Monday, January 20, 2014

Giant diocese poses unique challenges

Many far-flung native communities means plenty of travel ahead
With his ordination complete, Bishop Mark Hagemoen is acclaimed by his people and visitors. Malin Jordan / The B.C. Catholic.
With just over 20,000 Catholics spread across 1.5 million square kilometres of frozen land, the Mackenzie - Fort Smith diocese poses some unique challenges for the new bishop. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Archbishop Muller affirms doctrine, pastoral care for divorced
German Archbishop Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, is among 19 new cardinals named by Pope Francis Jan. 12. He is pictured in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in this 2013 file photo. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
In a recent interview with Corriere della Sera, the Vatican's head official on doctrinal matters discussed the importance of personal pastoral care for divorced remarried persons while adhering to Church teaching. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Pope Francis names Quebec archbishop a cardinal
Archbishop Gerald Lacroix of Quebec is among 19 new cardinals named by Pope Francis Jan. 12. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Archbishop Gerald Cyprien Lacroix of Quebec is one of the 19 new cardinals Pope Francis named Jan. 12. He will be the only North American receiving a red hat at a Feb. 22 consistory in Rome. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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