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“Nobody writes better about the lives of the saints than Robert Ellsberg,” according to spiritual writer Ron Rolheiser.  He’s not alone.  Robert Ellsberg, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Orbis Books, has compiled an eclectic cloud of witnesses in his new book “Blessed Among Us: Day to Day with Saintly Witnesses,” published by Liturgical Press. What’s most ...read more
Argentina, 1976 – A right-wing military group seized power in a time of social instability, in the name of fighting communism and protecting “Christian civilization.” They kidnapped and tortured thousands. About 90% of Argentina was Catholic at the time, which meant that Catholics were persecuting other Catholics who were considered communist sympathizers and subversives. So, what ...read more
Do the new ecclesial movements really embody the Second Vatican Council’s teaching on the Laity?  That’s the critical question posed by renowned church historian Massimo Faggioli in his new book “The Rising Laity: Ecclesial Movements since Vatican II”.  The new movements mobilized and grew in the decades after the Council to become large and influential ...read more
As Canada’s only Catholic Television Network that broadcasts across the nation 24 hours a day seven days a week in four languages, we run a fairly tight operation. With 30 or so full time employees, everyone is constantly doing one thing or another. But when it comes to lunchtime, there is no messing around. We ...read more
Subject Matters: “Promise and Challenge: Catholic Women Reflect on Feminism, Complementarity, and the Church” Mary Hasson, editor Sunday, June 19 at 8:30pmET / 5:30pm PT This Sunday’s all-new episode of Subject Matters features Mary Hasson of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.  She’s the editor of this compilation of essays responding to Pope ...read more
This Sunday’s all-new episode of Subject Matters features best-selling author and Vaticanista John Thavis. You will not be able to put this book down: relics, apparitions and exorcisms, they're all there in this investigative book about how the Vatican deals with claims of the supernatural. Ahead ofSunday’s premiere, check out “My Take” on John's book and tune in Sunday night! ...read more