Archbishop Bohan's Official Letters

  • Dec 21

    Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

     Greetings of peace and joy to you, in the Christ Child who is born among us.

     Years ago, living and working in Rome, I had the chance to visit Naples, and a particular district in Naples where they make and sell beautiful handmade nativity scenes. The most interesting thing to discover was that the charming little buildings housing the manger and...

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  • Aug 27

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

    “.…Caring for life from the beginning to the end. What a simple thing, what a beautiful thing…. So go forth and don’t be discouraged. Care for life.  It’s worth it.” Pope Francis (when he was still Cardinal Bergoglios.

    As you begin your preparations for this school year, I invite you to join me in celebrating, with all the Archdiocese of Regina, the third annual Reverence for Life month this October.

    It is a time when we can teach and bring to light the intrinsic value that each human person is given by God...

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  • Mar 5

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

    In a Lenten letter to Canadian Catholics printed in the Feb. 2015 Living with Christ, Brazilian Bishop Enemesio Angelo Lazzaris writes, “Sisters and Brothers of Canada, when we share in the consecrated bread and wine of communion, we are making a commitment to fight hunger and its root causes….  This commitment must always, especially during Lent, be accompanied by acts of solidarity, such as those we have seen through our many years of partnership with Development and Peace.”  Bishop Enemesio is President of the Pastoral Land Commission, which...

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  • Dec 17

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    “Do not be afraid” and “rejoice” are words that we begin to hear in Advent and which flow into Feast of Christmas. As Pope Francis tells us in Evangelii Gaudium,” no one should ever be excluded from the joy” brought to us by our Lord Jesus Christ. We all look for happiness in life and as Catholics we particularly seek to find this joy which comes to us from our closeness to Jesus Christ himself.

    We all do battle in our lives with very real forces that try to make us worry and at times even be afraid. These are things of darkness....

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  • Oct 8

    Dear friends and co-workers with our Lord Jesus;

    This past spring, the Saskatchewan Legislature passed Bill 85. This Bill made wide-ranging changes to labour laws in Saskatchewan. As Archbishop of Regina, I wish to remind all Catholics, but especially employers and managers, that it is important to consider the greater flexibility granted by the revised law in view of the moral question of how we are to live out our Christian commitment to justice in the workplace.

    Our Catholic teaching, as poignantly expressed in Pope John Paul II’s Encyclical Letter Laborem Excercens...

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  • Mar 18

    Archbishop Bohan: "Share Lent 2012"

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

    I am writing to ask for your generous support for our upcoming Share Lent Collection on the weekend of March 24th and 25th.  The Share Lent collection is our principal collection for the work of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace and is a compassionate expression of the entire Canadian Church for the most vulnerable people of the world....
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