Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Homosexual marriages legal in CANADA

The Catholic Church does not allow its priests to perform marriages of couples of the same sex. Below is a warning to Church Ministers.

Important reminder to state that
Catholic ministers cannot celebrate
exclusively civil marriages

CONSIDERING that a new definition of marriage has been adopted by the Federal Government on July 20,2006;

CONSIDERING as a follow-up to this decision, that Québec bishops, in plenary assembly, deemed it advantageous to remain under the present regime whereby the State grants civil effects to marriages performed in the Catholic Church;

CONSIDERING these civil effects are inseparable from the religious celebration of marriage in accordance with the canonical and liturgical standards in force;

WE WISH TO REMIND the statement of Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil that ministers of the Catholic Church are prohibited from performing marriages that are exclusively civil. Departure from the rule may cause the withdrawal of celebrant’s permit. You may wish to consult page 107 of the Canonical and Pastoral Guide for Parishes on the subject, published by the AQCB.

Jean-Pierre CAMERLAIN, priest
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

OBIT: Isabelle PINEAU (1931-2006)

The wife of defunct Andélard SOUCY, Isabelle PINEAU died November 6, 2006. She was a resident of Sainte-Catherine, Montérégie Région, QC. She will be missed by her children: Bertrand (Charlene), Denise, Colette (defunct Réal),Carmen (André), Mario (Claudine), Sylvie (André), Nathalie (Daniel). She leaves behind 17 grandchildren and 9 great-grand-children.
The funeral was held November 10 at the parish church of Sainte-Catherine.
Below is Isabelle's incomplete lingeage.

Antoine PINEAU
Catherine ST_LAURENT
St-Germain parish, Rimouski, Rimouski County, QC

Antoine PINEAU
Ursule CÔTÉ
St-Germain parish, Rimouski, Rimouski County, QC

Jean-Baptiste PINEAU
St-Germain parish, Rimouski, Rimouski County, QC

Achille PINEAU
St-Anclet-de-Lessard, Rimouski County, QC

Ildefonse PINEAU
St-Anclet-de-Lessard, Rimouski County, QC

Isabelle PINEAU
Adélard SOUCY
1948-07-22Saint-Marcellin, Rimouski County, QC