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Bishop Crosby in Rome: Updates from the Visita Ad Limina Apostolorum

Apr262017

Bishop Crosby in Rome: Updates from the Visita Ad Limina Apostolorum

Bishop Crosby, Bishop Tonnos, Bishop Ustrzycki and the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario are currently in Rome for their Ad limina visit. Check back here regularly for updates on their visit!


Catholic Education Week: </br> Walking Forward Together - April 30th-May 5

Apr252017

Catholic Education Week:
Walking Forward Together - April 30th-May 5

Catholic Education week begins on April 30th. This year's theme is Walking Forward Together. Check out Bishop Crosby's video message and some behind the scenes photos and footage!


Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

Apr212017

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

Bishop Daniel Miehm was installed as Bishop of Peterborough in a beautiful ceremony on Wednesday. Archbishop Brendan O’Brien, Metropolitan Archbishop of Kingston, presided over the installation and led him to the Cathedra – the Bishop’s Chair.


Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide

Apr212017

Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide

The Diocese of Hamilton released a pamphlet with information regarding Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide. This pamphlet helps to understand the stance of the Catholic Church and answer any questions.


Bishop Crosby's Message on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

Apr182017

Bishop Crosby's Message on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

Every year, when we celebrate Canada Day, we rejoice in our nation’s achievements, both past and present, and look expectantly to the future with hope. This year, in particular, as we mark the sesquicentennial of Confederation


Bishop Crosby's Statement on Canada’s Opioid Crisis and Drug Addiction

Apr182017

Bishop Crosby's Statement on Canada’s Opioid Crisis and Drug Addiction

It has become increasingly clear in recent years that Canada is facing a serious substance abuse crisis. Although this problem has existed in various forms for some time, the recent deaths of so many Canadians due to overdoses is alarming.


The Pope's Prayer Intentions For April: Young People

Apr132017

The Pope's Prayer Intentions For April: Young People

Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for the month of April is for "Young People". We pray "that young people may respond generously to their vocation..."


The 2017 Chrism Mass

Apr132017

The 2017 Chrism Mass

On Monday, April 10th, Bishop Crosby led the celebration of the Chrism Mass


2017 Clergy Appointments

Apr112017

2017 Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments, effective Wednesday, June 28, 2017.


Holy Week at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King

Apr102017

Holy Week at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King

A list of Masses and Celebrations at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King during Holy Week.


The Development and Peace Solidarity Quilt visits the Diocese of Hamilton

Apr052017

The Development and Peace Solidarity Quilt visits the Diocese of Hamilton

Throughout the Lenten season this year, Development and Peace has been working on an initiative called The Solidarity Quilt. This quilt is a project and pilgrimage to celebrate Development and Peace's 50th Anniversary.


Bishop Crosby's 2017 Easter Message

Mar312017

Bishop Crosby's 2017 Easter Message

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.


Insects in the Bible at the RBG

Mar292017

Insects in the Bible at the RBG

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.


2017 Rite of Election Highlights

Mar222017

2017 Rite of Election Highlights

On Sunday, March 5th, the first Sunday of Lent, the Rite of Election was celebrated at two locations within our Diocese.


Bishop Crosby: Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau on Money for Reproductive Rights

Mar152017

Bishop Crosby: Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau on Money for Reproductive Rights

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 ...