Protestantism’s ‘fatal flaw’ draws Lutheran to Catholic Church

EDMONTON - After almost 60 years as a Lutheran, Fr. Joseph Jacobson entered the Catholic Church.

Following his conversion, he prepared and privately published a 68-page volume titled A Gift of Love, The Joys and Treasures of a New Catholic. Its purpose is to give a serious account of why he became Catholic, and what he learned and experienced afterwards.

Helping find God’s place for you

TORONTO - For the past two years, Jennifer Ellis has been spending Saturday afternoons in good company.

Looking after spiritual needs in the golden years

TORONTO - Sr. Mary Rose Marrin is attempting to fill a ministry gap in the Archdiocese of Toronto for a demographic that is continuing to grow: those reaching their golden years. 

Jesuit Volunteers taking it to the city streets

Toronto - Jesuit Volunteers Canada is going to town. The rural-based, one-year service program is recruiting volunteers for an urban expansion into Toronto.

Seeds of vocation planted in Catholic schools

Recently I met with a former student of mine who is looking forward to his ordination. We discussed other students, memories and events, things that happened during his years at our school. As I was about to leave he said, “You know, school was where my vocation started. It was where the first seed was planted. Catholic schools that I attended helped shape my faith.”

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A ‘Gift of Life’ triggers call to save others

TORONTO - Shortly after immigrating to Canada, a then 25-year-old Tom Mirtrovski discovered his kidneys were failing.

Finding meaning in creation through a lens

Sometimes it seems like allCanadian art is really aboutlandscape. From the Group ofSeven’s Fred Varley to DanielTaylor there have been great portraitists.From Jean-Paul Riopelleto Kazuo Nakamura there havebeen great abstract painters.From Joe Fafard to David RubenPiqtouqun Canada has producedgreat sculptors.

Finding meaning in creation through a lens

Sometimes it seems like allCanadian art is really aboutlandscape. From the Group ofSeven’s Fred Varley to DanielTaylor there have been great portraitists.From Jean-Paul Riopelleto Kazuo Nakamura there havebeen great abstract painters.From Joe Fafard to David RubenPiqtouqun Canada has producedgreat sculptors.

Physical challenges don’t hinder Lori Kemp’s faith

VANCOUVER - Almost every day for the last threeyears, a determined, wheelchairboundwoman has travelled fromher home in downtown Vancouverto Holy Rosary Cathedral for dailyMass.

Giving up a prosperous life for religous call ‘liberating’

COCHRANE, ALTA. - It began simply enough. JoachimOstermann “thought it would bea nice break” when his Vancouverparish said a retreat was being heldat Westminster Abbey.

Chaplain at his best relating to the student

TORONTO - Linton Soares believes that a school chaplain can be one of two things for their students.

Have Bible, will travel

TORONTO - While many in their early 20s are called to travel by a sense of adventure, Fr. Pedro Torres was called to travel to become closer to God by doing His work.

Ordinary life turns extraordinary

OTTAWA - When Alice Fougère, 62, experienced a personal encounter with Jesus Christ in 1998 she had no inkling that God’s plan included her founding a new religious order.