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At 08:15, 6 August 1945, Feast of the Transfiguration, the atomic bomb nicknamed the Little Boy was dropped by a B-29 bomber, and detonated at a height of 450 m over the city of Hiroshima to maximize its destructive effect. At that very instant, people’s faces were not transfigured but transformed. History was rewritten, not ...read more
The Director of Jesuit Refugee Services in Syria, Fr. Nawras Sammour, SJ visited Toronto last week to speak about the ongoing civil war and refugee crisis plaguing his home country. The event, which was co-hosted by Canadian Jesuits International and Development and Peace, was held at the Jesuit parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in ...read more
As we mark Armistice Day — now Remembrance Day — today, remembering is our duty and common responsibility. What is the best way to honour those who have died in war? Parades, rallies, memorial services, moving ceremonies with old veterans and the wearing of poppies are all good and important in our Canadian culture to ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis meets with leaders of the Old Catholic Church, CNS talks to Archbishop Shevchuk about the challenges facing families in Ukraine and a look at the Salt + Light Hour. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis holds his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square and Pax Christi speaks out against the coalition bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, we look at the deteriorating situation in Gaza and Vatican Radio talks to the Papal Nuncio to the Holy Land to get his assessment of the situation. Catholic News Service also takes a look back at the First World War a century after its inception and examines how the Vatican responded to ...read more