Bishop-elect Thomas Dowd Meet Bishop Thomas Dowd
  1. You've been  priest for less than 10 years. You're the youngest bishop in Canada and the second-youngest bishop in the world. What was your reaction to your nomination?
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  2. You are the fifth English-speaking bishop in the history of the diocese. What do you think is the importance of this nomination for the English-speaking Catholic community of Montreal?
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  3. You were the first Canadian priest with a blog. What do you think is the role of communications and technology in evangelization today? Where do you think it's heading?
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  4. You are involved with youth groups in the local Church and founded the Challenge Movement here. What do you perceive to be the pressing issues for young Catholics today and how can the Church be more present to youth?
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  5. Which are your areas of theological interest and why?
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  6. What do you believe to be the most pressing philosophical question of our day? How can the Church address it?
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  7. You taught a course that explores the relationship between theology and post-modern Western culture. How would you assess that relationship and how can theology engage this culture effectively?
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  8. What do you appreciate about the Church of Montreal?
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  9. What do you hope to contribute as a bishop to the Church of Montreal? What are you looking forward to?
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  10. What would you like to add as a concluding remark?
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