As I stood in Maskwacis, Alberta, witnessing Pope Francis arrive to deliver his much-awaited apology to the Indigenous peoples of Canada on their lands, I was cut to the heart. Two things struck me simultaneously. First, the suffering, pain, and intergenerational trauma that has wreaked havoc on Indigenous communities and families. Second, the humility, courage, more
As a freelance filmmaker, I recently worked for Salt + Light Media covering the Pope’s trip to Canada. As part of this trip, we were working on the second documentary in a series about reconciliation, what it means for the Church here in Canada, and how it can be brought about.  In advance of the more
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), gathered in Plenary Assembly this week, agreed upon a series of next steps related to the painful legacy of residential schools. This work builds on previous commitments to promote access to records, educate clergy on Indigenous cultures and spirituality, and contribute $30 million to healing and reconciliation initiatives more
  Pope Francis’ General Audience – Sept 28, 2022 On Wednesday, September 28, Pope Francis spoke to the audience at Saint Peter’s Square. Continuing the series of his Catechesis on Discernment, he speaks on the topic of prayer and growing in familiarity with the Lord. Read the full text of his address to the general more
On Sunday, September 25, at the conclusion of his celebration of the Mass, Pope Francis led the faithful at the 27th National Eucharistic Congress at Matera in a recitation of the Angelus. Before the Angelus, he gave a short reflection on the Virgin Mary.   Read the full text of his words below:   ANGELUS more
On Wednesday, September 21, Pope Francis spoke at Saint Peter’s Square on the topic of his recent apostolic journey to Kazakhstan. Read the full text of his address to the general audience below:     GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter’s Square Wednesday, 21 September 2022 Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! Last week, from Tuesday to Thursday, I more
  On Thursday, September 15, Pope Francis addressed the the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions at the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in Nur-Sultan following the reading of a final declaration. He thanks leaders for the time they have taken to participate in this critical dialogue.   Read the full text of his address more
  On the morning of Thursday, September 15, during his apostolic visit to Kazakhstan, Pope Francis Pope spoke during a meeting with bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons, seminarians and pastoral workers at the cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Nur-Sultan, encouraging all to embrace their faith with joy.   Read the full text more
  On Wednesday, September 14, during his apostolic visit to Kazakhstan, Pope Francis addressed leaders of world and traditional faiths as they meet for the socio-spiritual development of humanity after the pandemic. He notes that he hopes the journey of religions may be increasingly marked by friendship.   Read the full text of the words more
  On Wednesday, September 14, the second day of his visit to Kazakhstan, Pope Francis participated in Mass at the Expo Grounds in Nur-Sultan, on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Pope Francis speaks to the joyful witness of life we have as Christians by meditating upon the cross of Christ. more