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New norms for the whole Church against those who abuse or cover up

Pope Francis’ Motu proprio, "Vos estis lux mundi", just released new procedures for reporting abuse and violence, and ensuring that Bishops and Religious Superiors are held accountable for their actions. This includes the obligation for clerics and religious to report abuse. Every Diocese must have a system that allows the public to submit reports easily. Click here to read more.

A Canadian Jesuit Appointed Special Secretary for the Amazon synod

Father Michael Czerny, SJ, Undersecretary of the Migrant and Refugee Section of the Dicastery for the Integral Human Development Department, will be one of the two special secretaries of the Synod on the Amazon which will be held in October. While he was working with the Council for Justice and Peace, Fr. Czerny was involved in the "REPAM" pan-Amazonian network which serves as the official liaison with the Holy See and their advisor. To learn more, click here.


Mer et Monde is celebrating 20 years!

On June 14, the international cooperation organization, Mer et Monde, will celebrate 20 years at La Cenne Espace culturel (Montreal). This event will also be an opportunity to highlight the contributions made by Mireille Chilloux who is retiring this summer. To purchase your tickets ($20), click here.


Élisabeth Garant and Fr. Gilles Mongeau on the show Église en Sortie

Last week, on Église en Sortie, Élisabeth Garant spoke about the Centre justice et foi and its principle of Vivre ensemble (Living together), particularly in the context of new pluralism in Quebec. For example, the Centre "has developed a new resource on the subject of Islam, and of people of Muslim faith or culture, a travelling exhibition that has toured Quebec and is still on display."

Fr. Gilles Mongeau, SJ, presented the reflection document written by the Jesuits of Canada about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, a document that "is an instrument, an exercise even, of reflection to help our works and our communities resume an evangelical path to respond to this situation". To see the show (in French), click here.


Young professionals invited to an Ignatian retreat

From May 31 to June 2, young professionals (19-39 years old) are invited to Pickering to participate in a silent Ignatian retreat. Participants will learn to use tools of discernment to see more clearly in their lives. Through meditation of the Scriptures, young professionals will be invited to explore their interior life and to meet God within it. To register (suggested contribution $220), click here.




Martyrs' Shrine opens their doors to pilgrims

On May 4, 2019, Saturday, the Martyrs' Shrine in Midland, ON welcomes pilgrims for the season. To find out more details of the different pilgrimages, click here.


The Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops supports the 5-10-15 campaign

Last May 1, the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops published a message supporting the 5-10-15 campaign: know your schedule 5 days in advance, have 10 days of paid leave in the event of absence due to illness or family responsibilities and receive a minimum wage of $15 an hour. The Assembly invites the Catholic institutions of Quebec to make sure that their personnel benefit from these conditions. To read the message, click here.





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January 20, 2020 – “Dare to care,” encouraged Fr. Jim Lefebvre in an interview with the Canadian Jesuits magazine. This is also the central theme tying together the latest edition.

January 10, 2020 – “I’m tired of only hearing about Haiti’s problems in the news. We have problems but we aren’t a problem.” That is the plea that the Superior of the Jesuits in Haiti, Jean-Denis Saint-Félix, SJ, makes on the 10th anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck the country in January 2010.

January 10, 2020 – Last November the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat in Rome marked its first fifty years with a Jubilee gathering. Dozens of global delegates came together for a week of celebration, networking and discernment.

Father Gábor Kiss died at 11:30 am on December 23rd at René Goupil House in Pickering, Ontario (Canada). He was in his 96th year, and was in religious life for 74 years. His life of service can best be expressed by his usual reply: “I strive to do the best possible.”

December 13, 2019 – Caring for our common home is one the new Universal Apostolic Preferences. How exactly do we go about doing this? Fr. John McCarthy's job is to encourage all Jesuits and their colleagues in the Province to imagine different ways of working towards this preference.

December 20, 2019 – The Advent season is often filled with beautiful stories of solidarity. This year, one such story takes place at St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s Newfoundland, part of the Jesuit Schools Network.

December 13, 2019 – It was in the sanctuary of Loreto, Italy that, last March, Pope Francis dedicated all the vocations to the Virgin Mary and signed the apostolic exhortation written in response to the Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.

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