DiscoverCrown and CrozierShepherding the Flock in the Nation's Capital - Archbishop Terrence Prendergast
Shepherding the Flock in the Nation's Capital - Archbishop Terrence Prendergast

Shepherding the Flock in the Nation's Capital - Archbishop Terrence Prendergast

Update: 2021-05-01
Share

Description

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast joins us to discuss his time as Archbishop of Ottawa, the interaction between the bishops and the government during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the cultural challenges he sees before us.  Archbishop Prendergast is the Archbishop Emeritus of Ottawa-Cornwall and is currently the Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Hearst-Moosonee in Northern Ontario.


0:00 - Introduction

1:43 - The diocese of Hearst-Moosonee 

3:44 - Serving as an Apostolic Administrator

4:59 - Merging of Dioceses - permission from Parliament, please?

6:52 - Serving as shepherd to the capital’s flock

12:20 - Interaction with Catholic elected officials (including a Prime Minister along the way)

17:22 - Collaboration with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

18:52 - Sharing the Gospel and engaging the world through the media 

20:52 - Successful engagement with government - Canada Summer Jobs Grant case study

23:11 - Pride of place for religious freedom in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

26:52 - The opportunities and challenges ahead with Catholic schools

32:55 - The uncertain future of State funding for Catholic Schools

34:50 - COVID restrictions on religious services and houses of worship - a report card for civil authorities 

45:52 - The Eucharist, a life set apart, and closing thoughts




If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting Crown and Crozier with a tax-deductible donation here: 

https://missionoftheredeemer.com/crownandcrozier/


Documents/Websites referenced

Archdiocese of Ottawa

Diocese of Hearst-Moosonee

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Deborah Gyapong - “Dioceses tell Catholics not to sign Canada Summer Jobs attestation”, The Catholic Register (January 22, 2018)

Archdiocese of Vancouver - “Archbishop asks health officials to reconsider B.C. public worship ban”, (February 24, 2021)

Archdiocese of Toronto - “A Call to Action from Cardinal Collins: End COVID-19 Restriction Inequities”, (March 6, 2021)


Please note: This podcast has been edited for length and clarity.



Support the show (http://missionoftheredeemer.com/crownandcrozier/)

Comments 
00:00
00:00
x

0.5x

0.8x

1.0x

1.25x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

Sleep Timer

Off

End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

Shepherding the Flock in the Nation's Capital - Archbishop Terrence Prendergast

Shepherding the Flock in the Nation's Capital - Archbishop Terrence Prendergast

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast