The meeting was the first time that representatives of Canadian and African companion dioceses
have come together to discuss their relationships, which date back 52 years to a congress on the future of the Anglican Communion, held in Toronto in 1963.
Today many dioceses
are moving Confirmation before First Communion.
At least 67 of the country's nearly 200 dioceses
provide such dispensations, said Rocco Palmo, a Catholic commentator who has been keeping an informal count on his blog ``Whispers in the Loggia.
The majority of current American bishops certainly feel a moral obligation to pay out to proven victims, but this is having a detrimental effect on the work of the dioceses
, many of which already had financial problems due to factors such as rising labour and maintenance costs.
of die Anglican Communion, of winch the Episcopal Church USA is a part, temporarily separated from the church in response to the decision, and many of those dioceses
--primarily in Africa--still refuse to ordain women.
now have a staff person assigned specifically to assist in the pastoral care of victims of sexual abuse by church personnel, according to a survey of dioceses
conducted by the U.
Avec des personnalites differentes, que notre temoin privilegie prend le temps de presenter, les successeurs developpent et font evoluer ce jeune diocese
deja bien enracine : Mgr Albini Leblanc (1945-1957) insiste sur les vocations et appelle au service caritatif ; Mgr Paul Bernier (1957-1964) ouvre le diocese
au monde au temps du Concile, pendant lequel il decede a Rome ; Mgr Jean-Marie Fortier (1965-1968) et Mgr Gilles Ouellet (1968-1973) passent bien vite a d'autres dioceses
, mais ils ont le temps d'amorcer les principales transformations conciliaires en liturgie et dans l'organisation pastorale ; l'episcopat plus long de Mgr Bertrand Blanchet (1973-1992) reste assez brievement presente.
gr] Gilles Ouellet (1968-1973) passent bien vite a d'autres dioceses
, mais ils us ont le temps d'amorcer les principales transformations conciliaires en liturgie et dans l'organisation pastorale; l'episcopat plus long de [M.
Chief among these was the effective implementation of centrally issued Church policy in the dioceses
, particularly the construction of educational institutions for the parish clergy, who, in turn, were to carry out Peter's order to educate society.
During the 1860's, the Dioceses
of the Southern States left the Episcopal Church and then returned after the Civil War.
Also at CoGS, members approved a resolution approving boundary changes to the dioceses
of Keewatin, Rupert's Land and Brandon, which resulted from the creation of the new northern Ontario diocese
It is a fact and a blessing that dioceses
and religious communities in which dissent is widespread are getting very few vocations, and that dioceses
and religious communities which defend the faith publicly and insist on orthodox theological training are getting many vocations.
Sprinkled among these accounts of abuse and Roman collar roulette--the transfer of predator priests within dioceses
and around the country--are the profoundly sad stories of the despair and even suicide of survivors.
Please call local dioceses
directly for comment regarding the condition of Pope John Paul II.
have made generous donations to the diocese
of New Westminster to help offset legal costs associated with litigation over church property rights.