In Canadian Catholic News Deborah Gyapong reveals some of the process by which priests are chosen to become bishops. With more than 20 Canadian bishops reaching the retirement age of 75 in the next five years, we can expect the choices to have a major effect, one way or another, on the face of the Church in this country. (Canada has 155 living bishops, of whom 58 are retired.)
Meanwhile, the Archdiocese of Toronto hosts a bevy of events to welcome Archbishop Collins, who is to be installed this Tuesday. Now here's a sign of his humility: he's living in the rectory of St Michael's Cathedral, the first archbishop to do so in a long time, and takes the subway to diocesan offices. Here Fr Rosica of Salt and Light TV interviews Archbishop Collins about his new role.
Gyapong quotes the secretary to the Papal Nuncio to Canada, whose office had quite a hand in the nomination of episcopal candidates, on Pope Benedict's approach.
The pope is inviting people to be positive, to say “yes,” accepting a new life in Christ, he said. Christ doesn’t ask us to say “no,” Msgr. Crotty said, “he asks us to say “yes” because he wants what is good for us.
Orthodox and positive. To me that's one inspiring combination. More coverage from Rocco at Whispers in the Loggia, with links to this lively portrait in the Toronto Sun.
Orthodox and positive. To me that's one inspiring combination.
More coverage from Rocco at Whispers in the Loggia, with links to this lively portrait in the Toronto Sun.