Vancouver Archbishop offers prayers for inquiry

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Statement on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry Archbishop J. Michael Miller offers prayers that the inquiry’s work will bring about justice and closure for the loved ones of the 1,200 murdered or missing Indigenous women. VANCOUVER (Sept. 2, 2016) – Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: As… Read more »

Congratulations Bishop Joseph Phuong Nguyen

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On Thursday, Aug. 25, Bishop-Elect Joseph Nguyen was ordained and installed as the sixth bishop of Kamloops! To re-live the ordination, check out Salt+Light’s extensive live coverage of the ordination Mass, bringing you a look at the diocese, and a glimpse into the remarkable story of the new Bishop. To view photos… Read more »

Archbishop’s Homily for Mass of Farewell for Bishop-elect Joseph Nguyen

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St. Patrick’s, Vancouver 31 July 2016   Dear Bishop-elect Joseph, brothers in the priesthood and diaconate, consecrated women and men, seminarians, parishioners here at St. Patrick’s, always so welcoming to Archdiocesan celebrations, friends of Father Nguyen; brothers and sisters in Christ: Introduction This afternoon, we gather – as we do… Read more »

Assisted suicide law already weakening respect for life

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Vancouver Archbishop calls for palliative care and conscience protection Archbishop J. Michael Miller today expressed concern at the rapid decline in respect for life already taking place across Canada in the wake of the new federal assisted suicide law. VANCOUVER (July 4, 2016) – With assisted suicide now the law… Read more »

Archbishop Miller names new Vicar General

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Vicar for Priestly Life, Father Gary Franken, begins new role Aug. 11 VANCOUVER, June 23, 2016 – Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, has appointed Father Gary Franken, currently Vicar for Priestly Life, as the new Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Vancouver. He replaces Father Joseph Nguyen, who will become Bishop… Read more »

Archbishop Miller’s statement on Fort McMurray fire

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Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller released the following statement about the wildfire destruction and damage in Fort McMurray, Alta. VANCOUVER (May 10, 2016) – With the faithful of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, I offer my heartfelt prayers for the people of Fort McMurray, Alta., during their time of crisis. May God… Read more »

Bill C-14 sets Canada on a ‘tragic course’: Archbishop

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Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller released the following statement about the assisted-suicide bill VANCOUVER (April 14, 2016) – Unfortunately, the “medical assistance in dying” legislation introduced in Parliament today sets Canada on the tragic course of offering death as the solution to pain and suffering. Bill C-14 is problematic on… Read more »