BLOG: Montreal
On Friday, April 29th, a mass will be celebrated for vocations to the ordained life in the Diocese of Montreal. It will be presided by Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal, at the Major’s Seminary Chapel. Various movements, communities, priests, religious and seminarians will be present at this Eucharistic celebration with a special contribution of the Challenge Choir. ...read more
Here are some of the things going on across Canada this week. In Montreal, Cardinal Jean Claude Turcotte has been entered palliative care. The RCIA program in Edmonton is overflowing. The Western Catholic Reporter explores why. An 80-year-old high school teacher in Vancouver makes headlines for refusing to slow down. And in Saskatoon, a Catholic ...read more
  On October 19th, 1904, the first Mass was celebrated in the Little Oratory in Montreal, dedicated to Saint Joseph and founded by St. André Bessette. On October 19th, 2010, nearly one hundred years later, Salt + Light Television launched its live broadcast of daily Mass from the crypt church in Saint Joseph’s Oratory. St. André ...read more
The seasons of Advent and Christmas seem to come so quickly and to be filled with many activities to say the least. In the everyday planning and preparations for family and community celebrations there are inevitably certain individuals who for whatever reason go unnoticed or unrecognized. They make important contributions. They are invaluable in their ...read more
Here’s what’s been making headlines in the church across Canada this week: In Montreal: Hockey legend Jean Beliveau passed away this week. The obituaries in national media focused on his hockey skill and his upstanding sportsmanship. None mentioned his commitment to his Catholic faith. Montreal Archbishop Christian Lepin will preside at the funeral Mass for ...read more
Sister Marilyn von Zuben was a missionary in Japan (1963-1976) and in Cameroon (1992-2010). Since she came back to Canada, she has been interested in the re-entry process of returning missionaries. She is starting a support group to help religious who, like her, are struggling with the difficulties of coming back to Canada after years ...read more