Council of Religious
The Members of the Council of Religious
Fr Stephen Ortiger OSB
Sister Antonia Doyle RSM
Sister Catherine Ryan OSM
Sister Graça Silva OSC
Sister Kathy Keeles OSB
Sister Iwona Peda, Chemin Neuf
Fr Martin Ashcroft CJ
Canon Law Summary
There is no requirement under canon law for the Bishop to set up a council for religious. He is free to do so if he wishes when he feels this would help him in the pastoral activities of the diocese. Such a body only has a consultative role and depends for the Bishop for its constitution and role. He is, however, encouraged to cooperate with major superiors in his diocese (see Canon 678 §3) and the council is one way of achieving this cooperation.
In this diocese there is a council of religious which meets at least once a year and it deals with issues affecting religious and their apostolate in this diocese.
Link to the Bishop
The council reports to the Bishop via his delegate who in this diocese is the Episcopal Vicar for Religious, Rt Rev Stephen Ortiger OSB
The Members of the Council of Relgious
The members are listed on the above. The Chair of the committee is Rt Rev Stephen Ortiger OSB.
Agenda and Minutes
Agendas are prepared by Rt Rev Stephen Ortiger OSB
Minutes are distributed to members ONLY.