Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Major Archbishop Shevchuk addresses CCCB plenary

Warns of the subtle spiritual danger of secularism
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk receives a standing ovation from the
Canadian bishops after his address at the bishops' annual plenary Sept. 25
in Sainte-Adele, Que. Deborah Gyapong / CCN.
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk got a standing ovation after speaking about the dangers of secularism to the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops at their annual plenary:
The first head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church to address the plenary, Archbishop Shevchuk said the Church must find “new courage” to proclaim the truth of the Gospel to contemporary society to provide “an anchor and compass.”
“We live in societies where virtue and goodness are frequently a veneer for religious intolerance, personal gratification, and moral decay,” he said. “Secularism would like us to be closed in a little box of Sunday worship.”
The former Soviet Union used that approach to religion, he said.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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