S+L logo

A big day for the Church in Québec

July 12, 2011
Yesterday, the Holy See released the news of three new episcopal appointments for the Church in Québec.
Bishop André Gazaille has been named bishop of Nicolet, Québec. The population of Nicolet is nearly 210 000, over 95% of whom are Roman Catholic. Bishop Gazaille was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Montreal in 1971.
Throughout his priesthood, he served at the Grande Séminaire in the University of Montréal followed by the pastoring of several Quebec parishes. Bishop Gazaille then served as the auxiliary bishop of Montreal since 2006.
But this doesn’t mean the seat is empty in Montréal.
The Holy Father has named two new bishops as auxiliaries for the archdiocese.  Frs. Christian Lepine and Thomas Dowd will now take over Bishop Gazaille's previous post.
Fr. Christian Lepine was ordained in 1983 and Bishop-elect Dowd was ordained a priest in 2001. Both clergy are Montreal natives.
Related posts
Deacon-structing Martyrdom Part 1: A Grain of Wheat
mar•tyr /?märd?r/ noun 1. a person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs. “saints, martyrs, and witnesses to the faith” mar•tyr•dom ?märd?rd?m noun 1. the death ...read more
SLHour: From Star Wars to Superman
What do Luke Skywalker, Superman and Jesus have in common? This week we speak with author Jim Papandrea about Christ figures in science fiction. Billy Chan has a ‘confession’ to make for D ...read more
Understanding Oscar Romero, Part. 1
A short reflection on Ocar Romero’s influence, legacy, and what he represents for millions of Latin Americans to commemorate his Feast Day on March 24. ...read more
Romero’s Transformation
A brief summary and reflection on the transformation of Archbishop Oscar Romero, as we await his canonization. ...read more
This weekend, the Pope will make a quick trip to the town where St. Padre Pio was born and lived his life, and where his work continues to mark the year of the 50th anniversary of St. Padre Pio’s de ...read more