Catholic Register Staff

Catholic Register Staff

Eternal damnation

Re: Will there be a day when hell is empty? (May 19):

The purpose of this letter is to correct a theological misconception in a statement in Fr. Ron Rolheiser’s column.

An almost 50-per-cent decline in Mass attendance since just after the turn of the century has led the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth to take drastic measures concerning little used churches on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. 

After a brief battle with cancer, British Columbia Conservative MP Mark Warawa has died. He was 69.

Fr. Thomas Rosica is stepping down as CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, the latest chapter in a plagiarism scandal that has embroiled the Basilian priest since early this year.

Un-Canadian

Re: Changing of the guard (June 2):

To say that there is “significant resistance” to the change in the Knights of Columbus uniform is a blatant understatement. In a survey of District 2 (encompassing the GTA and area) more than 90 per cent of the Fourth Degree members opposed the dictated change. 

The Cardus Religious Freedom Institute is building a network of millennial faith leaders to support the development of public faith among Canada’s youth over the next three years.

Change the world

Re: Climate change stirs students into action (May 19):

It is very uncomfortable to be cynical about student sincerity, but making long weekends out of “Fridays for Future” does invite it. How about “Walking for the World,” where all students, staff and teachers that possibly can, walk or bicycle to school. This would cut down drastically pollution, traffic congestion and accidents while improving health and fitness all the while showing positive commitment and sincerity to their cause. 

What’s the secret ingredient to drawing young people to parish life?

Planning ahead

Your May 5 editorial on dementia suggested the government needs to prepare for the day when cases of dementia will increase due to an aging population, which brings with it increased health care costs, etc.  

Bishops’ conferences from Francophone West Africa have pledged solidarity with Christian communities after a spate of Islamist attacks and urged governments and religious leaders to do more to counter “unlooked-for menaces, tragedies and catastrophes.”