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Here are some stories from across the Canadian Church this week: Ever wonder what its like to live in a place with no permanent priest? One community in La Ronge, Saskatchewan knows exactly what that feels like. One sister offers her presence as a means of spiritual support to the community. You may have heard ...read more
In 1934 Archbishop Angelo Roncalli was sent to Turkey and Greece as Apostolic Delegate. There he fostered harmony among various national groups in Istanbul in a time of anti-religious fervor under Kemal Ataturk. Archbishop Roncalli introduced the use of the Turkish language in worship and in the official documents of the church and eventually won ...read more
Below you will find the full text of Pope Francis’ homily during Mass at the Cathedral of Istanbul: In the Gospel, Jesus shows himself to be the font from which those who thirst for salvation draw upon, as the Rock from whom the Father brings forth living waters for all who believe in him (cf. ...read more
Three priests and a layperson where arrested in Spain after Pope Francis encouraged an abuse victim to take his case to authorities. The victim, a 24 year old, male,  Opus Dei supernumerary, wrote to Pope Francis after hearing the pontiff statements about zero tolerance for abusers and people who cover up abuse. Upon reading the ...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
Join Salt + Light for the premiere of The Gist! A dynamic trio from Boston, Danielle Bean, Rachel Balducci and Carolee McGrath, host this talk show using humour and personal experience, to cover a variety of topics on motherhood and family life. The Gist season 3 premieres Wednesday, December 3 at 9:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm PT. ...read more
The full text of Pope Francis’ address to Religious Leaders in Turkey can be found below: Mr President, Religious and Civil Authorities, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to meet with you today in the course of my visit to your country.  I thank the President of this distinguished office for his cordial invitation which ...read more
Pope Francis arrived for his Apostolic Trip to Turkey on November 28, 2014 and was greeted with a crowd at the airport. Find the full text of his welcome address below: Mr President, Mr Prime Minister, Distinguished Authorities, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to visit your country so rich in natural beauty and history, and filled ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis speaks about outreach to people living in urban centres, CNS talks to Evangelical Pastor Rick Warren about where Catholics and Protestants can work together and a look ahead at our broadcast schedule for the Holy Father’s Apostolic Journey to Turkey. ...read more
In the heart of Montreal, there is a very special house with a lovely name communauté Vita-Joie (Live Your Joy). In 2009, the sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame moved into this house to welcome two new candidates, Andrée Maheu and Violaine Paradis. When the sisters were received as novices, the house became a novitiate. ...read more