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Recent News and Events - May 2016
We invite you to read an open letter from Cardinal Lacroix entitled “Assistance in Dying” : No Deadline for Dignity. The letter is available in both English (click here) and in French (click here). For more information on the issue on euthanasia and assisted suicide, click
The Diocese of Hamilton will be acquiring a copy of the Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible. We are delighted to have the opportunity to share this work of art with our diocesan community! For more information click
The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Living with Dignity and the Physicians Alliance Against Euthanasia have organized a rally against euthanasia and assisted suicide on parliament hill on Wednesday, June 1st (12 noon - 1:30 pm). You are encouraged to consider attending in order to voice your concerns.
On May 7, 2016, the Diocese of Hamilton gained another priest, as David Reitzel was ordained a priest at Christ the King Cathedral Basilica in Hamilton by Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI. Let us pray that Jesus may be glorified in the ministry and service of Fr. David and all who serve in the name of Christ the Good Shepherd.
In Canada over 100,000 babies are aborted every year, approximately 280 children every day. On Thursday, May 12, 2016 more than 10,000 people will take part in a peaceful march on Parliament Hill, reminding government leaders that life matters. To find out more about the National March for Life...
The theme for this year's Catholic Education Week is Opening Doors of Mercy and includes this line from the Gospel of Matthew: "Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy" (Matthew 5:7). Catholic Education Week 2016 combines both the theme of mercy and the act of opening doors of reconciliation, mercy and forgiveness to all around us.
The Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King will shine green each evening from 8:30pm-12:30am to show our support for Mental Health Week and to help raise awareness. Individuals can also take part by wearing green or taking pictures near numerous landmarks illuminated green throughout the province...