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Christmas Message 2014 The Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops December 4, 2014 As I write this Christmas message, barely a week has gone by since Remembrance Day, a day marked by the still fresh memory of the recent assassinations of two members of the Canadian Armed ...read more
Pope Francis celebrated Mass at Manger Square in Bethlehem. Above is the full video of the Mass and the Regina Caeli after the mass, during which the pope invited Palestinian and Israeli authorities to meet at the Vatican. ...read more
  By The Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton General Secretary, The Canadian Council of Churches   Leaving our Kibbutz hotel, The Path of Abraham bus rolled towards Nazareth and the Church of the Annunciation. This traditional place of the Annunciation to Mary that she would bear the Son of God, Jesus, is decorated with large mosiacs ...read more
The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Savior of the world. The great feast celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men (Magi) from the East, together with his baptism in the Jordan and the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee. In Matthew’s story of the ...read more
This past Wednesday, the S+L team was on hand at Saint Paul University in Ottawa to host the fourth national screening of our latest film Across the Divide. And what an event it was! At a cocktail reception before the film, church dignitaries mingled with people from all walks of life, including a Canadian senator, ...read more
Has their moment finally come? After this weekend, many Christians in the Middle East must feel their hope renewed. Pope Benedict arrived in Lebanon on Friday, at a time when other foreign leaders might have cancelled their travel plans to the volatile region. Though civil wars and protests still dominate the headlines, the pontiff’s three-day ...read more