Posts by Fr. Silvain Cloutier

Fr. Silvain Cloutier

Pope John Paul II and Pius XII move closer to sainthood

Pope Benedict has moved two of his predecessors, Pius XII, and John Paul II, closer to Roman Catholic sainthood. (source)

Euthanasia — Pro and Con

Bloc MP Francine Lalonde has introduced her third private member’s bill, C-384, to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide. This fall, federal deputies will talk about these medical acts to accept or refuse it. It is important for us to know more about Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. Human Lifes are in danger. – Bill C-384 (pdf) [...]

Why not priest ?

40 new ordained priests tell us why they have chosen to become priests ? Take a look here to know why !

A Miracle for the Apostle of the Lepers

“No one has survived this cancer. This illness will take you,” said Doctor Walter Chang to Audrey Toguchi in 1997 since, scientifically, there was nothing that could be done for her. (…) Terminal cancer In 1996, Audrey Toguchi, native of the Island of Oahu in Hawaii, was 69. “I had no idea I had cancer,” [...]

The Church in Africa in service to reconciliation, justice and peace

“You are the salt of the earth… You are the light of the world” (Mt 5: 13, 14) In keeping with the desires of the episcopate of Africa, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, officially convoked the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops, which is to take place in the Vatican [...]

The eucharist in the mission of marriage and the family

On September 11th and 12th 2009, a Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) two-day Eucharistic Congress took place from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The Eucharistic Congress included talks by Cardinal Justin Rigali, Episcopal Liaison for the CMSWR and Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Chair of the [...]

2010 communications day invites priests to use digital media

For World Communications Day 2010, Pope Benedict XVI has chosen the theme “The priest and pastoral ministry in a digital world: New media at the service of the Word.” As the church celebrates the Year for Priests, the pope also wanted to invite the world’s priests to consider ways they could use digital media in [...]


Over the next few months, Members of Parliament will discuss Bill C-384. This private member’s bill seeking to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide was introduced by MP Francine Lalonde of the Bloc Québécois. “It is important for us to speak up and let our government know that Canadianb citizens oppose this Bill!”, says the Catholic [...]

Mgr Ventura : nuncio from Canada to France

Pope Benedict appointed a new apostolic nuncio to France (Paris), Archbishop Luigi Ventura, currently the nuncio to Canada- (since june 22 2001) (source : Zenit -news in french)

Launch of the 2009-2010 youth pastoral year

When : 4 pm – 8 PM on Sunday, September 27, 2009 Where : Montreal Grand Seminary (2065 Sherbrooke St. West, near Metro Guy) Exposition of youth groups, movements and organizations Come share your photos, posters, audiovisual presentations of your group/movement or organization! This is a golden opportunity for your group to come and share [...]