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By François Gloutnay, editor of Catholic media blog Nouvelles de l’ACPC.Many articles in the Canadian and international press on the canonization of Brother André. Here are some excerpts.The Toronto Star columnist Rosie DiManno writes: “Alfred Bessette is now St. André. With upwards of 5,000 Canadians in St. Peter’s Square to witness the event, the Holy ...read more
By François Gloutnay, editor of the Catholic media blog Nouvelles de l’ACPC. On the eve of Br. André’s canonization, cyberspace is swarming with articles related to the event. In addition to Internet-based news media and blogs, groups and individuals will surely contribute to the online fray. On several occasions in the upcoming days, this blog ...read more
It was another busy day at the Archdiocesan Office in Quebec City as the Cardinal was about to address the media and answer their questions on abortion. This happened less than two weeks after Cardinal Marc Ouellet’s words, as reported in the media, caused a firestorm of critiques and personal attacks in la belle province. ...read more
Today, thousands will gather on Parliament Hill in Ottawa for Canada’s annual National March for Life. It’s a time of prayer, reflection, and witness to the dignity and sanctity of life.  Prior to gathering on the Hill, Mass is celebrated by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast SJ at the Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame.  The following is ...read more
Canadian Catholic News’ Deborah Gyapong interviewed Salt + Light Television CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, regarding the recent clergy sexual abuse scandal.  See the article below: Don’t allow focus on sexual abuse to “imprison us in the past” —Fr. Rosica By Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News April 13, 2010 OTTAWA (CCN)—As new revelations about old ...read more
Catholic commentator and director of CatholicCulture.org Phil Lawler has an excellent counter to the Associated Press story that was circulated last Friday about an Oakland abuse case.  See below: Journalists abandon standards to attack the Pope By Phil Lawler We’re off and running once again, with another completely phony story that purports to implicate Pope ...read more
England based Catholic review The Tablet published an interesting article by Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP, addressing the clerical-abuse scandal, that we share with you below.  You may also want to view Salt + Light Television CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica’s 2005 Witness interview with the Dominican priest HERE. Should I stay or should I go? Clerical-abuse ...read more
[The following article was written by the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus Carl Anderson, and originally appeared in the Monday March 26th edition of Zenit.] Twenty-five years ago, Pope John Paul II inaugurated the celebration of World Youth Day — to be celebrated on Palm Sunday each year. He understood — as does ...read more
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, handling matters of faith, doctrine, theology and the interpretation of Scripture, is one of the most important departments of the Vatican. One of its most illustrious prefects was Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, who headed the dicastery for 24 years prior to his election as Pope in 2005. He ...read more