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Here is a look at what’s been happening and what we’ve been reading about across the country this week: With all the news about Syria and the refugee crisis, it can be easy to forget that there are other parts of the world suffering as well. Here is a look at how one Canadian organization ...read more
Here’s some of what we’ve been reading across Canada this week: The Synod of Bishops has four Canadian bishops participating. Cardinal Thomas Collins shared his synod talk this week. It’s been about five months since Pope Francis’ encyclical on human ecology “Laudato Si” was released. Here is a look at how one religious community in ...read more
Here’s what we’ve been reading about this week across the country: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission submitted its final report on the effect of native residential schools. Here are the full 94 recommendations and here is some of the reaction. In Winnipeg, the chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs had this to say about ...read more
Here’s what Canadian Catholics have been reading about this week: The historical crime drama Murdoch Mysteries have become a prime-time TV hit in Canada and beyond. It turns out a character introduced in a recent episode was based on a real priest who taught at Winsdor’s Assumption University. In Winnipeg community groups want to transform ...read more
Here are some of the things making headlines across Canada: In Vancouver, the library at the University of British Columbia has acquired a 770 year old document. Why is it important to Catholics? It’s a papal bull issued in 1245 at the Council of Lyon. In Edmonton, historian and theologian Massimo Faggioli said Pope Francis ...read more
Here are some of the stories getting attention across the country this week: In preparation for October’s Synod on the Family, the Vatican has asked bishops to consult as many lay people, priests and religious as possible on topics related to the family. Canadian dioceses are going forward whole heartedly to reach as many Canadian ...read more