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Bishop's Journal



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(English Translations by Fr. Leo Grégoire, I.V.D.)


  • A Happy and Holy New Year 2005!  (573) — December 29, 2004
    Year of Exemplary Generosity / A Year of Thanksgiving /
    Financial Campaign and More! / 2004 Pastoral Visitation /
    Vibrant Communities / New Year's Blessing
  • "Come and Behold Him, the King of Angels"  (572) — December 22, 2004
    "My Lord and my God" / Many Addresses / A First Hymn /
    From Bethlehem to the Upper Room / Christmas is Love!
  • The Diocese of Edmundston Turns Sixty (2)  (571) — December 15, 2004
    World of the Little Ones / A Letter to the Successors of John Paul II /
    Freedom of Conscience / The Church Needs... / An Exchange of Love
  • The Diocese of Edmundston Turns Sixty (1)  (570) — December 8, 2004
    A Long Journey / Revealing Statistics / A Youthful Church / Call to Holiness
  • "In the Father's Garden Let Us Sow Hope"   (569) — December 1, 2004
    Creator of Hope / Living Examples / Wonderful Vitality /
    The Garden of God / Beings of Hope
  • A Juridic Redefinition of Marriage  (568) — November 24, 2004
    A Rapid Evolution / Contested Rights / Fundamental Difficulties /
    Opposing Forces / Major Stakes
  • Choosing Hope  (567) — November 17, 2004
    Fighting Terrorism / Enemies Within / Persistent Enemies /
    Acknowledged Weaknesses / Prayer for Peace / Blessings
  • "Family, Become What You Are!"  (566) — November 10, 2004
    Challenges / Love is Service / Messenger of Love /
    Bearer of Life / Family Life: A Mystery
  • Enriching Bishops' Meetings   (565) — November 3, 2004
    With the Atlantic Region Bishops / With the Bishop of Boma /
    With the Bishops of Canada / With the Atlantic Region Major Superiors
  • Parrainage Tiers-Monde, Congratulations!  (564) — October 27, 2004
    Source of the Motivation / Building Bridges / Truly human Approaches /
    The Cries of Humankind
  • Respect for the Environment  (563) — October 19, 2004
    Wonder and Fear / Religious Crisis / Ecological Problems /
    Love Life!
  • The Eucharist at the Heart of Our Lives  (562) — October 12, 2004
    Why a Year of the Eucharist? / Many Questions / A Few Answers /
    A Few Suggestions / A Beautiful Hymn
  • "Building Dynamic Communities Enlivened by Youth"  (561) — October 5, 2004
    Unity of Action/ Family-Based Catechesis and More / The 2004 Pastoral Visitation /
    The Eucharist / Priority for 2004-2005 / Appropriate Means / A Challenging Parable
  • Family Portraits (2)  (560) — September 28, 2004
    A Precious Commodity: Time / The Working World /
    Sex Education / The Media / Subsidiarity
  • Family Portraits (1)  (559) — September 21, 2004
    Happy Families / Particular Challenges /
    Families and Life Itself Are Scorned /
    Many Faces of the Family/ Serious Threats /
    Free-Falling Demographics
  • Witnesses of God's Love (9)  (558) — September 14, 2004
    Testimony: Much Agreement between the Couple /
    Testimony: Always Kindling the Fire of Our Love /
    Testimony: We Are a Foster Family /
    Testimony: The Village Church
  • Witnesses of God's Love (8)  (557) — September 7, 2004
    Testimony: Bound to Love /
    Testimony: A Commitment before God /
    Testimony: He Was the Centre of Our Love /
    Testimony: With God's Great Dream
  • Witnesses of God's Love (7)  (556) — August 31, 2004
    Testimony: In the Way of Trust and Forgiveness /
    Testimony: Our Marriage is a "Ménage à Trois" /
    Testimony: For One Another, and through one Another /
    Testimony: The Love and Goodness of God
  • Witnesses of God's Love (6)  (555) — August 24, 2004
    Forgiveness / Prayer / Family / Community/ Commitment /
    Testimony: The Lord has Worked Wonders
  • Ave Maris Stella  (554) — August 17, 2004
    Your Story Is an Epic / Bearers of the Cross /
    The Eudists in Acadia / The Call of August 15
  • Witnesses of God's Love (5)  (553) — August 10, 2004
    Fruitfulness of marriage / Guided to a Community of Love /
    Communication / Affection / Testimony: With Love and Conviction
  • We Bear A Precious Treasure  (552) — August 3, 2004
    "What's It Give?" / 86,400 Dollars / Christ is Everything in All of You /
    Gospel Treasure / We Are Precious
  • Witnesses of God's Love (4)  (551) — July 27, 2004
    The Sacrament of Matrimony / Mutual Sanctification /
    Vocation to Holiness / Unity and Indissolubility of Marriage /
    Testimony: Giving without Counting the Cost
  • Witnesses of God's Love (3)  (550) — July 20, 2004
    Spirit of Strength / Spirit of Worship and Praise /
    Enlightened by a Lifegiving Teaching /
    Created in the Image of God /
    Testimony: With Aging, Our Love Has Grown
  • Witnesses of God's Love (2)  (549) — July 13, 2004
    Spirit of intelligence / Spirit of Counsel /
