Bishops, builders

The Catholic bishops’ latest "pastoral exhortation" is worth a close read, if only to understand the context missed by the news stories that came in its wake. Yes, the bishops did call for "full disclosure" of the Mayuga report and the pursuit of the fertilizer fund investigation; yes, they did commend the Supreme Court for its rulings on EO 464 and PP107. But in fact they did much more, restating the Church’s "commitment" as a threefold "building" enterprise and (once again) calling on the people to take "decisive action."

We urge the faithful and all our institutions: first, to evaluate what they are presently doing to build character, capacity and community; and secondly, to pray and discern over what more we can do to promote a "civilization of love".

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