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“I told the press that Pope Benedict would be a great Pope,” recalls Cardinal Marc Ouellet, reflecting on the days following the conclave in 2005. “And I think I was right.” “Obviously I don’t see myself at this level. Not at all, because I see how much this entails.” At the time of the last ...read more
Saint-Joseph Cathedral in Gatineau, Quebec will be filled with song this evening. One of the best voices in the cathedral happens to be the community’s newest member: Archbishop Paul-André Durocher. Tonight Durocher will be installed as the fourth bishop of Gatineau, which was established as a diocese in 1963 and elevated to an archdiocese in ...read more
There’s been lots of changes in the last week on the Episcopal scene in Canada. Last Tuesday Pope Benedict XVI made two appointments involving Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Quebec. The first involved Bishop Gérald Cyprien Lacroix.  He has been named the new Archbishop of Quebec City, succeeding Cardinal Marc Ouellet, who was appointed ...read more
MONTREAL — Effie Cordeiro is still in a state of sublime joy nearly two weeks after receiving the Eucharist from the Pope October 17, during the canonization Mass for Brother André. “It was awesome, amazing. I’m still trying to absorb it,” said the mother of three young adult children, whose births she and her husband, ...read more
Canada is saying goodbye to its Primate. Fittingly, Cardinal Marc Ouellet does so across the country with an interview on the CBC’s The National. (Note: the interview was recorded Thursday and was advertised to air tonight, but it has been rescheduled for Sunday.) He departs for the Vatican on Tuesday to take up his new ...read more