Pastoral Appointments 2019

Category: News & Events.

Updated May 22, 2019. Some appointments have been changed since May 9, 2019.

All appointments are effective July 11, 2019 unless otherwise stated.

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Interim Letter on Clergy Abuse

Category: Letters.

February 20, 2019 [su_spacer] Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Last summer the Church was rocked by new revelations of clergy sexual abuse in the United States.  These revelations have called the Archdiocese of Vancouver to examine carefully our own history and find better ways to protect vulnerable people more effectively.  I am writing to you now to provide an update regarding the steps we are taking. Most importantly is the formation of a Case Review Committee to examine... Read More

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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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