May 08, 2005

Bishop's letter to be read at all masses

Canada NewsWire

CORNER BROOK, NL, May 8 /CNW/ - The Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation
of St. George's, the civil arm of the Diocese, filed a proposal to its
creditors with the Official Receiver's Office on Friday, May 6th in response
to civil actions against the Corporation including those launched since 1991
on behalf of victims of sexual abuse. Over the next three weeks the creditors
will review the proposal and will vote to accept the Corporation's proposal or
to reject it. If the proposal is accepted, the Corporation will work towards
fulfilling the financial commitments as outlined under the proposal. If the
creditors reject the proposal, the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of
St. George's will be effectively bankrupt.
Bishop Douglas Crosby will read the following letter at all masses at the
Cathedral of the Holy Redeemer and Immaculate Conception in Corner Brook on
Sunday, May 8 and it will be read by the priest celebrant at all churches
across the Diocese.
Text of the letter follows (Word Count 1,014):


May 8, 2005

My dear friends,

During this Easter season we have said goodbye to our Holy Father Pope
John Paul II and we have celebrated the election and inauguration of Pope
Benedict XVI who now stands in the shoes of the Fisherman. In an
apostolic letter at the beginning of the new millennium, Pope John Paul
used the expression 'Duc in Altum', "Put out into the deep", the
challenge of Jesus to his first disciples to let down their nets in
faith. (Lk5:4).

Posted by kshaw at May 8, 2005 11:15 AM