Catholic Register Staff

Catholic Register Staff

TORONTO - A peace prayer will unite Christians of every stripe at St. James Anglican Cathedral in downtown Toronto April 22 at 4:30 p.m.

TORONTO - Any time you want to talk about religious vocations, just call Archbishop Thomas Collins. His phone number is (416) 934-0606.

TORONTO - This year’s ShareLife campaign to “recognize, reflect and respond” is now underway.
TORONTO - Leaders of Catholic lay movements in the archdiocese of Toronto will attend an annual symposium March 24.
TORONTO - Leaders of Catholic lay movements in the archdiocese of Toronto will attend an annual symposium March 24.
February 18, 2007

Jesuits host dinner

TORONTO — Toronto-area Catholics will have a chance to dine for the future of the Jesuit order, and honour Jesuits’ living history, on April 11.

TORONTO — Just which other world is possible will be the subject when Prof. Janet Conway reviews the World Social Forum at the Scarboro Foreign Missions headquarters, 2685 Kingston Rd., March 10, beginning at 10 a.m.

Since its founding as a diocese on Dec. 17, 1841, Toronto has had 12 chief shepherds. Below are short profiles of the 10 archbishops/bishops who preceded Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic. Much of this information was supplied by the Archives of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

The motto “Deum Adora” (Worship God) is taken from the Book of Revelation 22: 9. When St. John seeks to worship the angel who has shown him the great visions of the book, the angel rebukes him: “Worship God.” It is God who claims our adoration and loyalty, in worship and in action. St. Thomas More expressed this when in his last words before martyrdom he said: “I die the king’s good servant, but God’s first.” Our priorities in life must be clear and determined by our adoration of the Lord.

The shield with a gold cross on a red background is based on that of St. Peter’s Seminary. The Alpha and Omega recall the Book of Revelation 22:13, where Jesus says: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” The open Bible and the chalice represent the two great ways in which we experience Jesus in the church, in word and sacrament.

Editor’s note: A few days before officially being installed as chief shepherd of Toronto, Archbishop Thomas Collins sat down with The Catholic Register to talk about what it means to be a bishop and how the local diocesan church relates to its many parts. Below are some excerpts from that interview.