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This evening the Holy Father greeted children gathered in Peace Square, Guanajuato. In an atmosphere of festive and joyful song, the Holy Father spoke with the young children gathered, encouraging them to draw near to the Lord. He spoke of the true nature of discipleship saying, “He [Jesus] wishes to write in each of your ...read more
Upon Pope Benedict’s arrival at the International Airport of Guanajuato, Mexico the region has reason to celebrate. Although Blessed Pope John Paul II visited Mexico five times, he never went to Guanajuato – known as the most Catholic state of Mexico. In his opening address the Holy Father warmly greets the Mexican faithful as a ...read more
Life after death? Heaven? Hell? Angels? … or perhaps nothing at all? Join us for the LIVE webcast of this year’s inter-faith panel discussion from Beth Sholom Synagogue in Toronto with Rabbi Aaron Flazraich, Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB and Justin Trottier of the Freethought Association of Canada, as they share a view from earth, with ...read more
It’s easy to take ecumenism for granted in Canada, even during this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Of course, the full expression of visible unity has not been achieved, and won’t likely occur within our lifetime. But we have grown so accustomed to respectful relations and cooperative efforts on social issues that our prayers ...read more
With any announcement of a consistory comes a flurry of media activity around the new Cardinal-designates. In New York, Archbishop Timothy Dolan appeared on NBC’s morning show with Matt Lauer in what is probably one of the Cardinal-designate’s most memorable interviews. ...read more
Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York delivered this eloquent homily at the funeral Mass for Cardinal John Foley at Pittsburgh’s Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. He described the late Cardinal as “the voice” who spoke the Eternal Word in everything he did and with his very being. ...read more
December 12th is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, one of the most important feasts for the Church in Latin-America. This feast day was always a big one in my life, as my parish in Panama was named Our Lady of Guadalupe. I wrote about this four years ago. Perhaps this story is new ...read more