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Welcome to the newest feature on the Salt + Light blog: our Week in Review featuring a rundown of Canadian stories about and from the church…with the occasional international story for good measure. In Regina, Archbishop Daniel Bohan is in talks with church officials in Vietnam about how the archdiocese can help Vietnamese seminarians become ...read more
You would think we are a religious nation. Some 1 in 3 Canadians – adding up to more than 10 million people – say that they are attending special Christmas services. To put things in perspective, that total in our allegedly secular nation easily exceeds the number of Canadians who earlier this year watched the ...read more
On March 19, the Catholic Church celebrates Pope Francis’ election to the papacy with a special Mass of Inauguration. Published below is a message from the Most Reverend Richard Smith, Archbishop of Edmonton and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. For broadcast times and more information about this historical Mass, visit our dedicated Habemus ...read more
Source: CCCB Website For the more than 1.2 billion Christians around the world who are members of our Church, this is an important and solemn moment. The Cardinals of the Catholic Church, in prayer and meditation, free from interference by the outside world, will begin their Conclave to elect a new Successor to the Apostle ...read more
This morning, CBC taped the “Mansbridge One on One” Interview with Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., inside St. Paul’s Basilica in Toronto. The focus of the interview was the transition taking place in the papacy and the upcoming conclave. Photos from the interview are attached below. Broadcast times are found below: cbc.ca/thenational/mansbridge/ Peter Mansbridge presents a ...read more
In preparation for their meeting today, Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton, also President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has written to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo. The aim of the letter was to assure them of the prayers and encouragement of Canada’s bishops. Published below is ...read more
On this special episode of Perspectives: The Weekly Edition, Andrew Santos, filling in for Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann, walks down memory lane and celebrates the 10th Anniversary of World Youth Day in Toronto. Santos is joined by Salt + Light CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica (former National Director of WYD2002), as well as David Knapp of CBC. ...read more
S+L’s Kris Dmytrenko gives us an inside look at a Mass with Canadian pilgrims on Day 2 of the 2012 IEC in Dublin, Ireland. Presiding at Mass was Archbishop Albert LeGatt of St. Boniface, MB. ...read more
One of the most important solemnities of the Catholic calendar is Corpus Christi, the celebration of Christ present in the Eucharist. Around the world there are numerous traditions connected with this feast. In the Middle Ages in Europe Corpus Christi processions were the most important events in the cities every year. Every one was waiting ...read more
Earlier today in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Monsignor Wayne Kirkpatrick, P.H. as Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Toronto, Ont. He will assist the Archbishop of Toronto, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, as well as the other Auxiliary Bishops: the Most Reverend John A. Boissonneau, William McGrattan and Vincent Nguyen. Cardinal Collins, in a statement, welcomed ...read more