I had the opportunity a few weeks back, to chat with Cardinal G
the Archbishop of Quebec
about Canada's 150th birthday. In particular, we spoke about the Catholic Church in Quebec and how they are participating in this great Canadian milestone celebration. He jokingly reminded me that they've have been in celebration mode long before this July 1st, with the 350th anniversary of the first parish in Canada, Notre Dame of Quebec, also the 375th anniversary of the arrival of the Augustine Sisters, the 350th anniversary of the seminary and, in a few years, they'll also be celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Diocese of Quebec!
The Cardinal brought some interesting insight about how the Catholic Church, up to the 1950's and 60's in Quebec, education and healthcare was under the care of the Church. So there's a lot of history there, not always perfect, but there nevertheless.
The Cardinal shares some great thoughts in this interview. But stay tuned, the rest of my interview the Cardinal will be on Perspectives Daily in the weeks to come.
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