Cardinal Collins to be honoured at conference reception Nov. 15

DSC02569 (2)Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, will be joining us at St Michael’s Cathedral Basilica — his cathedral — at the reception following the Mass of Thanksgiving and Solemn Te Deum November 15th, in conjunction with the Anglican Tradition in the Catholic Church Conference being held by the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society November 15th and 16th.

It’s great news that the Cardinal will honour us with his presence!

Cardinal Collins was the episcopal delegate for the implementation of Anglicanorum coetibus in Canada and oversaw the reception of our far-flung communities into the Catholic Church. He also helped with the processes that led to the ordination of our former Anglican clergy as Catholic priests.

As Archbishop of the largest Catholic diocese in Canada in terms of the number of Catholics it serves — 1.6 million — he carried out this additional responsibility on top of an already incredibly workload. Thanks to his efforts, we in Canada are part of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter, but with our own Deanery of St John the Baptist.

The Anglicanorum Coetibus Society will present the Cardinal with a gift to express our thanks for the role he played in helping to make our entry into the Catholic Church possible.

2 thoughts on “Cardinal Collins to be honoured at conference reception Nov. 15

  1. This is good news! I’m very grateful that the Cardinal ordained my brother-in-law, the Rev. John Hodgins, as deacon in 2013. Before John’s ordination as priest, in Ottawa, in December, 2013, by Archbishop Terence Prendergast, then Archbishop Collins generously provided diocesan priests, chiefly the very fine Fr. Eric Rodrigues, to celebrate our Masses. Since 2014, though now retired from full-time ministry, John has been the main-stay of the St. Thomas More Ordinariate parish in Toronto, where he has generously and sacrificially served, even before 2014. John’s devoted flock is very grateful for his always gracious, low key and rock solid presence among us. Deo gratias!


  2. The conference is starting to look very promising! Unfortunately I wont be able to come because I’m a poor college student. But is there some way lectures at one point might be posted online. I don’t expect it to be livestreamed, but to have the content available at one point would be wonderful!


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