Christians and Yazidis: The Forgotten Refugees under Genocide

Christians and Yazidis: The Forgotten Refugees under Genocide Marcelo Santos, Professor at the University of New Brunswick Graydon Nicholas, Member of the Supreme Board of the Knights of Columbus The Obama administration, through its Secretary of State John Kerry, formally announced that the Islamic State (ISIS) is committing genocide against Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. This is the second time the United States has designated an […]

Pastoral Exhortation on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

A Pastoral Exhortation on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide (to be read at Lord’s Day Masses on March 5–6, 2016) Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, On February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada redefined medical ethics by striking down Canada’s Criminal Code prohibition of assisted suicide. This decision causes concern because authorities could interpret the subjective language of the Court decision to allow euthanasia, with few or no constraints. […]

Disciple Maker Index Survey 2016

January 24, 2016 Dear Sisters and Brothers: I am asking for your participation in a project, about to begin, which is of utmost importance for the future of our diocesan church. The project involves a process of revitalization and realignment of our diocesan church. To date, I have met with the pastors and the parochial administrators of the three regions; I have received the unanimous support of both the Council […]

Our Lady of the Sign

With the ordination to the Catholic priesthood of Fr. Richard Harris for the Ordinariate community of Our Lady of the Sign in Fredericton, Masses in the Ordinariate form are now being offered at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church at 4:00 every Sunday evening. (Our Lady of Fatima is located at 130 Crocket Street, on the Northside of Fredericton.) The Mass itself is a rite fully approved by the Vatican. […]

Ordination to the priesthood of Rev. Mr. Richard Harris

The Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter announces the ordination to the priesthood of Rev. Mr. Richard Harris. At the request of the Ordinariate, Most Rev. Robert Harris will confer the Sacrament of Holy Orders on Friday, September 11, 2015 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Saint John at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Cathedral rectory. All are welcome to attend. Father Harris will celebrate […]

Catholic Charismatic Summer Conference

The Catholic Charismatic Summer Conference is set to take place Aug. 7-9 at Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B. Guest speaker, Fr. Trevor Nathasingh from Trinidad, will speak on the theme “Becoming Ambassadors of God’s Kingdom Through the Holy Spirit.” Registration will be accepted at the door. For more information, contact Atlantic Service Committee at 1-902-667-7179 or email; phone 1-506847-2054 or email for a flyer. The event is sponsored […]

Faith in the Family: Renewing the Mission of the Home

On July 27, Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Fredericton will be welcoming Dr. Ryan Topping of Thomas More College, New Hampshire, as principal speaker for a one-day conference on “Faith in the Family: Renewing the Mission of the Home”. A native of Saskatoon, Dr. Topping earned his Doctorate in Theology from Oxford. He is well-known in the Fredericton area, having held the Pope John XXIII Chair of Studies in […]