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S+L BLOG: Syria



On Today’s edition of Perspectives Pope Francis asks everyone to pray for Syria. Also, an Ottawa newspaper digs up the numbers about sex abuse cases on Ottawa. ...read more
While Pope Francis has been personally helping Syrian refugees relocate to Europe, a joint Catholic – Russian Orthodox delegation visited Lebanon and Syria. The delegation identified ways the two churches can work together to help Syrians. Officials from the Catholic aid agency Aid to the Church in Need and officials from the Moscow patriarchate of ...read more
Why Do You Look for the Living Among the Dead? Easter message by Bishop Douglas Crosby, O.M.I. Bishop of Hamilton and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops As Syrian refugees begin to settle into their new reality of life in Canada, stories of their journeys to this new land all have similar themes. ...read more
It is very difficult to process what happened in Paris over the last few days. It is very easy to take the route of placing blaming to this group or the other. When I see people on social media saying that we should not welcome  Syrian and Iraqi refugees because they are somehow responsible for what happened ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis strongly outlined a new, comprehensive vision for the future of the Catholic Church, telling a gathering of the entire Italian Church community there that, “Our times require a deeply merciful Catholicism that is unafraid of change. The U.S. Supreme Court justices said they will hear seven pending appeals in lawsuits brought ...read more
Here are a few things that we’ve been reading about across the country this week: In Antigonish, NS a significant donation to St. Francis Xavier University means more people who would not normally have access to post-secondary education will not get that access. In Toronto, the Archdiocese is on track to bring 100 refugee families ...read more