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Below is Pope Benedict’s official message for this year’s World Day of Communications, which will be celebrated on May 20. The release of this message coincides with the feast day of St. Francis de Sales, who is the patron Saint for journalists and those who work in mass media and communications. This year, the theme ...read more
Without a doubt we have all heard the news concerning Costa Concordia, a cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Giglio, Italy on Jan. 13. At the latest count, 11 people have been confirmed dead and another 21 passengers, including an American Catholic couple en route to Rome, are still missing. Following the ...read more
Archbishops Richard Smith of Edmonton and Paul-Andre Durocher, President and Vice-President respectively for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, have released a letter to Canadian bishops, outlining their recent solidarity mission to Haiti from Dec. 14 – 21, 2011. Furthermore, the CCCB has compiled a complete report titled, “Challenges and Opportunities in the Reconstruction of ...read more
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has dedicated a new page on its website to the Church and Indigenous Peoples of Canada. This special project was launched to coincide with the feast day of Canada’s first woman saint, St. Marguerite Bourgeoys. In the Universal Church, St. Marguerite’s feast day is celebrated on Thursday, Jan. 11. ...read more
In a report recently released, Compassion Canada has once again made the short-list of Best Christian Workplaces. As a matter of fact, Compassion Canada is the only Canadian organization to make the list this year. Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) conducts annual employee surveys. They publicly recognize particular organizations that meet the highest standards of ...read more
Pope Benedict gathered the faithful earlier today at St. Peter’s Square, where he proclaimed the Angelus. In a special announcement following the Angelus, he announced the appointment of 22 new Cardinals, including Toronto’s Archbishop Thomas Collins. A consistory will be held at the Vatican Feb. 18 and 19.   ...read more
Above is Pope Benedict’s homily, as delivered at Mass on the Solemnity of the Epiphany. ...read more
He was a strong supporter of the Nicene Creed – the profession of faith that is most commonly used when we come together to celebrate Mass. He is none other than St. Basil the Great. In the Universal Catholic Church, we celebrate his feast day today and  so do the Anglican and Lutheran Churches. We ...read more
How many times have you promised yourself that you’d prepare for Christmas in a more spiritual way? Perhaps you’ve let Christmas go by and then its Boxing Day. After all is said and done, perhaps nothing really changed? Here’s your chance to make this year different. In partnership with the Salesian community of Don Bosco ...read more
A reflection on the importance and history of Saint Nicholas, otherwise known as the Spiritual Father of Christmas. St. Nicholas, pray for us. ...read more