Our Boosters are matching gifts up to $45,000. We have $32,382 to go. Your gift today will count twice!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

New Montreal archbishop puts focus on faith, not controversy

Catholic World News - March 22, 2012

Newly appointed Archbishop Christian Lépine avoided being drawn into hot political debates as he was introduced to the media in Montreal, concentrating instead on fundamental matters of faith.

When questioned about homosexuality and abortion, Archbishop Lépine chose to emphasize the pastoral issues involved. “There is often a history of hurt” behind such problems, he said, and “Jesus Christ is a path to healing.”

The new archbishop declined to comment on the causes of homosexuality, saying that was “not my field.” But he did caution that Catholics who are divorced and remarried should not receive Communion.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($116,971 to go):
$150,000.00 $33,028.98
78% 22%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Contentious Spirits, Beware! 20 hours ago
And here's another very old story: the secular media don't understand Catholic affairs October 29
How not to be persuasive October 29
Francis the Man, Francis the Pope October 28
Clarifying what it might mean for a pope to wish to change Catholic doctrine October 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6