February 25, 2020
It is with a heavy heart that the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) learned over the weekend of the shocking results of an independent inquiry, undertaken at the initiative of L’Arche International, to investigate allegations of abuse by its founder Jean Vanier. The inquiry uncovered disturbing allegations by women (non-disabled) who were abused emotionally and sexually. This news is all the more difficult and incomprehensible given that Mr. Vanier had a... Read More
February 25, 2020
The distressing news we received on the weekend is extraordinarily painful and disturbing, and for many, especially victims/survivors of clerical sexual abuse, it means re-experiencing the pain and disillusionment they have suffered.
We honour L’Arche International for its decision to initiate an independent inquiry to... Read More
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It gives me great pleasure to reach out to the Asian Catholic community of the Archdiocese of Vancouver and offer my prayers and best wishes for a Happy New Year – gong hei fat choy!
The Lunar New Year, which falls on Saturday, Jan. 25, is an... Read More
Post your event to the Archdiocesan Calendar, The B.C. Catholic, the Tuesday Update:
Event Organizers: Have an out-of-town Speaker? Please complete this form . Will your event include Mass?... Read More
December 25, 2019
The birth of Jesus has changed the course of human history. God became man, a Saviour who gave a new direction for us to follow.
Everyone involved in the first Christmas events experienced a transformative change in their lives. Mary and Joseph set out on a life-altering journey to Jerusalem. The shepherds were called away... Read More
VANCOUVER (Oct. 7, 2019) – On Oct. 21, Canadians have an opportunity to choose the political leadership of their country. In doing so, they will play a vital role in shaping the direction of Canada over the next several years.
I want to impress on Catholics the importance of casting their ballot on Election Day. Voting is more than an act of civic... Read More