Perspectives Daily – April 23, 2014

Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis’ General Audience, a letter from the CCCB to the Prime Minister and CNS talks about the death penalty in the United States.

Perspectives Daily – April 22, 2014

Today on Perspectives, a look at Easter at the Vatican with Pope Francis.

Agent of the Gospel of Joy

Christian Riesbeck was born in Montreal on February 7, 1970. He grew up in Ottawa, specialized in Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa, and pursued studies for the priesthood in the Companions of the Cross. Ordained to the priesthood in 1996, he did pastoral work in the Archdiocese of Kingston as well as in the Archdiocese of Ottawa and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (USA). After obtaining his degrees in Canon Law in December 2010, Fr. Christian was appointed Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Ottawa in January 2011. In early 2014 he was named Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa by Pope Francis. In this WITNESS interview, you will meet one of the youngest bishops in North America, a great ambassador of the Gospel of Joy, and an articulate, convincing agent of the new evangelization in the Canadian Church.

Perspectives Daily – Thurs. April 17, 2014

Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis celebrates Mass of Chrism and the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

Perspectives Daily – Wed. April 16, 2014

Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis’ weekly general audience, four people get closer to sainthood, an upcoming concert in Toronto and a look ahead at what is coming up on Salt + Light.

Daily Perspectives: Tues. April 15, 2015

Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis wishes all Jews a happy Passover, and prays for those affected by the wildfire in Valparaiso, Chile.

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons, Gobierno de Chile

Perspectives Daily – Mon. April 14, 2014

Today on Perspectives, Palm Sunday Mass with Pope Francis, appointments at the Vatican and a look at the Francis Effect.

Centre of renewal

Brother Emile first heard of Taizé in 1974 in his small hometown in Northern Ontario where there was not much to interest young people in Christianity. Accepting an invitation to visit the little community tucked in Burgandy, France, he rediscovered the Christian faith that had been part of his childhood, but that he had abandoned as a young teenager. He entered the community in 1976 and stayed! Watch this hour-long WITNESS interview for wonderful insights into this renowned ecumenical community where the practices of monastic life – prayer, work, and hospitality, as well as the commitments the brothers make: celibacy, pooling of goods, and the ministry of Christian unity- form the foundation of one of the greatest centres of renewal and hope in the Church and in the world.

Perspectives Daily – Thurs. April 10, 2014

Today on Perspectives, Vatican conference on ending human trafficking, daily mass with Pope Francis and questions of religious freedom in Myanmar.

Perspectives Daily – April 9, 2014

Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis’ weekly general audience, the Court of the Gentiles in Washington and Toronto holds its Day of Confessions.