This week’s Prairie Messenger congratulates the newly appointed bishop of the Diocese of MacKenzie-Fort Smith, Rev. Jon Hansen, CSsR.
Does the church belong to women? Can the church be led by women? More than a half-century past the Second Vatican Council and more than 100 years after the first International Women’s Day, the progress of the women’s movement within the church has not been without its bumps.
Misunderstanding the generous service and obedience of women religious leads to their being exploited and underappreciated, according to an investigative report in a Vatican magazine.
The Assembly of Western Catholic Bishops held its annual conference in the neighbouring Archdioceses of St. Boniface and Winnipeg this year, as the gathering became one of many events in the celebrations for Catholica 200, undertaken by the Archdiocese of St. Boniface.