Monday, May 28, 2012

Catholic priest receives lay honour

Head of worldwide Christian meditation community receives Order of Canada

Sometimes the public view seems slanted against Catholics, but here is a story about a Catholic, a priest, no less, receiving a public honour.

Father Laurence Freeman, OSB, the head and founder of the Montreal-based World Community for Christian Meditation, was named an Officer of the Order of Canada May 25.

Governor General David Johnston recognized Father Freeman for "a lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large" and as "an internationally recognized spiritual leader and proponent of peace and interfaith dialogue and understanding."

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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