A wooden church damaged by a rocket attack during the Russian invasion of the Zhytomyr region of Ukraine in 2022. On the second anniversary of the invasion, Canadian Christians have written a pastoral letter calling for prayers and an immediate end to the war, (OSV News photo/Viacheslav Ratynskyi, Reuters)

Canadian bishops add voice to Christian appeal for Ukraine peace

Canada’s Catholic bishops have joined Christian counterparts in marking the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with an invitation for all to join in praying for peace. In a pastoral letter released Feb. 21, three days before the Feb. 24 anniversary of Russia’s full-scale attack on its neighbour, national representatives of the Catholic, Orthodox,...

Young people use mobile devices in isolation from each other at a mall. In their pastoral letter on social media, the Canadian bishops suggest fasting from screens once a week and taking a “Technology Sabbath.” (Paul Schratz photo)

In pastoral letter, Canadian bishops praise those who witness on social media, but warn ‘don’t be naive’

Catholic institutions and media outlets must hold themselves to the highest standards, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops said in a Jan. 24 pastoral letter that focuses on social media. As a communication tool, social media has great potential to “serve a fundamental human good: the building of bridges among people by the sharing of...

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