Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Catholic guidelines for electing school trustees

Catholic Trustees Are Called to Defend Catholic Education
In Toronto, the Municipal elections will he held on October 27, 2014. The time to begin preparing for them is now. The Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories recently released a Pastoral Letter on the importance of Catholic education and the responsibility that Catholic school trustees have. Theirs is the ministry of governance as well as the promotion and defence of the faith. We welcome and support this document. Parishes should make every effort to inform the faithful about this Letter. It's titled, "Reflecting on the Ministry of Catholic School Trustee." We do encourage visitors who care about Catholic education to read the  Letter.

The Bishops have actually outlined the characteristics that voters ought to expect and look for in candidates who want to run for the position. The Bishops instructed the pastors of all the parishes in the Archdiocese of Edmonton to read their Letter to the faithful at all masses on the weekend of September 28-29. This was done in an effort to guide the faithful in casting a more informed vote. We hope that the Archdiocese of Toronto will do the same.  (more...)

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