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Tonight on Perspectives: It’s Tuesday, November 6 and Americans head to the polls. Also, Archbishop Celli tells us about the challenges of evangelization and a look at upcoming events across Canada. ...read more
As we wrap up another federal election (notably the fourth one in almost seven years), I would like to offer a few thoughts and tidbits about what I consider to be, the most exciting election I’ve seen in my time. I ‘ve always had a simple yet realistic idea that Canadians would elect either a ...read more
It’s becoming a common affliction across Canada: election fatigue. But as the country gets ready for its fourth federal election in seven years, the Church is reminding us just what is at stake. Hours after the government fell last week, the Canadian bishops released their 2011 Federal Election Guide. They want the faithful to evaluate ...read more
In Ottawa, speculation is growing about a possible spring election. When the federal campaign officially begins, religious leaders want poverty reduction to be front and centre. On Monday and Tuesday, a coalition of faith leaders met with 15 Members of Parliament in Ottawa. Their ambitious goal was to launch a national conversation about poverty. The ...read more
There are few better stewards of tradition than the Catholic Church. Even in matters unrelated to faith, morals or liturgy, precedence isn’t taken lightly. One example has been the practice of electing a president of the national bishops’ conference. These elections rarely garner much press because, following tradition, it is assumed that the vice-president will ...read more