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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
This is what has been happening across the country this week: In Ottawa, the government has made changes to the immigration rules for refugees and their families. Some say the changes could tear families apart. In Regina, Archbishop James Weisgerber was presented with the St. Edmund Campion medal by Campion College. In Edmonton, a Development ...read more
Here’s what’s been happening in the church this week: Antigonish is closing two churches due to “population decline”. One of the churches is considered the “mother church” of Sydney, N.S. Meanwhile, the Archdiocese of St. Boniface takes a look at the future of it’s parishes. Catholics in Caledonia, Ontario are waiting to find out why ...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’s what’s happening across Canada this week: In Brampton, Ontario a Ukranian Catholic Church that was built with the help of parishioners, burned to the ground over the weekend. In Winnipeg, the director of the archdiocesan refugee sponsorship program says the Canadian government is abandoning Afghan refugees in an increasingly tense Russia. In Vancouver, Catholic ...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
This was my third “Canadian Christmas” since I started working at Salt and Light. I got to spent my Christmas time in Vancouver. Being far away from my family at Christmas time is never easy, but the wonders of technology make the distances short. I can always be with my family even from far away ...read more
by Elizabeth Krump It’s part of the human condition: we all crave connection. Friendship, fellowship, relationship – these are enormously important concepts to us. We have a desire to understand and be understood, to love and to be loved, not just in a romantic way, but in an emotional and spiritual way. And while it ...read more
Today on Perspectives: the date for the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII has been set. At the same time Pope Francis released another papal chirograph, establishing a Council of Cardinals to advise him on how to govern the church. In Canada, Vancouver hosted a Truth and Reconciliation event which ended ...read more
Today on Perspectives: Pope Francis asks the faithful at St. Peter’s “what do you desire?” and speaks about how the desires of the heart lead us towards God. Also, Catholic News Service gives us a look at the importance of Charismatic Renewal in the Brazilian church, and Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver has a special ...read more