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This week we learned that Pope Francis’ encyclical on human ecology should be released in June. Environmental groups welcomed the news warmly while skeptics told anyone who would listen that the pope is being taken for a ride by new-age tree huggers. Whatever one’s opinion on environmental issues, the encyclical has been written and is ...read more
In Toronto, different religious groups are working together by opening their place of worship on winter nights to keep the city’s homeless out of the cold. In Saskatoon, Bishop Don Bolen is calling on Catholics to get better informed about the cases of missing aboriginal women in the province and the country, and pray for ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis’ weekly Angelus address, fraudsters at the Vatican bank, Pope Francis address a conference at the Vatican and Salt + Light at the JPII Film Festival. ...read more
After a week of unforgettable moments in Toronto for World Youth Day, Pope John Paul II takes his leave of Canada. It was his third and final visit to Canada, but perhaps one of the most memorable. From Toronto he flew to Guatemala City to canonize blessed Pedro de San Jose Betancur. — Photo courtesy ...read more
While attending a World Youth Day itself has many immediate benefits, it would be a shame if its only benefits stayed trapped in the chronological time period within which they fell. The celebrations of World Youth Day last for a couple weeks. Putting the challenge of World Youth Day into practice takes a lifetime. Part ...read more
During WYD 2002 Pope John Paul II had lunch at the Strawberry Island retreat centre with a group of young people who represented the different continents. Here he is listening to Shirley Tso of Hong Kong and Daniel Sadera Kuntai of Kenya. — Photo courtesy of Catholic News Service ...read more