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Did you know that, in a mere 11 hours, Pope Benedict will be in plane over the Mediterranean, en route to Spain? You’re not alone if this is the first you’ve heard of it. But if the Holy Father doesn’t figure into your plans this weekend, you will have missed one of the most visually ...read more
By Sabrina Di Matteo, editor of Haute Fidélité MONTREAL – On Saturday, October 30, the Olympic Stadium played host to one of the greatest religious events of its history. More than 48,000 people of all ages and origins filled the bleachers for the Mass of Thanksgiving in honour of Brother André – canonized as St. ...read more
By Sabrina Di Matteo, editor of Haute Fidélité MONTREAL – Nearly 1,000 pilgrims formed the official Montreal and St. Joseph’s Oratory delegation at Brother André’s canonization Mass, last October 17. A little over a week later, these 915 wizened travelers are back, hands and hearts full of pictures and treasured moments. Two people from the ...read more
The following message was delivered by Mr. Lawrence Cannon, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the residence of the Canadian Ambassador to the Holy See on Sunday evening after the canonization of Saint André of Montreal.  The speech was presented in French and English. Bienvenue du Ministre des Affaires étrangères, M. Lawrence Cannon à la ...read more
by Sabrina Di Matteo, editor of Haute Fidélité MONTREAL — Tens of thousands of pilgrims, among them 1,500 Quebecers, filled St. Peter’s Square in Rome Oct. 17 for the canonization mass of Br. André, humble porter of Montreal. At 4 a.m., Montreal time, 1,500 people squeezed into the crypt church of St. Joseph’s Oratory to ...read more
by François Gloutnay, editor of the Catholic media blog Nouvelles de l’ACPC Would Brother André, an humble man, be shy to learn he made the front page of many Canadian dailies? See here. The Calgary Herald carries a picture and this headline: “Brother André first Canadian-born man to become saint”.“From orphan to sainthood: Brother André ...read more
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