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The Church preaches social teaching, but is the world listening? Explore the Church’s role at the United Nations with Matthew Harrison and Kris Dmytrenko, as they reflect on a New York conference that examines the Holy See Mission to the UN. ...read more
While our approach to youth ministry varies from country to country and, in Canada, from province to province, Fr. John Yake argues that there is a model for youth ministry that can be followed. This is why programs such as COR (Christ in Others Retreat) and World Youth Day are successful in making disciples. ...read more
Today is Canada Health Day, and we thought it was the perfect opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Saint Elizabeth Health Care to Canadian society. Mary Rose Bacani interviews Shirlee Sharkey (President & CEO of Saint Elizabeth Health Care), Michael Decter (Chair), and Nancy Lefebre (Senior Vice-President of Knowledge and Practice) on Saint Elizabeth Health ...read more
Why is the practice of religion such a universal phenomenon throughout the history of cultures? Do religions still have a role to play in the secularized countries of the 21st century? Are religions currently evolving in pluralistic societies? An exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, entitled God(s): a User’s Guide, provides the inspiration for ...read more
Dublin, Ireland will host the 50th International Eucharistic Congress, June 10-17th, 2012. This is the second time Ireland will host the Universal Church, the last time being in 1932. Join host Cheridan Eygelaar as she speaks with Father Kevin Doran, Secretary General of IEC 2012, about the Congress that celebrates the summit and source of ...read more
This past Sunday was the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. For many of us, the image of a priest or religious comes to mind when we say ‘vocation’ but there’s also the permanent diaconate. Meet these great men, who’ve said yes to the call to serve. Host Pedro Guevara Mann explores the permanent diaconate. ...read more
A trip to Israel is more than a vacation. It’s a tour through biblical history, as well as an inner journey to meet Jesus. The people and places of the Holy Land testify to Him as a living Gospel account. On Catholic Focus, we take a pilgrimage to Israel. There, we go behind the scenes ...read more
Why is the practice of religion such a universal phenomenon throughout the history of cultures? Do religions still have a role to play in the secularized countries of the 21st century? Are religions currently evolving in pluralistic societies? An exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, entitled God(s): a User’s Guide, provides the inspiration for ...read more
On a recent episode of Catholic Focus, we tackled the issue of prostitution and the ongoing legal challenge to Ontario’s laws related to the sex trade. Today, a Court of Appeal reaffirmed parts of Justice Susan Himel’s controversial 2010 ruling that struck down three of those laws. In summary, the court agreed with Justice Himel ...read more
The most fundamental question about human existence is where do we come from? Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution has supplied a scientific explanation for nearly two centuries. The Catholic Church, while always maintaining belief in a creator, has accepted evolution as “”more than a theory”” but not as a wholesale explanation for the mystery of ...read more