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18 December 2019

ad vitam – Fall 2019: “Abuse in the Church: Between Crisis and Hope”

The Canadian Religious Conference is proud to launch its new publication, ad vitama webzine and a window into consecrated life in Canada.

Featuring articles and audiovisual contents, ad vitam proposes theological and pastoral reflections on the Catholic Church and consecrated life. This resource aims to serve religious communities and their leadership, as well as readers interested in consecrated life and Church issues.


Abuse in the Church:
Between Crisis and Hope

In this first issue, ad vitam dares to address the theme of sexual abuse in the Church. Far from being a topic to silence, it is beneficial to revisit the history of the Church on this subject, the causes of the crisis, the various resources, and to provide reflection on the future through insights into the Bible and restorative justice. This issue reminds us that speaking is the first step towards healing.




The ad vitam webzine is unique in its offer of an integral and interactive experience featuring articles and audio-visual content. We strongly suggest that you read it online, whether a computer, tablet or smartphone. To zoom in: on a computer, double-click or use the + and – found at the bottom-right of the screen; on a tablet, double-tap the screen. Use your mouse or finger to move throughout the page.

It is possible to download a PDF of the webzine, however the file will not support links and audio-visual content. For environmental reasons, we invite you to limit printing of the PDF. You may contact us if you wish to obtain a text-only version of a specific article. We hope that as you acquaint yourself with our webzine over time, you’ll enjoy the enriching experience of its unique format. We welcome your comments and questions at info@crc-canada.org.

The next issue, in February 2020, will focus on the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Christus vivit with contributions from the CRC’s Theological Commission.