Archbishop Letters Archive

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…


Archbishop Miller on Assisted Suicide Law

VANCOUVER (July 4, 2016) – With assisted suicide now the law of the land and claiming its first victims, I am greatly alarmed by the impact it is having on attitudes toward those who are suffering as their lives wane.Last week in B.C. we saw the first constitutional challenge of the new law, demanding assisted…


Archbishop Miller’s Easter Message

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, As we prepare to celebrate the glory of Jesus’ Resurrection, I encourage you to consider his words to Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25), and the significance they take on during this Jubilee Year of Mercy. Easter is the time in the Church’s year when…