As the International Eucharistic Congress rapidly approaches, the Ark-carrying pilgrims have begun their descent from Northern Quebec. On the eighth week of 64 Days with the Ark, we follow the portageurs from Lac-Bouchette to Chicoutimi. Along the way we meet Pierre and Charlotte, whose mere presence on the pilgrimage is remarkable given that their marriage more
Last Friday I shared an excerpt from a devotion on the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I just wanted to comment further on a particular line of the passage. We must be very human, for otherwise we cannot be divine … I recently had some people turn down interviews because they did not feel worthy or more
I stumbled across a wonderful meditation on the Sacred Heart of Jesus in a prayer book of mine (Handbook of Prayers, Midwest Theological Forum, sixth edition 2005). I wanted to share an excerpt with you: “… note that God does not say: “In exchange for your own heart, I will give you a will of more
A while back I was listening to a morning talk show that I sometimes tune into. The host is a jaunty, garrulous guy who, with his female partner, easily keeps his listeners entertained daily with small talk for the duration. Like others in his craft, for listeners he has kind of become “part of the more
“I think the oddest thing about the advanced people is that, while they are always talking about things as problems, they have hardly any notion of what a real problem is.” – Uses of Diversity, G.K. Chesterton “G.K. Chesterton? Who’s that?” I expect most people would ask this question once I bring up the name more
“So, will we meet again?” It was an exchange I overheard between two old friends — whose days of youth had long passed — at the Catholic Media Convention last week. It wasn’t when will I see you next, it was will I see you again… their own limitations and mortality becoming more apparent as more
“I’ve lost a Cardinal,” I said to myself, panic-stricken. To have misplaced one of the 118 Cardinals able to vote in a conclave, this was certainly the lowest point in my professional career. I had been given a relatively simple task: escort Cardinal John Foley from the Catholic Media Convention to his interview at the more
[The following is the keynote address from the Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada, Marc Cardinal Ouellet, to the Catholic Media Convention, Toronto, May 30th, 2008.] “The New Evangelization and the Mass Media” Marc Cardinal Ouellet, Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada Distinguished Guests, Dear Friends, I wish to thank the Catholic Press more
[The following is Fr. Lombardi’s Address to the Toronto Catholic Business Leaders’ Breakfast, given on Friday, May 30th. Fr. Rosica’s introduction is at the bottom of the document.] Your Grace, Archbishop Collins, Reverend Fathers, Dear Friends, I am delighted to be here in Toronto and have this opportunity to meet you for this Mass and more
Thursday May 29, 2008 8th Week in Ordinary Time St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto 2008 International Catholic Media Convention Dear Friends, Thank you for the privilege of presiding at this Eucharistic Celebration in the magnificent Basilica of St. Paul in downtown Toronto. St. Paul’s was the first Roman Catholic Church in Toronto, begun in 1822. Initially more