world today. I invite you to take the time to enter into this wonderful reflection... [read more]

Religious Communities Ministering in the Diocese

Religious Communities Ministering in the Diocese

During this year, we highlight those Religious Communities who are currently ministering in the Diocese of Hamilton. We pray in thanksgiving for the witness of their lives and the contributions they make to our Church in Hamilton Diocese. [read more]

Pope Francis' Letter to Young People for the 30th World Youth Day 2015

Pope Francis' Letter to Young People for the 30th World Youth Day 2015

We continue our spiritual pilgrimage toward Kraków, where in July 2016 the next international World Youth Day will be held. As our guide for the journey we have chosen the Beatitudes. Last year we reflected on the beatitude of the poor in spirit, within the greater context of the Sermon on the Mount... [read more]

Christian Meditation with Children

On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, the Diocesan Partnership for Catholic Education hosted a day with Fr. Laurence Freeman, Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation. Educators from all of the Catholic School Boards in the Diocese, St. Jerome's University and parishioners... [read more]

No Shade of Grey – Better for your Children

There has been a lot of media attention given to the upcoming movie 50 Shades of Grey. The movie is being promoted as a love story; ultimately it is anything but a love story. Many experts fear the impact it will have on those who see it, in particular young people.... [read more]

Bishop's Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide

Bishop Crosby: "As Catholics we understand the dignity of every human person and believe that care for the sick, dying and elderly takes a loving and compassionate form in palliative care. Please take the time to read the statement from the CCCB President, Archbishop Durocher, whose words echo my feelings..." [read more]

Conscience Rights for Ontario Physicians: Have Your Say

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario are consulting the public regarding their proposed policy about Professional Obligations and Human Rights. It is a troublesome policy in that it seeks to limit the moral and ethical rights of physicians in matters related to conscience. Respond by Feb 20th. [read more]

Admission to Candidacy and the Institution to the Ministry of Acolyte

Four aspirants to the Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese of Hamilton became "candidates" on Saturday, January 17, 2015 through the Rite of Admission to Candidacy at a ceremony officiated by the Most Rev. Daniel Miehm, Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton and Moderator of Permanent Deacons... [read more]

Message of Pope Francis on the 23rd World Day of the Sick

February 11, 2015: "Occasionally our world forgets the special value of time spent at the bedside of the sick, since we are in such a rush; caught up as we are in a frenzy of doing, of producing, we forget about giving ourselves freely, taking care of others, being responsible for others..." [read more]

Ecce quam bonum! How good it is!

When seventeen young men entered the Novitiate of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1968, the first hymn we learned was Psalm 133 – in Latin! As I begin these reflections on the Consecrated Life the good memories and deep emotions of those first days well up within me – How good it is! [read more]

Sow Much Love to Give

Lent is the time to prepare for Easter. It is a time of contemplation, prayer and sacrifice for Catholics around the world. Each year, Development and Peace organizes a campaign called Share Lent. This Lent, we are called to learn, to pray and to act ... [read more]

Multicultural Mass 2015

On January 18, 2015, in recognition of the World Day for Migrants and Refugees, Bishop Daniel Miehm and members of our many multicultural communities, joined together to celebrate the annual Diocesan Multicultural Mass. [read more]

World Meeting of Families, Philadelphia

Pope Francis will offer Mass on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Arts on Sunday, September 27. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops anticipates that 1 – 2 million people will be present. People attending the World Meeting of Families from within the Hamilton Diocese can register... [read more]

Synod of Bishops on the Family

The Synod was a preparatory session bringing together Presidents of national Bishops' conferences, heads of Eastern Catholic Churches, and Vatican officials ahead of a larger Synod of Bishops to take place in 2015. Participants included a dozen or more voting members named... [read more]

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Bishop's Statement
on the Health and Physical Education Curriculum 2015

Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI:

The newly revised Health and Physical Education curriculum was released by the Ontario government on Monday, February 23, with plans for implementation to begin in September of this year. The curriculum covers a wide array of health and physical education concepts; the material on healthy living, specifically the area of human sexuality, has been raising some concern... [continue reading]

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Support for Separated and Divorced
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Mass of Chrism


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World Meeting of Families 2015