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Three days after the demise of Hiroshima, on 9 August 1947, a second atomic bomb devastated the port city of Nagasaki. The “Fat Man” bomb, with 6.4 kg of plutonium and supposedly 30% more destructive power than the Hiroshima counterpart, missed the original city centre target by 3 km and hit the Urakami valley area ...read more
Last week, we saw that because God loves us freely, faithfully, fruitfully and totally, Married Love, has to be free, faithful, fruitful and total. This is why we can say that in Marriage we come closest to loving another person the way God loves us. But can we do that? Can I love my wife the ...read more
At 08:15, 6 August 1945, Feast of the Transfiguration, the atomic bomb nicknamed the Little Boy was dropped by a B-29 bomber, and detonated at a height of 450 m over the city of Hiroshima to maximize its destructive effect. At that very instant, people’s faces were not transfigured but transformed. History was rewritten, not ...read more
Arturo Mari probably spent more time with St. John Paul II than anyone else. He worked more than 53 years as a papal photographer and produced millions of photographs of Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II and Benedict XVI. He began taking pictures for the popes when he was ...read more
Pope Francis has returned to his regular schedule of activities at the Vatican. He held his first general audience this week after taking a one month break. His statement that divorced and remarried Catholics should not be treated as if they have been excommunicated made headlines around the world. However, the real issue that the ...read more
In the photo above, Lino Rulli (left), Fr. Michael J. Denk (middle), and Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB (right) stand together for a group photo in the Salt + Light Chapel. Here, the chapel was the back drop for a TV shoot. From July 13th to July 16th, Lino Rulli (Twitter: @linorulli), host and personality of The Catholic Guy radio show ...read more
For almost 2000 years, Christians have called Mosul, Iraq home. Today, not one home is left. Persecuted. Killed. And forced to flee. Christians and others have been forced to flee. Hundreds of thousands have been made homeless, destitute from food, shelter and medical care. Make a difference today: http://ChristiansAtRisk.org/ ...read more
Last week we learned that God not only created Marriage, but He has a design for Marriage. This was the plan from the beginning. When the Book of Genesis says that God created humans male and female in his likeness and image and then he blessed them and told them to be fruitful and multiply ...read more
Here’s a look at some events and activities happening across the country that you might want to check out if you live in one of these areas. The Archdiocese of Halifax – Yarmouth is celebrating the building of a new church! On August 9, Archbishop Mancini will bless the land for the new St. Marguerite ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For June 2015, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Volunteers– That volunteers may give themselves generously to the service of the needy. Outreach to the Marginalized– That setting aside our very selves we may learn to be neighbors to those who find ...read more