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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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August 11, 2019 — Do you have a passion for social justice? Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) is preparing a study tour in July 2020 for Canadian educators and anyone interested in social justice and global solidarity.

August 8, 2019 — This last article in the Prayer with Preferences series returns to the ultimate foundation of the whole process of Universal Apostolic Preferences, and thus to the basis of the whole discernment process that will guide their appropriation in the Jesuit apostolates and communities across Canada.

August 8, 2019 — The triennial Colloquium 2019: Building Communities of Justice and Hope Jesuit schools conference was an amazing experience for the team of ten Loyola High School staff members who attended this year.

August 8, 2019 — On July 31st, the Jesuits of Canada celebrated with two special masses the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. At the same time, this date marked the first year of the newly formed Canadian province. Jesuits, colleagues and friends came from all over.


July 23, 2019 — The summer edition of the magazine Relations, entitled “Invitation à la marche,” (Invitation to walk) has been on newsstands since July 12. Experiences such as taking a stroll, going on a pilgrimage, demonstrating, migrating and transhumance all show that the human journey starts with walking.

July 23, 2019 — On May 11, the Jesuits celebrated in Canada the priestly ordination of 2 priests and 5 deacons at Saint Paul's Basilica in Toronto.

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