Verbatim

Verbatim is a weekly feature of The Catholic Register consisting of word-for-word excerpts or transcripts on a compelling topic of the moment. Texts are edited only for style consistency and length.

A meditation on The Flavour of God written by Jason Openo, a permanent diaconate candidate in Medicine Hat, Alta., and posted on the Diocese of Calgary blog.

Pope Francis’ address to a delegation from “La Diaconie de la Beauté” at the beginning of Lent.

Overview of the legal action filed Feb. 2, by Montreal Archbishop Christian Lépine to prevent Quebec forcing MAiD into a palliative care centre in former church still owned by the Archdiocese.

An excerpt from Pope Francis’ message for Lent “Through the Desert God leads us to Freedom.”

The CCCB’s pastoral letter from its Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace, released this week, calls on Canadian Catholics to serve Christian values by following seven commitments online.

Sr. Nancy Brown, of the Archdiocese of Vancouver’s Anti-Human Trafficking Committee, says the Feb. 8 Feast Day of St. Josephine Bakhita should focus attention to combat the scourge.

Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of the Sick to be marked on Feb. 11, 2024.

Below is the introduction of Archbishop Francis Leo’s Pastoral Letter to the Archdiocese of Toronto. The complete pastoral letter is available archtoronto.org.

A statement on the persecution of Christians from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace.

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. And everyone went to their own town to register.

The Canadian Human Rights Commission insists it has never called Christmas racist.

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