A Pastoral Letter Regarding Bill-13

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My dear friends in Christ, The Ontario Government, in an attempt to eliminate bullying from our schools has passed Bill 13, the Accepting Schools Act. A controversial amendment to this Bill legislates Gay Straight Alliances (GSA) in our schools if requested by at least one student. The Bishops of Ontario and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association have vigorously opposed […]

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Mass of Installation Homily By Bishop Bergie


Feast of the dedication of Saint John Lateran. Your excellency Pedro López Quintana, dear archbishops and bishops, dear priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers, dear bishops and clergy from other religious denominations, members of various levels of government, dear members of my family, distinguished guests, my dear friends. A very scrupulious man once asked a priest whether it was a […]

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