August 2016

Letter on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Also available for viewing on Bishop's Blog Post www.rcdvictoria.org

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June 2016

Bishop Gary has a new blog: The essential virtue of hope

http://www.rcdvictoria.org/blog/post/en/the-essential-virtue-of-hope

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June 2016

Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia, The Joy Of Love:  

35 (page 30): “As Christians, we can hardly stop advocating marriage simply to avoid countering contemporary sensibilities, or out of a desire to be fashionable or a sense of helplessness in the face of human and moral failings.  We would be depriving the world of values that we can and must offer. It is true that there is no sense in simply decrying present-day evils, as if this could change things. Nor it is helpful to try to impose rules by sheer authority.  What we need is a more responsible and generous effort to present the reasons and motivations for choosing marriage and the family, and in this way to help men and women better to respond to the grace that God offers them. We also need to be humble and realistic, acknowledging that at times the way we present our Christian beliefs and treat other people has helped contribute to today’s problematic  situation. We need a healthy dose of self-criticism.  Then too, we often present marriage in such a way that its unitive meaning, its call to grow in love and its ideal of mutual assistance are overshadowed by an almost exclusive insistence on the duty of procreation.”  

44 (page 38): “The Church has always held it part of her mission to promote marriage and the family and to defend them against those who attack them especially today, when they are given scarce attention in political agendas.  Families have the right to be able to count on an adequate family policy on the part of public authorities in the juridical, economic, social and fiscal domains. At times families suffer terribly when, faced with the illness of a loved one, they lack access to adequate health care, or struggle to find dignified employment.  Economic constraints prohibit a family’s access to education, cultural activities and involvement in the life of society. In many ways, the present-day economic situation is keeping people from participating in society. Families, in particular, suffer from problems related to work, where young people have few possibilities and job offers are very selective and insecure. Workdays are long and oftentimes made more burdensome by extended periods away from home. This situation does not help family members to gather together or parents to be with their children in such a way as to nurture their relationships each day”  
COMING 

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May 2016

Year of Mercy Video: http://www.rcdvictoria.org/year-of-mercy-bishop-gary-videos.php

April 2016

Bishop Gary Gordon    Jubilee Year of Mercy: Visit the Imprisoned

March 2016

Bishop Gary Gordon Homily of the Mass of the Lord's Supper

PDF

Bishop Gary’s 2016 Easter Message:

Letter

Bishop Gary’s homily of the Chrism Mass  

http://www.rcdvictoria.org/chrism-mass-2016.php

Thank You from the Bishop  

http://www.rcdvictoria.org/with-immense-gratitude-and-joy.php

 

March 2016

POPE FRANCES & BISHOP GARY

February 2016

VIDEOS FROM THE POPE & OUR BISHOP

  • Pope Frances’ prayer intention video: rcdvictoria.org/popes-videos.php
  • Bishop Gary will be doing a series of videos during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, each filmed in a location where the mercy of God meets the people of God. The second installment (Visit the Sick) can be found at rcdvictoria.org/index.php

December 23

Secret Santa’ benefits Cridge Centre for the Family

http://www.rcdvictoria.org/blog/post/en/secret-santa-benefits-the-cridge-centre-for-the-family

Mass with Sooke First Nation

http://www.rcdvictoria.org/blog/post/en/lighting-up-the-night-with-love

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Fr. Luyen Dau loses his locks for the love of refugees!

http://www.rcdvictoria.org/blog/post/en/losing-his-locks-for-love

Nov 25

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Gary regarding the Jubilee Year of Mercy:

http://tinyurl.com/Bishop-Gary-Year-of-Mercy

Masses will be held Nov 28/29 and Dec 5/6

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Bishop Gary Blogs:

http://www.rcdvictoria.org/blog/post/en/graduating-with-gratitude

http://www.rcdvictoria.org/blog/post/en/well-nourished-in-body-and-spirit

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Pope Francis’ new Encyclical on ecology named “Laudato Si : on care for our common home”

Summary

/files/docs/Laudato_Si_Encyclical_-_Summary_(2015-06-15).pdf

Complete Document

/files/docs/Laudato_Si_Encyclical_-_Complete_(2015-05-24).pdf

Summation of Fr. James Martin, S.J., presentation on the ten things you need to know about Laudato Si.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_lqFTYLc_4

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Clergy changes were effective July 1, 2015. Here is the list:

/files/docs/Clergy_Appointments.pdf

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Here's a link to Bishop Gary Gordon's blog post on Pentecost:

http://www.rcdvictoria.org/blog/post/en/the-great-feast-of-pentecost

You can view other blog posts from Bishop Gary at: http://www.rcdvictoria.org/bishop.php

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