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Brother Emile first heard of Taizé in 1974 in his small hometown in Northern Ontario where there was not much to interest young people in Christianity. Accepting an invitation to visit the little community tucked in Burgandy, France, he rediscovered the Christian faith that had been part of his childhood, but that he had abandoned ...read more
Apostolic Nuncios are personal representatives of the Holy Father in each country, and are living reminders of the universality of the Church. A nuncio works closely with the local churches (dioceses) and the Conference of Bishops to foster communication between the Church in that country with the Holy Father and the many Vatican departments. The ...read more
Fr. James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, award-winning author, and Editor-at-Large of AMERICA, the national Catholic magazine published by the Society of Jesus in the United States. After working for six years in corporate finance with General Electric in New York City and Stamford, CT, he entered the Jesuits in 1988. A frequent commentator ...read more
“The purpose of our work is to walk the ways with those incarcerated, to accompany them on their spiritual prison journey, to bring the Word of God, the Good News, the love of God to them.” These are the words of Charlette Novak, Chaplain of the Stony Mountain Institution in Winnipeg, Manitoba. “The incarcerated need ...read more
  Dr. Philip Berger, an observant Jew, is Medical Director of the Inner City Health Program at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and the former Chief of its Department of Family and Community Medicine. He is also an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Berger has published and ...read more
Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, has lead the Canadian Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario, since 2010. He has had a distinguished career as an Oblate Missionary, pastor, counselor, and administrator at local, regional, and national levels. His leadership gifts and qualities were recognized early on by his religious congregation, and he has offered those generously to the ...read more
Angelo “Lino” Rulli, an American radio host, author, producer, and former television host, was born on October 26, 1971, to an Italian-American family in St. Paul, Minnesota. Lino went on to get a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and a Master of Theology Degree from Saint John’s University. He is currently the star of ...read more
An intelligent, articulate, young Jesuit, Matt Malone entered the Society of Jesus in 2002 and was ordained a priest on June 9, 2012. He holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Fordham University, Heythrop College and the University of London and the Catholic University of Louvain. Prior to his journalistic career with and leadership ...read more
A 51-year-old Italian priest, Dario Edoardo Viganò, born in Rio de Janeiro, began his new job at the Vatican on January 22, 2013, only weeks before the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Viganò’s main mission as director of the Vatican Television Centre (CTV) is to provide global TV and Internet feeds of what unfolds in ...read more
As a priest and licensed psychotherapist, Fr. James Flavin serves as the president of the Saint John Vianney Center. This renowned facility, located in Pennsylvania, specializes in the treatment of personal and psychological difficulties unique to Catholic clergy and consecrated religious. Witness host Fr. Thomas Rosica asks Fr. Flavin how wounded ministers in the church ...read more