BISHOP'S PASTORAL LETTER
BISHOP OF HAMILTON
FOR THE COMMON GOOD
On the Pandemic Sacrifices
My dear friends,
The decision to close our churches and suspend public celebrations of the Mass has been a
painful one for our clergy, religious, and all the lay faithful in the Diocese. While the
sadness of our inability to gather to celebrate the Eucharist is profound, some of the
responses to this closure — in addition to falling short of the demands of charity — betray a
fundamental lack of understanding not only of why this great sacrifice is being made, but
also whose example we follow in so doing ... (read here the full letter)
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