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You can’t talk about the Catholic Church’s contribution to Canadian history without talking about the 2002 WYD that took place here in Toronto 15 years ago. ...read more
The CWL National President, Margaret Ann Jacobs, talks to Emilie Callan about what motivated the theme for this year's convention.  ...read more
Emilie Callan caught up Irene Gallant, who is the Provincial President of the CWL, and spoke to Emilie about the purpose of the convention. ...read more
Is there hope for the Christians in Mosul, now that ISIS has been neutralized ? With their city in ruins, churches & homes reduced to rubble is it too late? ...read more
Today, we conclude our highlight coverage of the 135th Knights of Columbus Supreme annual convention from St. Louis. The convention officially ended this morning with a memorial Mass celebrated by Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, who is the Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus. This closing Mass commemorated the knights who are now numbered ...read more
Today, we continue into the second day of our special highlight coverage of the 135th Knights of Columbus annual Convention in St. Louis. But first, let’s go to Rome where Pope Francis has resumed his weekly General Audience after a four week break. Earlier today, he reflected on Christian hope, focusing on the Sacrament of ...read more
Today we continue our special coverage of the 135th Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention in St. Louis, which is now in full swing. This morning, Archbishop Robert Carlson of Saint Louis presided over the celebration of the opening Mass, which gathered together, bishops, priests, cardinals, and Knights from all over the world. Honouring today’s feast ...read more
This week, we begin our coverage of the Knights of Columbus 135th Supreme Convention in St.Louis, Missouri. This annual event runs from August 1 to August 3rd but today, Francis Denis talks to Fr. Thomas Rosica on location, about the close relationship and history, between the Knights of Columbus and Salt and Light over the ...read more
On Wednesday, a bomb exploded in Mexico just outside the office of the Mexican Bishop’s Conference, adjacent to the country’s most visited religious site: The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The motive for the July 25 explosion remains a mystery, though some at the Bishop’s Conference say the incident reflects the violence suffered by ...read more
It was exactly one year ago today, that Fr. Jacques Hamel, an 85-year-old priest in France, was killed while celebrating Mass after two gunmen, claiming allegiance to the Islamic State, stormed his church in Normandy and took him along with four others hostage in a violent attack. An anniversary Mass was held earlier today at ...read more