Thursday, March 20, 2014

A response to Fr. Michael Prieur’s defence of the Winnipeg Statement

The following article was published in Catholic Insight, 2005 with the preface written by the editor of Catholic Insight, Father Alphonse de Valk.


On June 3, 2005, I happened to have a telephone conversation with someone in Calgary.  At one point he mentioned having sent a letter to his bishop (Bishop Fred Henry) asking for the bishops of Canada to retract the September 1968 Winnipeg Statement dealing with the application of the encyclical Humanae vitae.  In response the bishop had sent him a two-page letter written by Fr. Michael Prieur defending the Winnipeg Statement.  On my request he sent me a copy of the document which I then forwarded to Msgr. Foy for comment, who was very surprised to see it.  Fr. Prieur is Professor of Moral and Sacramental Theology at St. Peter’s Seminary in London, Ontario.  (more...)

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