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Recent News and Events - March 2017
At the Easter Vigil, we celebrate the light of Christ which we carry, filled with hope, into a world of darkness and uncertainty. In the shadow of the Sainte-Foy massacre this past February, with tensions escalating between nuclear powers and refugees on the move, the invocation of hope seems premature to some and dangerously naïve to others.
6 Volumes of the Saint John's Bible were on display on March 11 at the Royal Botanical Gardens. The event was put together by the Diocese of Hamilton in partnership with St. Jerome's University and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
On Sunday, March 5th, the first Sunday of Lent, the Rite of Election was celebrated at two locations within our Diocese.
Bishop Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., in his capacity as President of the CCCB, has written a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau concerning the recent decision by the Government of Canada to provide $650 million toward “sexual and reproductive health and rights”. Bishop Crosby states in his letter that the policy and vision of the government are in conflict ...
On February 16th 2017, the new Altar of Sacrifice in St. Mary’s Church ─Paroquia de Santa Maria, Hamilton was dedicated by the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I.
Due to inclement weather the offices at the Diocese of Hamilton will be closed
Today His Excellency, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, announced that His Holiness, Pope Francis, has appointed Most Reverend Daniel J. Miehm, as Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough. He will be installed as the 13th Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough on April 19, 2017.
Saturday, March 11th, at the RBG, Sabrina Hall, outlines some of the insects featured in The Saint John's Bible and their importance while Fr. Michael Patella, OSB, explores the story line of the flora and fauna and the role they play in the Historical Books of The Saint John's Bible.
On Sunday, February 26th, Cardinal Collins joined the Diocese of Hamilton in the reception of the 3rd Volume to join our Saint John's Bible Collection: Letters and Revelation.
Pope Francis has requested that for the month of March our prayer intentions are for "Support for Persecuted Christians: That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church."
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of ON requires physicians to make an “effective referral” for assisted suicide and euthanasia. Many Catholic physicians and other caregivers are unable to do this in good conscience and are being forced to choose between their conscience and their careers.