Diocese of Victoria
The Catholic Diocese of Victoria comprises the whole of Vancouver Island, the islands off the west coast and the islands to the west of the main shipping channel up the Inside Passage. The Diocese of Victoria ministers to approximately 94,000 Catholics on Vancouver Island.
Canada's Federal Election: an encounter between the Gospel and our culture
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In a few weeks, Canadians will be called upon to exercise their democratic right and responsibility to vote in Canada’s Federal Election on Monday, October 19, 2015.
We all have a duty and a responsibility to elect representatives who will sincerely work for the common good. Our democracy cannot be productive and sound without our participation in the democratic process. The Church recognizes that democracy is the best expression of a full participation of its citizens in the public arena, but it rightly reminds us that the true common good of society can only be served if it is based on the correct understanding of the human person. Read more ...
Pope Francis institutes annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
CCCB – Earlier this August, Pope Francis instituted the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which will be on September 1 annually, beginning in 2015. It will coincide with a similar celebration previously established by Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. It is therefore also a day of ecumenical prayer. Read more ...