I attended the early days of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops’ annual plenary in Sainte-Adele, Quebec, but had to leave on Tuesday when the part of the gathering open to observers and media ended. So, I was disappointed our Ordinary, Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson had not arrived before I left. Anyway, he has made it to Sainte-Adele, Quebec where the leaves are already changing color in the beautiful Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal.
I am enjoying the cool weather and the warm welcome from the members of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in Sainte-Adèle, Québec, about an hour north of Montreal. The Bishops are struggling with similar challenges to religious freedom posed by modern secularism, but in a very different constitutional context than in the U.S. (separation of church and state is not established in Canadian law). Constitutional differences aside, it is the same enemy we struggle against. On this Feast of the Canadian martyrs, we are reminded again of the cost of discipleship.
You can find his blog post here.