    Spirit of Knowledge / Spirit of Filial Love /
    Testimony: God at The Centre of Our Life as a Couple
  • Witnesses of God's Love (1)  (548) — July 6, 2004
    Eleventh Pastoral Letter / Cries from the Heart /
    Graced with Wonderful Gifts / Spirit of Wisdom /
    Testimony: A Commitment to Mutual Support
  • "Through Another Door to Conquer the Future"  (547) — June 29, 2004
    At the Origins of the Madawaska Region / A Tribute to the Pioneers /
    Makers of Our Destiny / A Springboard
  • Appointments 2004   (546) — June 22, 2004
    Diocesan Directors / Parish Officials
  • Bravo ! To the Builders of Our Church  (545) — June 15, 2004
    Wonderful Results / Surprising Results / Promising Results /
    Increased Results / Unforgettable Results
  • Big Signs of Love in Our Lives (2)  (544) — June 8, 2004
    The Breath of Jesus / Someone to Know /
    A Meal That Starts in a Funny Way /
    A Tradition of Covenant and of Life
  • Big Signs of Love in Our Lives (1)  (543) — June 1, 2004
    "I Love You" / The Best of Signs / Baptism /
    Reconciliation / Open My Eyes
  • "See How They love One Another!"  (542) — May 25, 2004
    The Eighth Day / Basic Elements / A New Commandment /
    In the Spirit of Jesus
  • His Love Is Everlasting!  (541) — May 18, 2004
    Daily Prayer / Wise Management / Modesty and Simplicity
  • A Review of My Pastoral Visitation (4)  (540) — May 11, 2004
    Ongoing Formation / According to the Rhythm of Parishes /
    New Radio Station / Viability of Our Diocese /
    At the Threshold of the New Millennium
  • A Review of My Pastoral Visitation (3)  (539) — May 4, 2004
    Pastoral Readjustments / Thirty-five Thousand Absent /
    Four Dimensions / Mutual Commitment
  • A Review of My Pastoral Visitation (2)  (538) — April 27, 2004
    Wanted: Religious Sisters and Brothers / Wanted: Parish Leaders /
    Religious Formation / New Birth to Hope
  • With Cap in Hand, for One Last Time!  (537) — April 21, 2004
    Marvel/ Let Us Continue Building! / What Hope! /
    Not Finished Yet!/ Prayers and Gratitude
  • A Review of My Pastoral Visitation (1)  (536) — April 14, 2004
    Decrease in Population / People of Deep Faith /
    People of Deep Love / Priests Wanted / Men of God
  • Building the Body of Christ Together  (535) — April 7, 2004
    In Daily Events / Becoming the Body of Christ /
    The Fullness of Christ / Living in Communion
  • Are Our Sundays Still Easter Sundays?  (534) — March 31, 2004
    A "Plucked Sunday" / Should It Disappear? /
    Examination of Conscience / A Question of Law?
  • Making Friendship Grow  (533) — March 24, 2004
    Taking the Means / Taking the Means /
    Cherished Souvenirs / "The Most Beautiful Gifts of My Life"
  • A Tribute to Father Sylvio Thériault   (532) — March 17, 2004
    Love of the Poor / Love of the Word / Love of the Eucharist /
    Love of Mary / One Love
  • "If All the Guys on Earth..."  (531) — March 10, 2004
    Happiness: A Habit? / Along Friendship Road /
    Jesus Showed His Love / The Important Thing Is to Love /
    "Give Me a Drink" / Matthew Becomes Jesus' Friend
  • "Lord, My Friend"  (530) — March 3, 2004
    "I Shall go with You..." / No Longer Servants but Friends /
    Love Can be Seen! / Friendly Words / Friendship is so Precious
  • "Turn away from Your Sins and
    Believe the Good News"
      (529) — February 25, 2004
    Word of God / People of the Word / Our People /
    A Network of Friends / "Taming" the Word
  • The Money Received Goes Back to the Parishes  (528) — February 18, 2004
    A Long Wait / Every Gift is Important / An Active Faith /
    If the Objectives Were not Reached... / He Who Sows Bountifully
  • Brother Knights: Forward, March!  (527) — February 11, 2004
    The Challenges of Faith Education / The Challenges of the Family /
    The Challenges of Youth / The Challenges of Holiness /
    The Challenges of Solidarity
  • The Special Role of the Sick  (526) — February 4, 2004
    Inaction and Suffering / Day to Day /
    The Sick as Missionaries / "Happy Are You Who Weep and Mourn"
  • The Filles de Marie-de-l'Assomption Sisters (f.m.a.)  (525) — January 28, 2004
    "A Sign Appeared in the Heavens" / In Our Diocese /
    "From the River to Its Source" / An Outstanding Presence / Fertile Soil
  • Tell Me What You Desire and
    I'll Tell You Who You Are!
      (524) — January 21, 2004
    Simeon's Desire / A Fervent Desire /
    Desiring the Invisible / An Ever-Valuable Secret /
    Life of My Life
  • That Love May Be from Age to Age...  (523) — January 14, 2004
    A Challenging Fidelity / A Love Story / We Are the Body of Christ /
    The Future is in Our Hands / His Love Will Continue
  • Towards A New Decade  (522) — January 7, 2004
    Onward for Another Ten Years! /
    "Don't Forget That It Is the Drops of Water..." /
    Admirable Generosity / Let Us Continue...
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