Statement on Hydration and Nutrition – Catholic Bishops of British Columbia and Yukon

Category: Statements.

Life is God’s gift to us.  We are not its masters to do with it what we will.  We can make decisions about how we will use the life God has given us, but we must not reject that life.  The Church teaches, and has always unequivocally taught, that it is gravely immoral to kill a person or to accept being killed as a way to relieve suffering or to control when and how to die. The Church also teaches, clearly and firmly, that a person who is dying does not need to accept all the medical... Read More

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Archbishop Miller’s Lunar New Year Message

Category: News & Events.

  [one_half padding="0 40px 0 0"] Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It gives me great pleasure once again to reach out to all Asian Catholics in the Archdiocese of Vancouver and offer prayers and best wishes for a Happy New Year! The Lunar New Year, which falls on February 5 in 2019, is a joyous opportunity for our Chinese,... Read More

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Archbishop Miller’s Christmas Message

Category: Letters.

December 25, 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In these final days before we celebrate the birth of our Lord, an unmistakable spirit of Christmas fills the air. Unfortunately, for many people this is also a time of anxiety and distress. Advent is a season of hope. Yet many of us are so busy doing and worrying that we are left with... Read More

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Statement on the Legalization of Marijuana in Canada – Catholic Bishops of British Columbia and Yukon

Category: Statements.

With recreational use of cannabis now legal in Canada, Catholics are understandably asking themselves some questions: Is the use of cannabis now morally permissible? How should I respond to the availability of legal marijuana? To begin, it’s important to recall that Catholics look to the teachings of Jesus, Sacred Scripture and the Church for guidance on moral matters. The mere fact that an activity is made legal by the government does not automatically mean that it is morally acceptable.... Read More

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Statement on the Recent Revelations of Sexual Abuse in the Church

Category: News & Events, Statements.

VANCOUVER (August 17, 2018) – Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, today released a statement regarding the recent revelations of abuse in the Church. To the faithful of the Archdiocese of Vancouver: Over the past few weeks, a number of very serious accounts of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church have become public. Like you, I am devastated by these accounts of profound evil. Read More

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TWU decision ‘undermines’ freedoms: Archbishop

Category: News & Events, Statements.

VANCOUVER (June 15, 2018) – Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, today released a statement expressing his disappointment with the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on the Trinity Western University law school. I am saddened to see the Supreme Court of Canada’s Trinity Western University law school decision, with its potential... Read More

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Pastoral Appointments 2018

Category: News & Events.

All appointments are effective July 12, 2018 unless otherwise stated.

Pastors

Fr. William Ashley Saint James' Parish (Abbotsford)
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Archbishop’s Statement on Assisted Suicide in Hospices

Category: Statements.

VANCOUVER, Feb. 22, 2018 – Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, released the following statement in response to health authorities in B.C. forcing assisted suicide into hospice and palliative care homes:   As health authorities in B.C. start to impose euthanasia in palliative and hospice care facilities, two things are clear: the government is mistaken in its policy, and we as a society are doing something wrong. First, the Fraser Health Authority and other branches of... Read More

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Archbishop’s Letter on Share Lent 2018

Category: Letters.

February 18, 2018   Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, As we journey through this Lenten Season, the Lord Jesus calls us to devote ourselves to prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  Our Development and Peace organization, Caritas Canada, offers us practical ways to respond to this Gospel appeal.  This year’s Share Lent theme,... Read More

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Archbishop’s Letter for World Day of the Poor

Category: Letters, News & Events.

November 19, 2017

  Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In declaring this the first World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis has given us a great gift. The approach of Advent – a season known for giving, but also for rampant consumerism – makes this an opportune time to reflect on the kind of society we... Read More

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