Blogging priest to become Canada's youngest bishop

From the Globe and Mail:

"He was the first Canadian Roman Catholic priest to start a blog.

Now, at 40, Rev. Thomas Dowd is posting a much loftier achievement: Canada’s youngest bishop and the second youngest in the world.

On Sept. 10, the capacious, ornate Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral in downtown Montreal is expected to be packed for Father Dowd’s ordination as auxiliary bishop of the city, the second-largest diocese in the country.

For Father Dowd – who was busy programming a new mobile app on his blog on a Sunday afternoon just before agreeing to be interviewed – the honour of being ordained bishop at such a young age is an encouraging sign of renewal and vitality in the church, whose pews have been emptying at an alarming rate over the past decades.

“Perhaps it’s a generational change that is occurring. It’s good to have fresh perspectives on things,” he says."

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