Perspectives Daily – The Canadian Bishops Visit Ste. Anne de Beaupre

Today on Perspectives, the bishops of Canada visit the Shrine of Ste. Anne de Beaupre and we talk to Archbishop Murray Chatlain.

Perspectives Daily – Cardinal Archbishop of Havana Addresses Canadian Bishops

Today on Perspectives, day two of the 2014 CCCB Plenary Assembly featuring the day’s activities, interviews with Cardinal Archbishop of Havana, the Papal Nuncio to Canada, and a look back at events from this past weekend here in Quebec.

Perspectives Daily – New Papal Nuncio Addresses Canadian Bishops

Today on Perspectives, day one of the 2014 Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Plenary Assembly, with messages from the president of the conference and the Papal Nuncio. We also take a look at the 350th anniversary celebrations of Notre-Dame de Quebec.

Coast to Coast: May 26 to 30

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Here is some of what has been happening across the country this week:

 

In Vancouver, Archbishop Michael Miller wrote a letter calling the faithful of the west coast to take action against prostitution by offering women a way out. The letter comes months after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the nation’s laws do not protect prostituted women.

 

In St. Paul Alberta, the funeral of Fr. Gilbert Dasna was held at the Cathedral of St. Paul. Fr. Dasna was killed in the parish rectory. The killer is believed to be the same man who was himself killed in a gun battle with police hours later.

 

In Winnipeg, Archbishop Richard Gagnon has launched his Episcopal blog. In the most recent post he shares his participation in the recent royal visit.

 

A global summit about healthcare for mothers and their children was held in Toronto. Vanessa Santilli reports on progress made and the challenges that still lie ahead.

 

In Halifax, the archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth is undertaking a major renewal process.

Coast to Coast: May 10 to 16

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Here’s what’s been happening across the country this week:

Vancouver has a new seminary. Six men from the Neocatechumenal Way are the first seminarians preparing for the priesthood at Vancouver’s new Redemptoris Mater seminary. 

In St. Paul, Alberta a priest was shot and killed by a man who was later involved in a shootout with police. Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton asks for prayers after the incident, and the diocese of St. Paul has funeral details

In Winnipeg, retired Archbishop Sylvain Lavoie met with Christian communication and news professionals to talk about transmitting the beauty of faith through their work, and why 12 step adddiction programs don’t work without God. 

And Toronto’s Catholic Register is in the Holy Land to cover next week’s papal visit

Perspectives Daily – Thurs. May 8, 2014

Today on Perspectives, the 2014 March for Life from Ottawa.

Perspectives Daily – Thurs. May 1, 2014

Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis sends a special message to students in Ontario and CNS talks to the head of Catholic Charities USA.

Coast to Coast: April 5 to April 12 , 2014

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Here’s what’s happening across Canada this week:

In Brampton, Ontario a Ukranian Catholic Church that was built with the help of parishioners, burned to the ground over the weekend.

In Winnipeg, the director of the archdiocesan refugee sponsorship program says the Canadian government is abandoning Afghan refugees in an increasingly tense Russia.

In Vancouver, Catholic Cemeteries explores the Canadian history buried in their own backyard.

and in Montreal, a Sister of Notre Dame reflects on the kidnapping of Sr. Gilberte Bussiere

Coast to Coast will return on Saturday May 3, 2014.

Coast to Coast: a roundup of national stories

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Welcome to the newest feature on the Salt + Light blog: our Week in Review featuring a rundown of Canadian stories about and from the church…with the occasional international story for good measure.

In Regina, Archbishop Daniel Bohan is in talks with church officials in Vietnam about how the archdiocese can help Vietnamese seminarians become priests

In Ottawa, eulogies are not allowed during a funeral Mass. Archbishop Terrence Prendergast issued a decree about the proper place for eulogies last fall and it came into effect February.

In Vancouver, questions are being raised about how illegal immigrants are handled while waiting to be deported from Canada. A Vancouver priest was called to give last rites to a Mexican woman who hung herself in a holding cell at YVR airport, while awaiting deportation.

In Syndey, N.S., one community is fighting to save the only Polish church in Atlantic Canada

And on the international front, fans and devotees of G.K. Chesterton will be please to know an investigator has been assigned at the diocesan level to study the possibility of opening a cause for his sainthood. The investigator says Chesterton breaks the mold, or at least conventional ideas, of what holiness looks like.

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Perspectives Daily – Wednesday, June 12

Today on Perspectives, a look at the general audience from St. Peter’s Square, daily mass with the Holy Father and lots of new on St. Anthony of Padua.