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This has probably been the most tiring and surprising US election in history. It’s been a bitter and divisive campaign and one that has divided even Catholics. But the election is over and we have to move on. How does it affect us as Catholics? Deacon Pedro sits with Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB and with ...read more
With the decline of mainline Protestantism in Canada, Evangelicals are more and more likely to be the non-Catholic Christians that Catholics encounter today. There are Evangelical churches, educational institutions, and service projects all across Canada, and they are growing and vibrant. Catholics also meet Evangelicals in the halls of power, where they are frequently on the same side ...read more
Even if we disagree on the actual causes for climate change, we can agree that it’s taking place. But, do we agree of what we can do to help? What does the Church say? Is there a solution to climate change? To offer a suggestion, on this new episode of the Weekly Edition of Perspectives, ...read more
By now you may have heard of Bill C-14. It is the bill that regulates medically assisted dying in Canada. This bill will affect all of us, but in a special way, it will affect our medical practitioners, many who argue the restrictions are not adequate. The issue is complicated further by the fact that ...read more
In 2007, almost 60 years after the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights, the United Nations adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The declaration recognizes Indigenous people’s basic human rights, as well as rights to self-determination, language, equality and land, among others. There were four votes against: Australia, New Zealand, the United States ...read more
In this special Jubilee Year, we are invited to remember the corporal works of mercy. One of them is to feed the hungry. Every day, all over the world, people have been doing this and the Church has been doing it for 2000 years. In Toronto, Sr. Margaret Patterson of the Congregation of Notre Dame ...read more