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Now that Consistory celebrations have ended in Rome, Cardinal Collins has much more to do here at home. To mark his homecoming, His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving on Feb. 29 at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto. Salt + Light Television will air this celebration LIVE on our network at ...read more
Photo: Basilica of Santa Sabina, Roman station church Countless Churches around the world, and here at home, have their own particular way of praying the Stations of the Cross during the liturgical season of Lent. Rome has its own special way of marking the season of Lent known as “Station churches.” These are churches appointed ...read more
After an incredible mountain-top experience this past weekend, there continues to be a buzz in Rome. Earlier this morning, Cardinal Thomas Collins celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving in the Vatican crypt below St. Peter’s Basilica. He was joined by members of the Canadian delegation who accompanied him to Rome for the consistory celebrations. Reflecting upon ...read more
As we continue with Day 2 of our Consistory coverage, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass this morning in St. Peter’s Basilica with 22 new Cardinals who were inducted at yesterday’s Ordinary Public Consistory. Included among the concelebrants was the Archbishop of Toronto, Thomas Cardinal Collins. During his homily, on this the feast of the Chair ...read more
Not only did Pope Benedict XVI give Canada a new Cardinal, but he also approved the canonization of a new Canadian Saint. Along with six others, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha will be proclaimed a saint later this year — on October 21, 2012. Published below is an official statement released by Archbishop Richard Smith, president of ...read more
Programming note: For the Mass with new Cardinals on Sunday, we will repeat the liturgy at 10:00am ET (not at 11:15am, as previously advertised). We have also added a repeat broadcast of the French translation of the Mass with New Cardinals at 4:00pm ET. The times of the live broadcast and evening repeats are unchanged. ...read more
In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, we are told that, “To receive in truth the Body and Blood of Christ given up for us, we must recognize Christ in the poorest, his brethren.” In this episode of Catholic Focus, host Andrew Santos sits down with Dr. Andrew Simone of Canadian Food for Children, and ...read more
Below is Pope Benedict XVI’s message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. It will be celebrated in the Universal Church on April 29, which is the Fourth Sunday of Easter. The message is dated Oct. 18, however, it was released by the Vatican Feb. 13. Dear Brothers and Sisters, The 49th World Day of ...read more
A prayer vigil was held at Rome’s St. Ignatius Church on Dec. 7 to show contrition for clerical sexual abuse. The service was led by Canada’s Cardinal Marc Ouellet, who currently serves as prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops. Below is the full text of his homily. My venerable brother bishops and priests and ...read more
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