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KAIROS’ Executive Director Joins Faith Leaders in Yearlong Climate Fast Chain

KAIROS press release: "Jennifer Henry, KAIROS Canada’s Executive Director, will fast on March 5, joining faith leaders, politicians and environmentalists for the 365 Rolling Fast for the Climate that began on December 1 at the UN climate conference in Lima, Peru, and will end November 30, the first day of the climate conference in Paris, France. 

More than 365 people worldwide are participating in this one-year fasting chain, initiated by the Fast For The Climate, in solidarity with vulnerable people who are most affected by dangerous climate impacts.

For more information visit: www.kairoscanada.org


A Reflection on Corruption by the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops

The Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops press release: "Just as the Charbonneau Commission is preparing itself to present its recommendations, and at a time when Christians enter into the Lenten Season, the conseil Église et Société (Council on Church and Society) of the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops believes that it is  "relevant to reflect together on the ways that corruption destroys the ideal of a just society, and on the ways we can overcome this obstacle." This is the purpose of the document Awaiting the Charbonneau Commission Report: a reflection on corruption. 

Link to the document: www.eveques.qc.ca/


Lenten Reflection on Video

Every week, the Archdiocese of Montreal will present on video a reflection on the gospel of the following sunday. The first reflection is given by Bishop Thomas Dowd. Go to:


Share Lent 2015

Development and Peace Launches its Share Lent 2015 Campaign So Much Love to Give

"The campaign emphasizes the important role of small family farmers, men and women alike, in the struggle against hunger. It is part of Caritas Internationalis’ global campaign to eradicate hunger, entitled One Human Family, Food for All, that was launched by Pope Francis in December 2013 and is being led by Caritas members throughout the world."

On the Development and Peace website, you will find further information and a number of resources: http://www.devp.org/en. Development and Peace has also launch its first mobile app for Lent: The Lent Calendar App. 

On YouTube, you will find the CCCB President Archbishop Durocher's video message for Share Lent 2015. Click on this link: Share Lent video message


Pope Francis Urges People to Contemplate the Gospel Daily

On Tuesday February 3, 2015, "in his homily during Mass celebrated in the Casa Santa Marta chapel, the Pope urged people to take 10 minutes out of their day to pick up the Gospel and talk to the Lord." He continued, "take up the Gospel, read and imagine the scene, imagine what happens and talk to Jesus, from the heart. And with this we allow hope to grow, because we have our gaze fixed, we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus." 

Link to the homily: 



CRC Bulletin, Volume 12, Issue - Winter 2015

In this isue of the CRC Bulletin, the members of the Theological Commission share their reflection on the Apostolic Exhortation the "Joy of the Gospel."


Legal Education for Leaders of Religious Institutes

The Faculty of Canon Law of Saint Paul University in Ottawa is offering the third year of the legal education three-year cycle for leadership of religious institutes and their lay collaborators. The legal education will take place from June 15 to 18, 2015.

This year program will be on governance. It entails: Principles of Governance, Human Resources - Conflict Resolutions in Communities, Chapters and other Assemblies, Constitutions, Canadian Revenue Agency, Strategies for the Future.

The legal education program is organised by the Canadian Religious Education, the Association of Treasurers of Religious Institutes (ATRI) and the Association des trésorières et des trésoriers des instituts religieux (ATTIR).

The deadline to register is March 31, 2015. The possibility to residence at Saint Paul is limited; therefore it is important to register as soon as possible.

For further information, open and download these 2 documents:
Legal Education 2015
Letter to the participants

View the program on the Saint-Paul University website at: http://ustpaul.ca/



CRC JPIC Gathering: A Reminder

The CRC is organising another JPIC National Gathering! Under the theme “All Is One: Weaving A Single Cloth For Justice,” this time it will gather from across Canada English-speaking women and men religious and their Associates and Collaborators in the pursuit of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation.  It will be held June 2-4, 2015 at the Mary Ward Centre of Loretto College in Toronto.


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