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Rosemary Azu is hard to miss in a crowd. She has a natural presence that draws people to her. The fact that she is usually dressed in brightly coloured traditional Nigerian dresses also makes her stand out. That natural confidence in her own identity has helped her build her own successful mortgage and real estate ...read more
When one thinks of Prince Edward Island one tends to think of glowing sunsets over green fields, farms where animals roam free, small towns where everyone knows everyone else, and quaint green-gabled homes. One would not immediately think of the province as a place where 37 percent of people use the services of food banks ...read more
In Abu Dabi in 1993, there was one Catholic Church. The work week in the Arab Emirate was Sunday to Thursday. For Jacqueline Nogier and her husband – both Catholic teachers who were working in Abu Dabi- that meant going to church after work on Sundays. This was Nogier’s life for two years. It taught ...read more
Cheridan Sanders chats with Andrea Lefebvre mother of 5, about Yukon-living, open-door hospitality and the call to live as a lay missionary. It takes a special kind of person to venture out and live in the Yukon. With an average temperature of -22 degrees celsius in the winter months and a population of less than ...read more
This month there will be hundreds of Masses heard around the globe in honour of St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, whose feast day is on June 26th. But, in Vancouver, on Saturday, June 20th, about six hundred faithful gathered at St. Mary’s Ukraine Catholic Church to kick off the celebration a little ...read more
While things in Rome have been causing a buzz, back home dioceses are heading into their summer schedule. Still, there’s plenty to talk and read about. Here’s a sample: In Ottawa, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, shares the life story of one of his conference who entered the Jesuits in 1944, just a boy from Winnipeg. ...read more
Here’s what’s been going on in the Canadian Catholic Church this past week: In Vancouver, a newly established scholarship fund targets native women who have seen the worst life has to offer. The fund was established with the help of the Sisters of Charity of Halifax. In Ottawa, the man who served as the first ...read more
Here is some of what has been happening in dioceses across the country this week: In Vancouver a group of kids are showing adults how to put their faith into action. In his weekly reflection Fr. Ron Rolheiser explains why he believes we should be praying for other Christian Churches during our Mass. In London, ...read more
Here’s what’s been happening across the country this week: In Ottawa, the mother of one of the 43 student teachers who disappeared in Mexico has asked the Canadian government to take Mexico off its list of safe countries. In Winnipeg, reflecting on euthanasia and and palliative care brought out this touching story of the kind ...read more
Here are some of the things going on across Canada this week. In Montreal, Cardinal Jean Claude Turcotte has been entered palliative care. The RCIA program in Edmonton is overflowing. The Western Catholic Reporter explores why. An 80-year-old high school teacher in Vancouver makes headlines for refusing to slow down. And in Saskatoon, a Catholic ...read more