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Bishops apologize for residential schools and raise possibility of Papal visit to Canada

“We acknowledge the grave abuses that were committed by some members of our Catholic community; physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and sexual. We also sorrowfully acknowledge the historical and ongoing trauma and the legacy of suffering and challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples that continue to this day.”

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Canadian bishops announce new abuse reporting system

Today, the Bishops of Canada launch a national, bilingual service for reporting situations of sexual abuse either committed or covered-up by a Bishop. This service furthers their commitment to responsibility, accountability and transparency in matters of clergy sexual abuse and their commitment to facilitate healing and justice for victims-survivors.

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Uniting Ourselves in Prayer as Schools Reopen: Pastoral Letter from AB-NWT Bishops

The Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories have written new pastoral letter entitled Uniting Ourselves in Prayer as Schools Reopen. The topic is timely, as the new school year begins amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

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An Update on Clergy Sex Abuse

No priest who has been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a child is serving in active ministry in the Archdiocese.When it comes to publishing names, a number of factors must be considered.

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Canadian Bishops welcome Pope's new directions on abuse

Document set clear procedures for reporting abuse, investigations, and protecting victims and whistleblowers.

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Archbishop Smith looks forward to results of D&P review

Archdiocese supports participation in D&P educational initiatives, but decision to withhold donations stands.

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Humanæ Vitæ 50 years later: an emphatic 'Yes!' to life promised by Christ

Canadian Bishops urge us to reread Paul VI encyclical, misunderstood by many as a simple 'No' to contraception.

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Bishops denounce new federal restrictions on summer job grants

Canada Summer Jobs restrictions an “obvious and regrettable infringement” on constitutional rights to freedom of conscience and religion: CCCB.

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Alberta Bishops speak out for Catholic education and urge parishioners to do so too

“The calls to dismantle our publicly funded Catholic school system are growing ever louder, and we must not ignore them,” the bishops said in their statement to the Catholic community. 

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Keep section that protects religious services and clergy from obstruction say Canada’s bishops

“If you’re disrupting a religious service, you are causing a great deal of turmoil to a lot of people,” said Bruce Simpson, a criminal lawyer who accompanied the CCCB delegation. “It doesn’t matter why you’re doing it.”

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