• Mar 6

    This letter is to all of you who have been wounded through clergy sexual abuse: to those whose abuse was at the hands of a parish priest, a pastor, a member of a religious community; and to those who were abused at what was then known as an Indian residential school. It is addressed to those of you who have left the church, those who have been cast aside, those who have found a home in another faith community or spiritual tradition, and those who remain in the Catholic Church.

    Over the past two years I have...

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  • Feb 7

    Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

    I write to you to address how we celebrate the Holy Mass, the Eucharist, in our parish communities and throughout the archdiocese. Before addressing some specific issues regarding these celebrations of the liturgy, we rejoice to acknowledge that the celebration of the Eucharist is at the centre of our lives. At the Second Vatican Council, the Church states that the Eucharistic sacrifice is “the source and summit of the Christian life” (Lumen Gentium, 11...

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  • Jan 21

    Dear Fr. Ferdinand and parishioners of St. Peter’s parish, 


    I imagine that this morning you are filled with many emotions as you gather at St. Peter’s a few days after your church was so seriously vandalized. Seeing the photos and then walking with your pastor amidst the chaotic mess in a place that is sacred, it is profoundly discouraging. I am grateful that you are back in the church this morning, persevering in your act of thanksgiving and in your effort to build up the parish community so that you can live the Gospel.  

    ...

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  • Jan 11

    Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

    Grace and peace to you as you celebrate our Lord's birth.

    With Christians throughout the world, we gather with profound joy to ponder what God has done for us in the coming of Jesus.

    Christians have always understood the birth of Jesus in relation to God’s initial work of creation. Today pondering creation is an immersion into mystery, as science has come to an understanding that the universe came into being over 14 billion years ago, and our earth was created in the neighbourhood of 5 billion years...

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  • Oct 31

    October 30, 2018 

    Rabbi Jeremy Parnes 
    Beth Jacob Synagogue
    4715 McTavish Street Regina, SK S4S 6H2 
    jparnesataccesscomm [dot] ca

     

    Dear Rabbi Jeremy and members of the Beth Jacob Synagogue, 

    Warm greetings. 

    On behalf of the whole Catholic community, I wish to express my condolences to the Jewish community...

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  • Mar 29

    Archbishop’s Easter Message 2018 accompanying video:

    On this crisp and beautiful day in Holy Week 2018, the new St. Joseph’s church in Balgonie, surrounded by the wonderful hoarfrost on the trees, stands where the previous St. Joseph’s church stood. That church burned down in February, 2002. The corpus - the body of Jesus - on this cross, was in that fire, and it ended up in the heap of rubble left behind. In sorting through that rubble, someone came upon the cross, and seeing that it wasn’t completely destroyed, put it in the parish garage, where...

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  • Feb 27

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

    The theme of this year’s Share Lent campaign is Together for Peace.  How much the world indeed needs us to be together for peace! 

    The day before he died, Christ himself prayed for peace. Through profound prayer, he expressed his mission of bringing peace to our world, reconciling us to the Father and to one another. As disciples of Christ, we are to become peace-makers in our homes, parishes, and communities. We are also invited to help other nations to build peace and reconciliation amongst their people.

    Development...

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  • 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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  • May 8

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

    As many of you will know, on April 20, 2017, Justice Donald Layh ruled on the Theodore Court case that the Government of Saskatchewan could no longer fund non-Catholic students attending Catholic schools in Saskatchewan, starting June 30, 2018.  This judgment protects the rights of the Catholic school system to continue; but it would remove funding for our ecumenical and interfaith brothers and sisters whose children have been granted permission to attend Catholic schools.  This has raised many questions and created...

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