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Today on Perspectives Pope Francis holds a mid-flight press conference en route to the Philippines, he is welcomed to great fanfare in Manila and Toronto’s Chaldean’s have a new bishop. ...read more
“City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style. In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas……” Indeed, the shopping malls and streets of Toronto are dressed in the “holiday” style. Christmas trees, wreaths, candles, etc.. And yes! It is not easy to take a photo with Santa Claus because of the lineup. Yet it is ...read more
The Season of Advent helps us to prepare for Christmas where we recall in faith Christ’s coming among us. It is also a time in which we look at our present lives and reflect on the second coming of Christ in our own lives and at the end of the ages. It is definitely a ...read more
Here are some stories from across the Canadian Church this week: Ever wonder what its like to live in a place with no permanent priest? One community in La Ronge, Saskatchewan knows exactly what that feels like. One sister offers her presence as a means of spiritual support to the community. You may have heard ...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
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis’ weekly Angelus address, reorganization of the Roman Curia, the 35th Annual Cardinal’s Dinner in Toronto and Anglicans and Catholic in ecumenical dialogue. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, the Archbishop of Ottawa, His Grace Archbishop Terrence Prendergast addresses the tragedy in our nation’s capital, Pope Francis speaks to penal association, Pope Emeritus Benedict writes a document and a look at concert coming up in Toronto. ...read more
Salt and Light’s newest documentary, When I Think Of Annonay: Remembering the Origins of the Basilian Fathers, delves deeper into the rich history of the Basilian Fathers and their journey from a small town in the hills of Southern France, across the Atlantic to the establishment of their headquarters in North America. PREMIERE Sunday September 7th at ...read more
In Toronto’s St. Augustine’s Seminary, deacons, priests and bishops from all over the English-speaking world spent this past week working to improve on an important part of their ministry. Our Deacon Pedro was there. The Preaching Conference is one of the many gatherings throughout the year commemorating the 100th anniversary of St. Augustine’s Seminary in ...read more
In Vatican City this morning, His Holiness Pope Francis celebrated daily mass for and with survivors of clerical sex abuse. They included six survivors from Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom as well as a member of each of their families. Also present were the members of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors who ...read more