Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Christmas message from Msgr. Foy

We reproduce here a message from our dear friend Msgr. Vincent Foy:

Dear Friends,

I am surprised to find myself still here on earth. I turned 98 on August 14th and retain the passing title of the oldest Toronto Archdiocesan priest. Bishop Lacey is fast on my heels, now here as companion at my dining table.

This year has not been without trials. Due to poor health, I have not been able to do much writing. I wrote an article on the Arch heretic Teilhard de Chardin, which appeared in Catholic Insight magazine.

In an attempt to stop the contraceptive mentality, which has led to the suicidal birth rate in Canada, I have written to Pope Francis and several cardinals and bishops. The Winnipeg Statement of the Canadian bishops has still not been retracted yet. As Von Hildebrand wrote:  it is not sufficient to affirm the truth: error must also be rejected.

Together with the other ten priests here, I am able to concelebrate daily Mass. The main celebrant is our excellent chaplain, Fr. Edward McGovern.

Here we receive excellent care for which I am deeply grateful.

At his 90th birthday, Honest Ed Mirvish said: “I am glad to be here. In fact, at my age, I am happy to be anywhere.” I echo his words.

Rejoice with me - in June of 2014, I will be celebrating my 75th Ordination Anniversary.

Msgr. Vincent Foy

Source: Witness for Church and Pope

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