2015 FEDERAL ELECTION GUIDE: by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
Voting means using your judgment. Exercising the right to vote means making enlightened and well-thought-out judgments about the choices available. There are times, however, when these choices may prove very difficult. Please review this guide by the CCCB to help inform yourself on important Catholic social and moral teaching on the following themes:
– Human Dignity
– A Just Society
– The Human Person & Family
– Canada’s Leadership role in the World regarding Justice & Peace
– Stewardship of our Environment
Voting is about using exercising our right, and making enlightened and well-thought-out judgments about the choices available.
Introducing the “Star of the North” newsletter!
Click here for the first edition, March 2015
Pastoral Assignments 2015
all assignments are effective August 5, 2015
Bishop’s Message to Clergy, Religious and Lay Faithful
I announce to you the pastoral assignments for the faith communities for this year. In early August, Fathers Bernie Black, Magnus Chilaka, Jon Hanson, CSSR, Marek Pisarek, OMI, and Benedict Ubanii, SMMM will be given new pastoral assignments.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank these priests for their work and service to the faith communities they serve in our Diocese. As you know, the fulfillment of the role of priest and pastor is a demanding task, especially in a diocese as vast as ours. I have appreciated very much how our clergy are willing to serve, and in my time as Bishop, to collaborate on a variety of issues for the good and service of the people of the faith communities of our diocese.
We entrust Fathers Black, Chilaka, Hanson, Pisarek, Ubanii – and all of our priests, religious, and lay faithful who serve our faith communities – to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the maternal care of Mary our Mother, and the protection and guidance of Saint Joseph.
Fr. Ben Ubanii, SMMM St. Anthony’s, Norman Wells & Sahtu Region
Fr. Magnus Chilaka St. Joseph’s, Fort Smith & S. Slave Region
Fr. Jon Hanson, CSSR Our Lady Victory, Inuvik & NW Arctic Region
Pastoral (Parochial) Administrator
Fr. Bernie Black St. Patrick’s, Yellowknife & NE Arctic Region
Fr. Marek Pisarek, OMI St. Patrick’s Yellowknife & NE Arctic Region
Sincerely in Christ,
Bishop, Mackenzie-Fort Smith