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S+L BLOG: Winnipeg



Here’s what’s been happening across the country this week: Vancouver has a new seminary. Six men from the Neocatechumenal Way are the first seminarians preparing for the priesthood at Vancouver’s new Redemptoris Mater seminary.  In St. Paul, Alberta a priest was shot and killed by a man who was later involved in a shootout with ...read more
Here’s what’s happening across Canada this week: In Brampton, Ontario a Ukranian Catholic Church that was built with the help of parishioners, burned to the ground over the weekend. In Winnipeg, the director of the archdiocesan refugee sponsorship program says the Canadian government is abandoning Afghan refugees in an increasingly tense Russia. In Vancouver, Catholic ...read more
Today on Perspectives: Pope Francis calls for an end to slave labour during his talk at the General Audience. Catholic News Service brings us a look at what it means for residents of Rio de Janeiro to host World Youth Day, and we bring you a look at some things happening across Canada.   ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Registration opens for WYD Rio and Moncton has a new Archbishop. ...read more
This post was submitted by Marie and Andre Brunet of Winnipeg. They will be providing blogs from Milan during the World Meeting of Families. In a matter of days, my husband André and I will be leaving on a pilgrimage – one of many we have embarked on in our lives.  Long before we were ...read more
Even before the G8 and G20 Summits began, the world’s religious leaders were under no illusions that they could greatly influence the politicians. Still, eighty faith leaders were gathered in Winnipeg for their own assembly. While they were confident they had something important to say, many had been through this before, and they kept their ...read more
A few weeks ago, my mixed feelings about multi-faith advocacy were brought to the surface. Before I confess my misgivings, I must tell you that I’m especially indebted to people of other religions and denominations. When I was an agnostic high school student, a Bahá’í friend stoked my interest in God by inviting me to ...read more
Go to www.stgianna.ca and you’ll meet a parish community that’s very much alive in the faith.  Surprisingly, this St. Gianna parish community in Winnipeg has not had a church building they can call their own since they had their first Mass in 2004.  On their website, you’ll see a video of their church building in ...read more