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News and Updates
BISHOP FABBRO’S APOLOGY TO THE Indigenous Peoples of this Land
September 27, 2021
Read Bishop Fabbro’s Full Statement [link to DOL website]
CANADIAN BISHOPS ISSUE STATEMENT OF APOLOGY
September 24, 2021
We, the Catholic Bishops of Canada, gathered in Plenary this week, take this opportunity to affirm to you, the Indigenous Peoples of this land, that we acknowledge the suffering experienced in Canada’s Indian Residential Schools. Many Catholic religious communities and dioceses participated in this system, which led to the suppression of Indigenous languages, culture and spirituality, failing to respect the rich history, traditions and wisdom of Indigenous Peoples. We acknowledge the grave abuses that were committed by some members of our Catholic community; physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and sexual. We also sorrowfully acknowledge the historical and ongoing trauma and the legacy of suffering and challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples that continue to this day. Along with those Catholic entities which were directly involved in the operation of the schools and which have already offered their own heartfelt apologies, we, the Catholic Bishops of Canada, express our profound remorse and apologize unequivocally.
Read more… [link to CCCB website]
Updated: August 9, 2021
The recent addendum was written “in light of the increasing rate of vaccinations, relaxed provincial anti-COVID restrictions and greater scientific knowledge concerning COVID-19” with a view to “safely reduce the necessity for full pandemic safety measures”. It cannot be stated enough, though, that the protocols issued earlier, unless otherwise changed herein, remain inBishop Fabbro, Covid-19 Update, #20
effect. To keep people safe, we must be responsible to follow all the protocols that we have been given. This is no time for self-interpretation or premature relaxation.
Here is a brief summary of the update from the Diocese of London. Please click on the Letter (below) for the full update:
- The Importance of Getting Vaccinated
- Aerosol Transmission
- Changes that Affect our Church Spaces
- Changes that Affect our Celebrations
- The Celebration of the Sacrament of Penance
- With easier access to churches, the permission for General Absolution is hereby withdrawn immediately
- The Sunday Obligation
- the dispensation from the Sunday obligation will continue until the end of the liturgical year, that is 27 November 2021. As before, we will continue to monitor the situation.
“We have much to be grateful for in our country, with the benefits of our health care services and the availability of the COVID vaccine. Many countries do not enjoy these benefits. We are grateful for all who continue to put themselves at the service of others to care for the sick and to mitigate the effects of the pandemic in all its manifestations. As we see the proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel”, let us remain steadfast in our care for others – especially the most vulnerable – and for our families and ourselves.”Bishop Fabbro, Covid-19 Update, #20
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