TORONTO, ON January 6, 2012 – The Catholic Civil Rights League congratulates Archbishop Thomas Collins on his elevation  by Pope Benedict XVI to the College of Cardinals and wishes him many years of continued service to the Church.
“We have always appreciated Archbishop Collins’ leadership, especially on life issues and the defense of authentic Catholic teaching,” said League President Philip Horgan. “Among countless other efforts, Archbishop Collins’ participation in the national March for Life and his openness to the media have helped improve the public presence of the Church and provided welcome example for laity organizations.  We note that Archbishop Collins has pursued an active engagement with the faithful through Lectio Divina, and other opportunities to engage the public in the faith of the Church.  His profile will now be extended to the worldwide Church.  We wish him all the very best in his new appointment.”