Category: Canadian Church

Results Kept Private – Synod Family Questionnaire

The President of CCCB stated, “We are deciding to follow the guidelines given to us. This is not the first time Rome has invited input from bishops’ conferences in advance of a synod and the normal practice has been to do so privately,” said Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops president Archbishop Paul-André Durocher. Read Full Story: Canadian synod results private, but bishops indicate ‘a good read’ of situation | National Catholic Reporter.

Companions of the Cross make history


OTTAWA – The March 19 episcopal ordination of Ottawa Auxiliary Bishop Christian Riesbeck marks a “coming of age” of the Companions of the Cross, an order that is not yet three decades old, says the order’s general superior.

“This is a first for us, to have a bishop named from among our number,” said Fr. Scott McCaig,the Companion’sGeneral Superior. “We’re getting a little older; we’ve come of age, so to speak.”

Fr. Bob Bedard, an Ottawa priest, founded the Companions in 1985 out of what had initially been a prayer group and support group for seminarians and priests that began informally in 1984. Read full article: Companions of the Cross make history

Could this be True? Hope Not!

I sure hope this isn’t true “Court documents obtained by CBC News allege that the Catholic Church is withholding millions from former students of Indian residential schools…..The Anglican, Presbyterian and United churches have met their obligations, but according to the federal government, the Catholic Church is shirking its responsibility.”  Read more