Recent News and Events - April 2016

The Rite of Ordination to Ministerial Priesthood: David John Reitzel

Apr302016

The Rite of Ordination to Ministerial Priesthood: David John Reitzel

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 – Speak Out Now!

Apr252016

Bill C-14 – Speak Out Now!

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

Apr242016

Summer School for Liturgical Musicians and Parish Initiation Leaders

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!


Photos: Mass with New Catholics 2016

Apr202016

Photos: Mass with New Catholics 2016

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.


Bishop Farrell Library Now Offers eBooks!

Apr202016

Bishop Farrell Library Now Offers eBooks!

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.


Statements on Bill C-14 from CCCB and Cardinal Thomas Collins

Apr152016

Statements on Bill C-14 from CCCB and Cardinal Thomas Collins

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.


2016 Clergy Appointments

Apr082016

2016 Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments, effective Wednesday, June 29, 2016.


<em>Amoris Laetitia</em>: On Love in the Family

Apr072016

Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family

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.