Pope Francis visits children of Vatican employees attending summer camp

Children of Vatican employees began their summer holidays at a new outdoor sports area and pool as part of an annual summer program.

Love your neighbours, for they all are in need of special care

The Bible Book(s)/Chapter(s) to read each day for week 7: Sunday, July 21 to Saturday, July 27, 2024.

Vatican approval of apparitions would now be 'exceptional,' doctrine chief says

Vatican rulings on allegedly supernatural phenomena, such as Marian apparitions, will continue to be released publicly, but official validation of an event's supernatural status -- as has happened at Lourdes, Fatima and Guadalupe -- would be "exceptional," the Vatican's doctrine chief said.

Blessings are for friends and enemies alike

The Bible Book(s)/Chapter(s) to read each day for week 6: Sunday, July 14 to Saturday, July 20, 2024.

Synod document seeks responses to welcoming, serving everyone

The working document for the October assembly of the Synod of Bishops on synodality has called for responses to how all the baptized can better serve the Catholic Church and help heal humanity's "deepest wounds."

Canadian Sister Marie-Leonie Paradis to be canonized on Oct. 20

Canadian Sister Blessed Marie-Leonie Paradis, founder of the Institute of the Little Sisters of the Holy Family of Sherbrooke, will be declared a saint on Oct. 20.

Your gifts, talents can help out in your community

Bible Book(s)/Chapter(s) to read each day this week.

God is always faithful to His people

Readings for Week 3: Sunday, June 23 to Saturday, June 29, 2024

God reveals Himself, but remains a mystery

My mother was an eager learner, but with little patience for pretence. She’d recount her dismay at asking a school teacher about the dogma of the Trinity, only to be shut down by being told: “It’s a mystery,” as if to say: "You can’t ask or learn about this; you must accept it without question." This she could not do, because she loved God. Her mind never gave up but always went further, equally willing to learn from her little children’s questions and from the lectures of her Basilian professors. (She appreciated having studied with professors of the calibre of Fr. Henry Carr). She delighted in learning, listening and talking about the mystery of the Trinity.

The Lord’s presence is with us

Readings for week 3: Sunday, June 23 to Saturday, June 29, 2024

Young Italo-Canadians preserve faith and culture traditions

Clad with festive aprons and red bandanas, a group of enthusiastic Italo-Canadians rolled up their sleeves to partake in a traditional Italian bread-making workshop on in honour of the culturally significant feast of Santa Maria Salome (St. Mary Salome).