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Now, here’s an interesting fact. This wasn’t the first time Canada was consecrated to the Virgin Mary. The first, was in 1947, during the National Marian Congress in Ottawa where the event was witnessed by over 200,000 people. So why do it again 70 years later? Conference President, Bishop Douglas Crosby, talks to Emilie Callan about why it was important for the Bishops to consecrate the country once again. ...read more
On September 29, the Church commemorates the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael – angels in the big leagues! Michael is the captain of the heavenly host; Gabriel foretold the coming of the Messiah; Raphael brings prayers before God. Since 1670, the Catholic Church has commemorated the angels of the minor leagues, Guardian Angels on October ...read more
Fete Des Saints Martyrs Canadiens Consecration Des Diocese Du Canada Au Coeur Immacule De Marie 150e Anniversaire de la Confederation Du Canada 50e Anniversaire de Developpement et Paix « Vivre habités par l’esprit du Verbe incarné » Chers frères et sœurs, Dear brothers and sisters, Dans une lettre à son fils Claude à l’automne 1649, ...read more
The CCCB commemorated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, with an ecumenical prayer service. The co-presiders share their sentiments on the event. ...read more
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – October 1st, 2017 Immediately preceding today’s Gospel story, Jesus has returned to the Temple (Matthew 21:23a) and reclaimed this sacred space for his healing ministry (21:14) and the stage for teaching and challenging his opponents. The chief priests and elders of the people continue to pressure him: ...read more
In Rome today, Pope Francis prayed the Angelus with pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday. He reflected on the day’s Gospel, which recounted the parable of the landowner and the wage-earners. The Pope went on to say that the message of that story is this: “In the Kingdom of God there are no idle ...read more
Watch Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB celebrate Mass for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Sunday, September 24, 2017 ...read more
I realized that there were love problems when my wife’s best friend was married. I remember driving her and her new husband to the airport hotel after the wedding reception – they were on their way to Jamaica the next morning. As they got out of the car in the hotel driveway, some guy who’d ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we speak with youth ministry experts Sr. Mechtilde O’Mara and Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt about portraits of faith and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Josh Blakesley. Author Tom Hoopes tells us how to know what Pope Francis really said and we meet the Catholic Band, The Thirsting. Email us ...read more
In this video, Fr. Rob Galea lists ten things God can’t do, with drone shots from across the Maltese Islands. Follow Fr. Rob Galea! http://www.FrRobGalea.com Social Media: @FrRobGalea ...read more