Who's in your Pews
- Roman Catholic priest Paul Lundrigan — Photo by Barb Sweet/The Telegram
- A lone worshipper kneels in a pew at the Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in St. John’s. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
- John Landrigan stands in the former St. Lawrence Church in Portugal Cove in which he now lives and operates an antique shop. — Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
- Top of the page
- clara parsons
- - February 8, 2013 at 10:47:44
How refreshing to finally hear some truth coming from the two catholics Bishop & Priest. were both so right in a number of their comments, we have along long way to go in our church I hope to be around long enough to see it. Great job by everyone at the telegram, on this look at religion in this Province.
- - February 7, 2013 at 23:44:07
Priest is only a profession but underneath is a human and that is how they should have been treated and encouraged the same privileges. The public are sometimes too quick to judge when things don't go as expected. This is definitely a case where the messengers got shot.
- Roger Simpson
- - February 6, 2013 at 13:10:02
Let's stop focusing on who created the earth and worry more about who's trying to destroy it. Forget the Churches and remember to be a good person.
- - February 6, 2013 at 12:25:54
Religion is nothing but trouble look around the world, who in their right mind would listen to a priest
- - February 6, 2013 at 11:51:12
I guess Steve ,and Sheri think or believe all should be blamed.Never mind the innocent. So all are guilty. Sure would not want to make a nistake withj you present. Not all are the same.
- Craig Jackson
- - February 6, 2013 at 11:39:23
I just finished reading Barb Sweet's latest on religion and the church. Father Lundrigan and the Archbishop truly painted the real picture of the RC Church. Change is a necessity for God's Word to continue. From the start of Barb's series until this piece on Lundrigan and Currie, the real story of today's religion has been unveiled through honest responses from Clergy and parishioners. Good job Barb Sweet for allowing people to see what needs to occur for religion and the Church to succeed. I also liked Andrew Robinson's piece on the church and its pews. Now, hopefully the articles will inspire my RC Church to strive for a better and brighter future, one that involves the parishioners.
- - February 6, 2013 at 10:50:19
@ Steve...I sooo agree with your comment!!!
- - February 6, 2013 at 09:40:46
To Herb.....I guess you didn't go to Mt. Cashel or be asked to stay behind after service as many alter boys did. Get your head out of the sand Herb.
- - February 6, 2013 at 09:32:53
I feel it is all a crock!!!!
- Herb Morrison
- - February 5, 2013 at 12:17:14
As long as there exists one individual who has faith and believes in God and in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, the Church will survive. As long as people someone and something in which they can place both their Faith and trust, something that is not of this world. The organized Christian Church will survive. The reality that people fill the Sanctuary of the Church, where I am a member to capacity on Christmas Eve, the reality that people come in increasing numbers during Lent, and the reality that people come to the Church to be married or to have babies baptized, all of these realities attest to the fact that, despite the challenges faced by the Christian Churches of all traditions, as long as people have a need for what only God, through Christ, by the Power of the Holy Spirit can provide, the organized Christian Church will survive. Yet another reality faced by Christians is that we need to decide which is more important, our attachment to buildings and a particular form of Worship or our devotion to God and our commission, which comes from God through Christ to love and serve God through loving and serving others.