Martin Veillette

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Martin Veillette, 2020

Martin Veillette (16 November 1936 –) is a Canadian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who serves as a bishop, theologian, philosopher, sociologist and teacher.


  • I don't think that Quebec can afford a pastoral approach that chooses silence and accommodation at the expense of human life and human dignity. Being discrete hasn’t served Quebec Catholicism.
  • Decisions must be made at any given time with wisdom and caution. But also, sometimes with courage and audacity.
    • Article in French "Biographie de Mgr Martin Veillette - 11 ans comme évêque auxiliaire et 15 ans évêque du diocèse de Trois-Rivières” (Translated to English: "Biography of Bishop Martin Veillette - 11 years as auxiliary bishop and 15 years bishop of the diocese of Trois-Rivières"), by Gaétan Veillette, Le Pathiskan bulletin published by the “Association des Veillet/te d'Amérique inc” (Association of Veillet/te of America Inc.), issue of fall-winter 2022-2023, p. 29, citing the words of Bishop Martin Veillette.

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