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Our intrepid reporters, Marie and Andre Brunet of Winnipeg, bring us another look at what’s going on in Milan during the VII World Meeting of Families. Milan, Italy –  We are writing this from the Piazza del Duomo (the Milan Cathedral Square), where we await with large crowds and great anticipation the arrival of the ...read more
This post was submitted by Marie and Andre Brunet of Winnipeg. They will be providing blogs from Milan during the World Meeting of Families. In a matter of days, my husband André and I will be leaving on a pilgrimage – one of many we have embarked on in our lives.  Long before we were ...read more
Earlier today, the Permanent Council for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops released a pastoral letter on freedom of conscience and religion. Issued by the CCCB’s Permanent Council, the letter expresses concern about an “aggressive relativism” in Canada that seeks to relegate religion to the private sphere. More than that, the Permanent Council explains why ...read more
Thousands of pro-life supporters from across Canada gathered on Parliament Hill in Ottawa yesterday for the 2012 National March for Life. Khoi Vu and I had the great privilege in taking part in this year’s events. Cloudy skies and a constant threat of rain did not deter the young, old, man and woman from coming ...read more
Sunday, April 29 is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Pope Benedict XVI wrote this letter about this year’s day of prayer. Dear Brothers and Sisters, The 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, which will be celebrated on 29 April 2012, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, prompts us to meditate on the theme: ...read more
Last Friday, I was at St. Therese of Lisieux in Richmond Hill, Ontario for a presentation by the Sprit Movers.  If you’ve never heard of them,  the Spirit Movers is a dance troupe from the L’Arche Daybreak community, composed of people of all abilities who celebrate the gift of diversity through sacred dance. I first ...read more
We tend to forget about Joseph after the Christmas season, but his feast day provides the opportunity for us to contemplate the influential role he played in the life of Jesus. ...read more
by Mark Matthews, Undercover Hollywood Missionary When Carlos De la Vega decided he wanted to become a filmmaker rather than an engineer, he didn’t let lack of funds stop him. A native of Nicaragua, he went back home and wrote a script that his people could relate to. The result was Los Gallos no Lloran ...read more
Published below is a message from Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate for all of Ireland. In the Universal Church today, we celebrate the feast day of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. With great joy, on this, the Feast day of St Patrick, our National Apostle, I wish Irish people everywhere a ...read more
Andrew Santos had the chance to sit down with Laurie Friesen, Youth Director for the Ukrainian Eparchy of Saskatoon, at the 2012 Canadian Catholic Youth Ministry Network Conference in Ottawa, Ont. Nearly 300 Youth Ministers and Archdiocesan Youth Directors from across Canada gathered in Ottawa for this bi-annual event. ...read more