When the Pope went to Rome’s Anglican parish – Vatican Connections
In this episode, we speak with Zenit correspondent at the Vatican, Deborah Castellano Lubov, on the Pope’s recent trip to an Anglican parish in Rome; we look at issues surrounding the resignation of Vatican anti-abuse commission member; and take a peak at the Holy Father’s Lenten retreat.
“The Seven Last Words of Christ” by Fr. Thomas Rosica (Subject Matters Ep.14)
A biblical scholar by trade, Fr. Thomas Rosica’s latest book of scriptural reflections focuses on the seven last words of Jesus hanging from the cross, and their contemporary significance.
Bishop Barron on Love and Tolerance
Love is tolerant, inasmuch as it respects the goodness of even those who hold errant points of view; and love encourages diversity, to the degree that it eschews the imperialistic imposition of one’s own ego upon another. However, sometimes love is exclusive, intolerant, and unaccepting of diversity—precisely because it wills the good of the other.
WITNESS – Bishop Emeritus Frederick Henry
It was a great privilege today to do a “farewell” WITNESS Interview for Salt + Light Media with Bishop-emeritus Fred Henry of Calgary on February 26, 2017, the eve of the installation of his successor, Bishop William McGrattan as the eighth bishop of Calgary. A native of London, Ontario, Bishop Frederick Bernard Henry was born on April 11, 1943, the eldest of five sons in the family of Leo and Noreen Henry
After finishing high school, he entered St. Peter’s Seminary, London. He was ordained a priest on May 25, 1968. In 1971, he earned a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and in 1973 a Licentiate in Theology with a Specialization in Fundamental Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. He was an Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at St. Peter’s Seminary from 1973 – 1986 and Dean of Theology and Rector of St. Peter’s Seminary from 1981 – 1986.
He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of London and Titular Bishop of Carinola and ordained the Episcopate on June 24, 1986. He was installed as the fourth Bishop of Thunder Bay on May 11, 1995 and installed as the seventh Bishop of Calgary on March 19, 1998.
Bishop Henry’s episcopal motto, ‘Dabo Vobis Pastores’ (I will give you pastors) is taken from Jeremiah 3:15 – ‘I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding’. He retired early from Episcopal ministry in Calgary on January 4, 2017 for health reasons, after serving that diocese for 19 years.
In this wide-ranging, personal interview, Bishop Fred revealed his boldness, courage, love of the Church and deep gratitude to God for many fruitful years of episcopal ministry in Canada – beginning in London, then Thunder Bay and finally in Calgary for 19 years. Combating abortion, euthanasia and the disregard of the poor all characteristic of our ‘throwaway culture’ – were the hallmarks of his years of generous and prophetic ministry in Calgary.