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Tonight on Perspectives: The liturgical seasons have changed, but an even bigger transformation took place this weekend. Also, the Pope talks about the environment, as well as clergy sex abuse. And members of Catholic groups from across Canada gathered this weekend — we tell you why. ...read more
Sister Nuala Kenny is not your typical religious sister. That’s because she’s also a paediatrician, bioethicist, author an officer of the Order of Canada. A member of the Sisters of Charity of Halifax, Sr. Nuala also founded the founded the Department of Bioethics at Halifax’s Dalhousie University in 1996. Because of her obvious expertise in children’s ...read more
Are there times when forgiveness doesn’t come easy to you? Is there a particular offense that would take your entire will to pardon? Last week, we posed this question on Facebook and not surprisingly, sex offenses were among the most common answers. With that said, we are reminded of the radical nature of forgiveness. If ...read more
The Holy Father received the warmest of welcomes from Maltese dignitaries upon disembarking the Alitalia flight this evening in Malta. Despite concerns that the flight would not take place due to residual hovering ash clouds from Iceland’s volcano eruption this past Thursday, The Holy Father’s plane landed right on schedule with dozens of journalists, Vatican ...read more
It’s been a horrible week at the Vatican, and it’s only Tuesday. Last week, German bishops addressed claims that youth had been sexually abused by clergy in various Catholic schools. News surfaced that boys had been abused at an institution in Regensburg where Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, the Pope’s brother, had later been choirmaster. Press reports ...read more