"It is...Our will that Catholics should abstain from certain appellations which have recently been brought into use to distinguish one group of Catholics from another. They are to be avoided not only as 'profane novelties of words,' out of harmony with both truth and justice, but also because they give rise to great trouble and confusion among Catholics. Such is the nature of Catholicism that it does not admit of more or less, but must be held as a whole or as a whole rejected: 'This is the Catholic faith, which unless a man believe faithfully and firmly; he cannot be saved' (Athanasian Creed). There is no need of adding any qualifying terms to the profession of Catholicism: it is quite enough for each one to proclaim 'Christian is my name and Catholic my surname,' only let him endeavour to be in reality what he calls himself." -- Pope Benedict XV, Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum 24 (1914)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pope appoints new Auxiliary for Hamilton, Canada

Vatican Radio

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(Vatican Radio) His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI today appointed the Reverend Daniel J. Miehm Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton, Ontario. At the time of his appointment, the Bishop-elect was pastor of St. Benedict Parish in Milton, Ontario, which is in the diocese of Hamilton. He will assist the Bishop of Hamilton, the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I. Bishop Crosby is also currently the Co-Treasurer from the English Sector of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Bishop-elect Daniel Miehm was born on August 27, 1960, in Kitchener, Ontario. He studied at St. Jerome’s College of the University of Waterloo; St. Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto; Saint Paul University, Ottawa; and the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome, where he earned a licentiate in canon law in 1996. On May 6, 1989, he was ordained priest for the Diocese of Hamilton. Since his ordination, he served as pastor in a number of parishes, as well as Associate Rector of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Hamilton, and founding pastor of St. Benedict Parish in 2012.

The new Bishop has also been a Judge and Defender of the Bond of the Hamilton Office of the Toronto Regional Tribunal (1996-2012); an elected representative on the Diocesan Personnel Board (1998-2004); member of the Presbyteral Council of the Diocese of Hamilton (2002-2004); member of the Board for Hamilton Catholic Family Services (2002-2008), of which he was President for three years; and a member of the Board of Governors of St. Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto. At the provincial level, he has served as a member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (2004-2010), and since 2012 he has been Chaplain of the St. Thomas More Lawyers’ Guild.

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