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Over the past few years, many of us have lost loved ones due to the pandemic. My grandfather passed away last year. He was a social person and would have wanted a big funeral with many people in attendance like the funeral my grandmother had. Instead, he had a private viewing with a few family more
A week into a lay ministry position in rural Alberta, I found myself in the lone coffee shop in a village of about 400 people. I was spending time getting to know the regulars, which meant that they needed to get to know me. In the course of our conversation, one of them curiously asked, more
Focus on Dialogue: Papal trip to highlight importance of opening doors
Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service
October 26, 2022
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis is set to make a four-day visit to Bahrain, a journey that will make him the first pope to visit the Arab kingdom just off the coast of Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf. The visit Nov. 3-6 has two main goals: to speak at the Bahrain Forum for more
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Every year, for more than three decades, the Vatican tribunal dealing with matters of conscience has offered a course to help priests in their “ministry of mercy” as confessors. The huge number of participants, from 500 to 800 ordained and soon-to-be ordained men, who attend the course sponsored by the Apostolic more
Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Day on Oct 23, 2022 was released in January 2022. In the message, the Holy Father mentions how World Mission Day offers us the opportunity to commemorate several important events in the Church’s life and mission. Pope Francis’ Message for World Mission Day 2022 “You shall be my witnesses” more
Blessed Carlo Acutis May 3, 1991 – October 12, 2006 Beatified: October 10, 2020 Feast Day: October 12 Millennial, computer programmer, gamer, and on the way to sainthood. Blessed Carlo Acutis reminds us that God can use anyone and anything to share His love, including a teenager who spent a lot of his time becoming more
A little over a week ago, I arrived back from my pilgrimage to Israel and Egypt. I was tanned from the Egyptian sun, sleep-deprived and jet-lagged, but happy to be home.  The first week of the pilgrimage, my fellow pilgrims and I visited many sites and places including Capernaum, the House of Peter, Magdala, Tabgha, more
As a freelance filmmaker, I recently worked for Salt + Light Media covering the Pope’s trip to Canada. As part of this trip, we were working on the second documentary in a series about reconciliation, what it means for the Church here in Canada, and how it can be brought about.  In advance of the more
  Pope Francis’ General Audience – Sept 28, 2022 On Wednesday, September 28, Pope Francis spoke to the audience at Saint Peter’s Square. Continuing the series of his Catechesis on Discernment, he speaks on the topic of prayer and growing in familiarity with the Lord. Read the full text of his address to the general more
On Sunday, September 25, at the conclusion of his celebration of the Mass, Pope Francis led the faithful at the 27th National Eucharistic Congress at Matera in a recitation of the Angelus. Before the Angelus, he gave a short reflection on the Virgin Mary.   Read the full text of his words below:   ANGELUS more