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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, (Imperial Theatre) Saint John, New Brunswick, October 1st, 2017 Dear brothers and sisters, In the three Bible readings we have just heard, we see that it is always the Lord who takes the first steps. It is always God who takes the initiative. He is always the One who comes ...read more
Last week we looked at how we really have no idea what love is and how inefficient our language is to describe this amazing thing (and command) that we call “love”. We came up with seven qualities of love or love types: 1. Agape (love of God or God’s love) 2. Philial (fraternal love; could ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, actor Leonardo De Fillipis tells us about the St. Benedict Press study program, Queen of Heaven and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Chris Bray. Author Lisa Duffy helps us heal after divorce and we meet Sounds of Prayer composer, Galloway Hiatt. Full program: [audio:SLRadio_170819.mp3] This program is ...read more
Thérèse Martin was born on January 2, 1873, in France. After their mother died, her two older sisters, Pauline and Marie, entered the Carmelite convent of Lisieux. These losses plunged young Thérèse into an emotional illness from which she was miraculously cured by the “Smiling Virgin” Mary. Early on, Thérèse dreamed of becoming a Carmelite ...read more
The Bishop's assembly has elected two Bishops to serve as the President, and Vice-President of the CCCB for the next term. ...read more
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