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Recent News and Events - April 2016
On Saturday, May 7th at 11:00a.m., David John Reitzel will be ordained a priest at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. All are welcome to attend!
Bill C-14, the legislation on assisted-suicide and euthanasia, has had first reading in the House of Commons. It is not too late for people to speak out against the legislation and to keep proposed changes to Bill C-14 from going against the support of life. It is so important for Catholics to express their concerns on the sanctity of life and their belief in conscience rights for healthcare workers and institutions when they are faced with a patient's choice for assisted suicide...
Summer School for Liturgical Musicians and Parish Initiation Leaders will be held July 17-20, 2016 at the Diocese of Hamilton Chancery Office, Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King and the Nicholas Mancini Centre and features keynote speaker Dr. Jerry Galipeau. Register today!
On Sunday, April 3rd, the Most Reverend Bishop Crosby, OMI, invited the newly baptized and those newly received into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church to join him for a festive celebration of the Eucharist at the Cathedral of Christ the King. The annual Mass with New Catholics is an amazing opportunity for the Diocese to welcome our new Catholics and to celebrate the joy of their initiation into the Catholic Church.
The Bishop Farrell Library, located at 698 King Street West, now offers eBooks! The eBooks can be accessed from the Diocese of Hamilton website via the library catalogue or our search eBooks link. Presently, there are just over 150 titles in eBook format.
CCCB President, Bishop Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., has released a statement regarding Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying). We invite you to read the statement as well as a statement from Cardinal Thomas Collins.
The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments, effective Wednesday, June 29, 2016.
On Friday, April 8th, the Vatican released the post-synodal apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis, titled Amoris Laetitia, on love in the family. It brings together the results of the two Synods on the family convoked by Pope Francis in 2014 and 2015.