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Military Families and their Chaplains – Perspectives

Today on Perspectives we have the next instalment of the CNS series “For God and Country.” This time we look at the types of challenges that chaplains help military families deal with.

Lay people at the helm of Vatican offices – Perspectives

Today on Perspectives: A new Archbishop for Regina, two laypeople at the helm of the Vatican press office, and what questions should we be asking ourselves regularly as Christians?

Five Years of War in Syria – Perspectives

Today on Perspectives: Pope Francis wants peace in Syria and he some some ideas on how to make it happen. Also, we talk to newly appointed Bishop Elect Joseph Nguyen to find out what its like to be named a bishop.

Looking towards WYD Krakow 2016 – Perspectives

We talk to the Polish Ambassador to Canada, Marcin Bosacki about World Youth Day Krakow: what to expect, why is it significant, and we ask the ambassador about his own experience as a WYD pilgrim.

The Canadian Church and Indigenous Peoples – Perspectives

Today on Perspectives: Sr. Priscilla Solomon speaks to us about enculturation of the faith, the legacy of residential schools in Canada, and the next steps in the healing process.

Bill C-14: Conscience Rights

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By now you may have heard of Bill C-14. It is the bill that regulates medically assisted dying in Canada. This bill will affect all of us, but in a special way, it will affect our medical practitioners, many who argue the restrictions are not adequate. The issue is complicated further by the fact that the bill is a Federal bill, but how it will be implemented is a provincial jurisdiction.

To explore the matter further, and to find out how the new Assisted Dying Bill will affect medical practitioners, I spoke with Deacon Larry Worthen, Executive Director of the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada.

Join me for this special “end-of-life” edition of Perspectives, tomorrow, Friday, July 1st at 7pm ET / 4pm or 8pm PT. If you miss it because it’s Canada Day, it will repeat on Sunday, July 3 at 7pm and 11pm ET / 8pm PT.


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Catholic Focus interviews:
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Pope Francis Visits Armenia – Perspectives

Pope Francis spent the weekend visiting Armenia and we have highlights. Plus, during the return flight he gave an hour long press conference and we have details.

Less than a month to World Youth Day – Perspectives

The Vatican releases a statement about the case of Bishop Ma of Shanghai. We’re less than a month away from WYD Krakow and have the latest updates, and full details on our coverage of the papal visit of Armenia.

Refugees “are our brothers” – Perspectives

Today on Perspectives: Pope Francis has a pointed message on how Christians should treat others, especially refugees. Plus, an anti-death penalty conference in Norway gets a special papal message.

Reaction to Euthanasia Law – Perspectives

Today on Perspectives: There is now a law regulating euthanasia in Canada. Cardinal Thomas Collins offers some thoughts on what comes next. One Canadian bishop spent 36 hours experiencing life as a homeless person, and this week’s saint is St. Aloysius Gonzaga, SJ.