Friday, September 25, 2009

Good witness by Québec Bishops

Bishops in Canada have recently been receiving a lot of flak for their lack of leadership. However, this time we would like to congratulate the Bishops of Québec for taking a firm stand against the Québec government's religious education program.

It is very encouraging to see bishops stand up for the truth despite the risk of public humiliation.  Keep in mind that Québec has become arguably the most anti-Catholic society in the Western world. The church has many enemies in Québec and very few allies. The faithful are lukewarm. The churches are empty. The province has become pluralistic and Montréal is a very cosmopolitan city.

Despite these challenges, the bishops of Québec have taken the bold step of publicly criticizing the government's very liberal education program.

Bravo! We need more bold witness like this from our's one thing to preach from the pulpit to the converted. It is quite another to have the guts to stand up in public and risk ridicule. The Québec bishops have chosen the more difficult path. May the Lord bless them abundantly for it.

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