Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New shepherd leads one of world's biggest dioceses

The wait is over as hundreds of faithful from Mackenzie - Fort Smith welcome their new bishop
Archbishops J. Michael Miller, CSB, Gerard Pettipas, CSsR, and Richard Smith lead the Litany of the Saints while soon-to-be bishop Mark Hagemoen lies prostrate during the ordination at a Yellowknife Catholic school. Malin Jordan / The B.C. Catholic.
At the call of Pope Francis, a Vancouver-born has priest left his home town to shepherd the much larger, less populated, and colder diocese of Mackenzie - Fort Smith. Bishop Mark Hagemoen was ordained and installed Dec. 15. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope Francis: our faith is 'not an ornament'
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he leaves his general audience in St. Peter's Square Jan. 15. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
During his general audience, Pope Francis continued his reflections on the Sacrament of Baptism, emphasizing that we are called to use the grace we receive in order to become "missionary disciples." For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Ottawa prelate to get an assistant
Mass is celebrated in St. Paul's Basilica May 29 during the 2008 Catholic Media Convention in Toronto. Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Quebec, centre, celebrated the liturgy with Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, of Ottawa, left, and U.S. Cardinal John P. Foley, a longtime supporter of Catholic media. CNS photo / Nancy Wiechec.
Pope Francis announced Jan. 7 that Father Christian Riesbeck, assistant general superior of the Companions of the Cross, has been appointed an auxiliary bishop of Ottawa. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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