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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
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
  Stueubenville Toronto Day 2 S+L team ready for day 2! #SteubieTO @steubieTO @archtoronto pic.twitter.com/LjMkR6KWVP — Salt + Light (@saltandlighttv) July 5, 2014 SteubieTO Day 2 began with a lively morning worship session led by the amazingly talented Ike Ndolo, his band and Jakie Francois!    Teens, chaperones and volunteers alike were all excited for ...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’s what’s been happening across the country this week: Vancouver has a new seminary. Six men from the Neocatechumenal Way are the first seminarians preparing for the priesthood at Vancouver’s new Redemptoris Mater seminary.  In St. Paul, Alberta a priest was shot and killed by a man who was later involved in a shootout with ...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
In light of Pope Francis’ statement to the Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, about having to analyze civil unions on a case by case basis, the Catholic Register looks at what happens when a Catholic marries and Atheist.In Saskatoon, highschool students are giving Ugandan orphans a chance to play. In Edmonton, Glen Argan looks at ...read more
Issues of an ecumenical and interfaith nature hold a special place in my heart. In John’s gospel account, I hold Jesus’ words to be true when he speaks with his disciples and says, “Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. I made ...read more
To some, the leadership of the Church represents a distant, shadowy club. The term “hierarchy” has been irreparably damaged, so loaded with connotations of stodgy elites isolated in plush curial offices. But those who actually know the leaders of our Church can see a very different image. The Cardinal Archbishop of Toronto, Thomas Collins, is ...read more