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When I was twelve years old a doctor in my parish, who was a  fairly active parishioner, announced that he was going to Mexico for a year to further his studies. I didn’t think much about it. The year went by and one day I noticed that he had returned. But what I really noticed ...read more
Catholic social teaching is an essential element of our Christian heritage and faith. Not only is it built on a commitment to the poor, but it is a commitment that arises from our experiences of Christ in the Eucharist. With that in mind, how can we make a life-long commitment and live out our baptismal ...read more
In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, we are told that, “To receive in truth the Body and Blood of Christ given up for us, we must recognize Christ in the poorest, his brethren.” In this episode of Catholic Focus, host Andrew Santos sits down with Dr. Andrew Simone of Canadian Food for Children, and ...read more
Schoenstatt is a Catholic community with secular institutes for men, women, sisters, priests, and federations for youth and families. This Catholic Focus episode is an introduction into the Schoenstatt community. ...read more
Today as we mark the World Day of the Sick and pray for those who suffer with illness, we thought to inspire you with the work of Saint Elizabeth health care. As an award-winning not-for-profit and charitable organization, Saint Elizabeth is known for its social innovation and breakthrough clinical practices. Their team of 6,000 nurses ...read more
As a medical doctor and professor at Queen’s University, Dr. Jacalyn Duffin has an interesting CV. Her specialty? Miracles. In her career, Dr. Duffin has surveyed more than 1,400 miracles pertaining to 229 different canonizations and 145 beatifications from 1588 to 1999. In this edition of Catholic Focus, host Jenna Murphy will examine the place ...read more
In 2010, an Ontario Superior Court struck down three laws related to prostitution, on the grounds that those laws put the lives of sex workers at risk. While the appeals process continues, so does the public debate. We profile organizations that help women and men leave prostitution, and speak with representatives of the Toronto police ...read more
Host Mary Rose Bacani discovers the heart-warming stories of pilgrims who travel to Saint Joseph’s Oratory from all over the world in search of peace, holiness and healing. She also visits the Cantins, a family from Southwestern Ontario that has one of the most impressive archives of Br. André in North America. ...read more
Novalis celebrates its first 75 years this year. Join host Cheridan Eygelaar and guests Joseph Sinasac, Publishing Director of Novalis, and Suzanne Spino, President of Bayard Canada, to find out about the remarkable story behind Canada’s largest religious publishing house. ...read more
I love books. I love going to bookstores and agonizing over which book I’ll read first, what I will re-read next, and (perhaps a little dejectedly) thinking about all the books I haven’t read yet. Somewhere amidst all my nuttiness, I also manage to convince myself that if I could just sleep a few hours a ...read more