We are not just material beings, but spiritual persons with a need for meaning, purpose, and fulfillment that transcends the visible confines of this world. This longing for transcendence is a longing for truth, goodness, and beauty. Truth, goodness, and beauty are called the transcendentals of being, because they are aspects of being. Everything in existence has these transcendentals to some extent. God, of course, as the source of all truth, goodness, and beauty, has these transcendentals to an infinite degree. Oftentimes, he draws us to himself primarily through one of these transcendentals. St. Augustine, who was drawn to beauty in all its creaturely forms, found the ultimate beauty he was seeking in God, his creator, the beauty “ever ancient, ever new.”―Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Military Ordinariate of Canada: Bishop-elect McCaig

The ordination of the Most Reverend Scott McCaig, C.C., to the episcopacy will take place on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at 7:30p.m., at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica.

Bishop-elect McCaig is the new Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of Canada.


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In accordance with Canon 401 2, His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of our bishop the Most Reverend Donald J. Thériault as the Military Ordinary of Canada and has appointed today as his successor the Most Reverend Scott McCaig. At the time of his appointment, our Bishop-elect was the General Superior of the Companions of the Cross. Bishop Thériault has been the Military Ordinary for the past 18 years.
For further information on the election of Bishop-elect Scott McCaig, click here to read the CCCB's news release.
Other resources of introduction on Bishop-elect Scott McCaig can be found at the following links:
https://vimeo.com/46373300 (The interview begins at 1:00 minute mark.)
Fr. Bob Bedard would be proud!

Bishop-elect McCaig makes a convincing apologist for the Faith. If his online presentations are any indication of his character, Bishop-elect McCaig possesses a zeal for the Lord Jesus Christ and for Holy Mother Church that is joyful, orthodox and resolute. He is a true pastor of souls. There is little doubt that he is a confident disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. Ad multos annos!

The following quotes are culled from a video entitled Fr. Scott McCaig - Unmasking the New Atheist's Crusade: Fact, Fallacy, or Fantasy?

Time permitting, view the entire video! The following extracted quotes hardly do justice to the excellent teaching of a thoughtful and orthodox priest.

If you are easily offended by what you think you hear, then make an effort to drop your ideological baggage or filter and strive for an objective appreciation of the facts. Be prepared to hear a few politically incorrect statements.
A religion that demands the death of the infidels cannot rationally be lumped together with one whose founder demands that we love our enemies, bless those who curse us, do good to those who persecute us.
The fact is some religions do poison society. I'm personally grateful that people are no longer being sacrificed on the altars of Moloch and Huitzilopochtli (...). I hope earnestly for the day when suicide bombers will be a thing of the past as well. Some religions are clearly irrational. [...]
13:31-14:17 (S)ome religions do poison society. Some religions are manmade and some religions are illusions that need to be broken. Not all the practices of all religions are praiseworthy; some are deeply offensive. That's not to say that everything in them is bad or wrong or evil. As Catholics we have the ability to look at religions and see in them that which is true and good and beautiful. Even the ones that are offensive in many ways, there is something in them that is true and good and beautiful. We would say as Catholics that the Holy Spirit has inspired much truth and goodness and beauty in non-Christian religions precisely to open hearts to the proclamation of the Gospel and the fullness of the Truth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBiRKyh8C6I&sns=em
Bishop-elect McCaig cannot be accused of a faulty ecumenism or an uncritical appreciation of multifaith topics!

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