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Father’s Day offers us a good opportunity to consider seriously the crisis of fatherhood in the world. The present challenges to fatherhood cannot be understood in isolation from the culture in which we live. Many people today ask whether fathers are really necessary or even desirable for the raising of children. In spite of the ...read more
This Sunday at 9 pm ET (with an encore presentation on Wednesday June 20th at 9pm ET) “Eye on the Church” will focus on the true story of heroism and faith seen through the recent history of St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s Newfoundland. Oftentimes we take things for granted. The food we eat, the ...read more
Today we celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Hers is a heart which has been pierced, and hers is a heart that has pondered — pondered the wonders and mysteries of her Son, the Incarnate Word. But not just pondered, but treasured! (Luke 2:51) Let us treasure all that has been given ...read more
Today we celebrate the great feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This devotion became widespread through the efforts of St. Maragaret Mary Alacoque in the late 1600s. And what is the significance of the Sacred Heart? We often think of the heart as the center of the person; we speak of beating hearts, we ...read more
The president of the Italian Bishops has received another death threat. It’s one of just several Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco has had to endure over the last six months, though the gravity of the threats have increased. This time it came in the form of an envelope, containing three bullets and a message which read “I ...read more
Think being Catholic is just going to Mass on Sunday? You may want to reconsider that thought after Wednesday’s episode of Catholic Focus (airing at 7pm and 11pm ET, with a Saturday repeat at the same times) As you may have read on this blog, myself, associate producer Kris Dmytrenko, and cameraman Wally Tello headed ...read more
On June 4th, I had the privilege of watching a short video produced by St. Marguerite d’Youville Secondary School on CBC. The piece was actually from an assignment in D’Youville’s Grade 11 Communications Technology course. The short segment, “Nothing Isn’t Always Nothing”, won the Making the Grade 2 Video Contest sponsored by CBC Television. I ...read more
Did you know actor Martin Sheen took his name from the great television preacher Archbishop Fulton Sheen? Did you know Archbishop Sheen’s TV program drew in as may 30 million people on a weekly basis?!?! To learn more about this extraordinary priest and pioneer in communications watch this evening’s new edition of Catholic Focus, airing ...read more
What an adventure!! Months and months of reading have brought me to this page: the last episode of this season of Word for Word. And how appropriate – tonight we feature a book all about adventures. In “Let the Little Children Come to Me,” we interview Dr. Nancy Reeves and Linnea Good, authors of Adventures ...read more
On Friday June 1, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI approved a series of decrees clearing the way for the canonization of two women and formally recognizing the martyrdom of 188 Japanese Catholics, 127 victims of Spanish Civil War and an Austrian layman executed for refusing to fight in the Nazi army. With the publishing of the ...read more