Thursday, September 20, 2012

Red Mass in Ottawa

Homily focuses on the impact legal decisions have on future generations
Archbishop Prendergast celebrates the annual Red Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral.
Robert Du Broy / Archdiocese of Ottawa.
Lawyers, law students, and politicians were among the hundreds of attendees at the annual Red Mass in Ottawa Sept. 18. CCN's Deborah Gyapong reports:
Those in the legal profession have a “high calling,” and their “decisions have a huge impact on peoples’ lives, sometimes life itself,” Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, said at the Red Mass, Sept. 18 at Notre Dame Cathedral. The special Mass is celebrated at the opening of the law courts each fall.
“The consequences of your decisions reach into future generations,” he said during his homily. The Mass invokes the power of the Holy Spirit on all those involved in the administration of justice. “It is no exaggeration to say that you need the wisdom of Solomon.”
Archbishop Prendergast said legal professionals deal with difficult questions.
Read more at The B.C. Catholic website.

1 comment:

  1. Archbishop Prendergast reproduced his entire homily with photos on his blog: .


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