Pope Appoints New Bishop of Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Thomas Dowd as bishop of the diocese of Sault Sainte Marie, Canada, transferring him from the titular see of Treba and office of the auxiliary of the metropolitan archdiocese of Montréal.

Curriculum vitae

Bishop Thomas Dowd was born on September 11, 1970 in Lachine, Montréal. Before entering the seminary, he obtained a university diploma in international trade at the Concordia University of Montréal.

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Pope Francis Names Bishop of Santa Rosa de Osos, Colombia

The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Elkin Fernando Álvarez Botero, until now titular of Gemellae in Numidia and auxiliary of the metropolitan archdiocese of Medellín, as bishop of Santa Rosa de Osos, Colombia.

Curriculum vitae

Bishop Elkin Fernando Álvarez Botero was born in El Retiro, diocese of Sonsón – Rionegro, on November 21, 1968. He completed his ecclesiastical studies in philosophy in the Nuestra Señora in Marinilla major diocesan seminary, and his theological studies in the National Seminary of Christ the Priest in La Ceja. He obtained his licentiate in biblical theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and he attended specialization studies in social doctrine and social ministry of the Church at the Universidad Católica de Oriente in Rionegro.

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Fighting ¡Hagan lío!

By a Homeschooling Catholic Mom

I just finished Rod Dreher’s outstanding new book, Live Not by Lies.  I knew his book discussed the coming soft-totalitarianism, and I was hoping for some ideas of HOW to react to such persecution coming from secular actors, whether the state, big corporations, or both.  Dreher provides great encouragement, explaining that it is through small groups that the faith will survive.  It was a network of anti-Communist actors, both religious and secular, that fought the state-sponsored totalitarianism.  And it was small groups of faithful who encouraged one another and even spread the Gospel despite the oppression from the state.  Dreher sees the need for small groups of believers to band together as western civilization crumbles into a post-Christian wasteland.  Indeed, it seems that soft-totalitarianism that is overtaking our woke society and unless we provide our pinch of incense at the altars of anti-racism,  the LGBTQ agenda, and Communism, we will be ostracized, persecuted, and intimidated.

However, after Pope Francis’ recent bombshell support of same-sex unions, I see that small groups will be necessary even to protect ourselves and our faith from an onslaught of heresy from the Vicar of Christ himself.  My heart aches for the souls who are going to be misled by the heterodoxy coming from the Vatican.  The parallel Churches spoken of by Archbishop Vigano are manifesting themselves before our very eyes.  The faithful vs. the woke.  The orthodox vs. the heterodox.  And it is devastating.

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