Archbishop Letters Archive

Homily for the Rite of Election

The following is the Homily of Archbishop Miller for the Rite of Election, May 5, 2017 In Matthew’s Gospel account of the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan, the Holy Spirit descends upon Jesus, who had one last thing to do before beginning his public ministry. He had to confront Satan openly in the wilderness…


Homily for Mass for Consecrated Life

The gift of oneself to God, being “consecrated” or set aside wholly for him, belongs to the life of every Christian, because we are all consecrated to the Lord at our Baptism. We are all called to offer ourselves to the Father, with Jesus and, like Jesus, to make a generous gift of our lives…


Christmas Message of Archbishop Miller

Dear brother priests, deacons, seminarians, consecrated men and women, and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Vancouver: Our hearts are filled with the tenderness of God’s love when we see little children kneeling in front of a Nativity scene, especially a church display where the figures are large enough to pick up and play with. …


Keep the Doors of Mercy Wide Open

(Vancouver Nov. 13, 2016) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: As we approach the end of the Jubilee of Mercy, it is time for us to recall with gratitude the depth of God’s mercy revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Throughout this past year, we have all been striving to bring…


Letter to Health Care Professionals

Dear Health Care Professionals: As shepherd of over 400,000 Catholics in Greater Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, and in view of the Supreme Court of Canada decision of February 6, 2015, and the recent legislation enacted by Parliament concerning euthanasia and assisted suicide, now termed MAiD, I am writing to offer some clarity concerning the…