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S+L BLOG: Saskatoon



Here’s what’s been making headlines in the Church across Canada: More reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on assisted suicide. Archbishop Michael Miller sent this letter to Vancouver’s Catholics Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto and representatives of various groups focused on life issues also issued statements in the days after the ruling. Similarly, Bishop Donald ...read more
Here are some stories being talked about across the Church in Canada this week: When Pope Francis met recntly with people who have autistic disorders and their families, he called on everyone to work together to end the stigma that often comes with the disorder. One Toronto parish has been working on exactly that. Ever ...read more
In Toronto, different religious groups are working together by opening their place of worship on winter nights to keep the city’s homeless out of the cold. In Saskatoon, Bishop Don Bolen is calling on Catholics to get better informed about the cases of missing aboriginal women in the province and the country, and pray for ...read more
Here are some things that have been happening in the church across Canada: The Catholic Register in Toronto gives us a look at Canada’s Religious Freedom Office. Community groups representing live-in caregivers are skeptical of the federal government’s plan to give permanent residency to 60,000 foreign caregivers. In Saskatoon, Catholic Elders are looking how to ...read more
Here’s what’s been going on across the country: The Archdiocese of Toronto will be home to the country’s first Catholic funeral home (officially, that is. There are several small funeral homes across the country run by Catholic families) In Saskatoon, the diocese is sending its married couples on a date. It’s part of an annual ...read more
Here are this week’s stories from across the country: In Montreal, one Jesuit-run school is fighting for the right to teach Quebec’s mandatory “ethics and religious culture” course, Jesuit-style. In Toronto, the family health department at St. Michael’s Hospital takes on the health gap between high and low income patients. Christians in Saskatoon are working ...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
Saskatoon’s new Holy Family Cathedral rises 53 metres into the prairie sky, proclaiming the vitality of this growing prairie diocese. Filmed on the weekend of the cathedral’s Mass of Blessing, we meet the Bishop of Saskatoon, Most Rev. Donald Bolen, as well as one of the architects and the artist who designed the solar-power generating ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: We bring you news on the dismissal of a former Canadian bishop. It’s Wednesday and, as always, we take you to Rome for this week’s general audience. Finally, we continue our in-depth look at Saskatoon’s newest Cathedral. ...read more