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Jubilee of Mercy conference examines new directions for the Catholic Church

Publié le : 2016-10-17 a 12h56 | Catégorie : News

Jubilee of Mercy conference examines new directions for the Catholic Church

OTTAWA — Saint Paul University will close out the Jubilee Year of Mercy with a conference Nov. 4-5 on how Canadian Catholics can fulfill Pope Francis’s dream of
becoming a “Church of Mercy”.
Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec City, will be the keynote speaker on Friday, Nov. 4, with a talk called “The Year of Mercy is Without End! Mercy
is not a Matter for a Single Year.” The cardinal will also receive an honorary doctorate from the university. Other keynote speakers in the bilingual conference include:
Catherine Clifford, Professor of Theology at Saint Paul University. She will speak on “Mercy: Essence and Mission of the Church”. Gilles Routhier, Dean of the Faculty of Theology at Laval University in Quebec City. His topic is “Mercy: Rationale, Principles and Criteria for any Reform in/of the Church”.

There will also be workshops and seminars on a many aspects related to the theme of mercy. Among them are Mercy and Families; Mercy and Creation; Mercy and Caring
for the Sick and Dying; Mercy and Creation. Anyone engaged in the mission of the Catholic Church, whether in parish work, Catholic schools, higher education, social justice or caring ministries, will find the conference valuable to help them reflect on and guide their own work. The conference is a joint project of Saint Paul University, Novalis Publishing, Laval University, the Dominican College, the Archdiocese of Ottawa and the University of St. Michael’s College.

For more information, contact 1-800-637-6859, Ext, 2209, email!,!or go to! conference-how-do-we-put-mercy-at-the-core-of-a-christian-life_6062_17.htm.