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Archive pour 2000

Steps toward unity of great historical significance

In the movement for Christian unity, does dialogue just lead to more dialogue, or at some point does concrete action toward unity actually come from it? You be the judge.
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Posted: December 13, 2000 • Permanent link:
Categories: OpinionIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism, full communion
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Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : Christian unity, ecumenism, full communion

Catholic diocese facing priest shortage

Facing an unprecedented shortage of priests, Roman Catholic officials in Saskatchewan have begun a massive restructuring that will lead to radical changes in the church. Shortages have affected rural areas for several years, but now the church can’t supply a priest to every parish in the city of Saskatoon. “I am very concerned about the diminishing number of priests. It’s challenging our identity (as a church),” said Rev. Ronald Beechinor, the administrator for the Diocese of Saskatoon, who is performing the duties of bishop until a new one is named. “We’ve got to make substantial changes.”

Many of the area’s 95,000 Roman Catholics from more than 100 parishes attended meetings this fall to suggest ways to deal with the loss of as many as 10 priests by next June. The reports from the seven deaneries in the area were discussed last weekend and a final plan should be ready by February.
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Posted: December 17, 2000 • Permanent link:
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, clergy, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, clergy, Saskatoon