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Recent News and Events

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's Heart to Heart

Mar172017

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

Congratulations to Deacons DAVID AVILA, ROSS CAMPBELL, KEVIN D’SOUZA, AND PAUL JAMROZ, who have been called to the Order of Presbyter for the Diocese of Hamilton. They will be ordained on May 6, 2017, during a Mass celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King.


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 ...


Saint Mary's New Altar

Mar152017

Saint Mary's New Altar

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.


Office Closure: Tuesday, March 14th

Mar142017

Office Closure: Tuesday, March 14th

Due to inclement weather the offices at the Diocese of Hamilton will be closed


Appointment of Bishop Daniel Miehm, Bishop of Peterborough

Mar102017

Appointment of Bishop Daniel Miehm, Bishop of Peterborough

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.


Insects in the Bible

Mar062017

Insects in the Bible

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.


The Reception of The Saint John's Bible Letters and Revelation with Cardinal Collins

Mar062017

The Reception of The Saint John's Bible Letters and Revelation with Cardinal Collins

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' Prayer Intention for March

Mar022017

Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for March

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."


Conscience Rights for Doctors in Ontario

Mar022017

Conscience Rights for Doctors in Ontario

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.


The 2017 Culture of Life Leadership Conference

Feb272017

The 2017 Culture of Life Leadership Conference

On Thursday, Feb. 16, more than 200 students from high schools throughout the Hamilton Diocese gathered at the Nicholas Mancini Centre in Hamilton for the Culture of Life Leadership Conference.


Living Wage Effort

Feb212017

Living Wage Effort

On February 13th, 2017 Bishops Crosby and Bird wrote an opinion editorial for the Hamilton Spectator about the moral responsibility of providing a living wage. This was the result of the 2016 social audit where no improvement has been found for those living in poverty in the City of Hamilton.


February 11: World Day of the Sick

Feb062017

February 11: World Day of the Sick

February 11th is the World Day of the Sick. It is a day we are encouraged to pray for the sick and suffering along with those who work hard to ease the pain of the sick.


Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for February: Welcome the Needy

Feb022017

Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for February: Welcome the Needy

Pope Francis has requested that for the Month of February we "Welcome the Needy" and remember them in our prayers.


A Statement Regarding the Attack Against the Islamic Community of Quebec from The Most Rev. Douglas Crosby

Jan312017

A Statement Regarding the Attack Against the Islamic Community of Quebec from The Most Rev. Douglas Crosby

Bishop Crosby addresses the attack carried out against the Centre culturel islamique de Québec on Sunday evening. As persons of faith, we pray earnestly for the souls of the victims and that consolation and peace be bestowed upon those who suffer their loss.