BLOG: Benedict XVI
Every year, a delegation from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) heads to the Vatican to meet with departments of the Roman Curia. Today they went to the top office — that of Pope Benedict XVI in the apostolic palace. The year’s group consists of the newly elected President of the CCCB, Archbishop Richard ...read more
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Tonight on Perspectives: Leaders of different faiths gather in Assisi to pray for peace and justice. Plus, we take a look at what’s happening across the country. ...read more
“Violence and terrorism are incompatible with the authentic spirit of religions.” -Rt. Rev. Dr. Munib Younan, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land “We, humanists in dialogue with believers, commit ourselves together with all men and women of good will to building a new world in which respect for the ...read more
Twenty-five years ago, John Paul II joined leaders of other world religions for a historic encounter in Assisi, Italy. Tomorrow, his successor makes his own journey to the town of St. Francis for the “Day of Reflection, Dialogue and Prayer for Peace and Justice”. Benedict XVI typically travels by plane, but tomorrow he will be ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Benedict XVI canonizes three new saints and makes some important appointments for the next Synod of Bishops. We also take a look back at the Canadian Bishops’ Plenary Assembly. ...read more
These are the Church’s three newest saints: a bishop with a missionary heart, a rope-maker who taught women, and a spirited priest from Como, who became a missionary of sorts in his 70s. They share a few features: they all founded religious orders and they all felt called to serve the disadvantaged, whether they were ...read more
Following his speech at the German lower parliamentarians, Pope Benedict XVI  met with Representatives of the Jewish Community. The Holy Father remembered the Shoah: “Today, I find myself in a central place of remembrance, the appalling remembrance that it was from here that the Shoah, the annihilation of our Jewish fellow citizens in Europe, was ...read more
Today at 6pm, Pope Benedict arrived at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin for the first Celebration of the Holy Eucharist of this year’s visit to Germany. After arriving and the traditional drive-through, the Holy Father was welcomed by the Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit. The Stadium was filled to capacity, with some 70,000 people in ...read more
Today, Thursday, September 22, Pope Benedict began his first State Visit to Germany with a visit to the Bundestag, the lower house of Parliament. This is the third time that a Pope addresses a Federal Parliament: Pope John Paul II addressed the Parliaments in Warsaw and in Rome. The Holy Father reminds German politicians that ...read more