For Mary Jo Leddy the question on the cover of her new book leads immediately to other questions. Why Are You Here? is Leddy’s way of asking Canadians, “Who are we? And who do we want to be?”

The Browns hit all the right notes at 60 years of marriage

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For 60 years, David and Jeannette Brown have made beautiful music together.

January 31, 2019

Pilgrim's dairy: Hurting my ankle was just what I needed

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think I had a lot of unanswered questions before my trip to World Youth Day. But God answered questions I didn’t even know I had. 

January 30, 2019

Pilgrim's diary: Volunteers' sacrifice made our faith more real

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“Put service and mission first and you will see that everything else will follow.” - Pope Francis, January 27, Panamá WYD Volunteer Gathering

January 30, 2019

Global 'symphony' of WYD challenges nationalism, walls, Pope Francis says

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VATICAN – The joyous harmony of people coming together from so many different nations for World Youth Day stands in sharp contrast to today's "sad" situation of confrontational nationalist feelings, Pope Francis said.
January 29, 2019

Jean Ko Din in Panama: WYD leaves behind a wealth of memories

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Packing up after a pilgrimage, you sort through the souvenirs you’ll bring home. They are reminders of friends made, marvels witnessed and lessons discovered along the way.
January 29, 2019

Pope Francis calls on youth lead the way for Church and community

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PANAMA CITY – Jesus is a God of now, Pope Francis told a crowd of more than 600,000 young people at World Youth Day in Panama.
January 24, 2019

Pilgrim’s diary: We’re here, and we’re ready

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PANAMA CITY — I stood on a stage, looking out over a sea of young pilgrims. I had seen such crowds before, but never with such profound diversity. Flags representing countries from all over the world waved under the hot Panama sun. Despite the heat, there was a great sense of excitement and great expectation.

Shona Mass is a little bit of home for Zimbabweans in Edmonton

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EDMONTON – On a wintry Sunday morning in an Edmonton church, Eve Masenda ties a blue chitenge — an African sarong-like garment — around her daughter’s waist before Mass begins. 

January 28, 2019

As WYD Panama closes, Pope urges volunteers to keep serving

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PANAMA CITY – Just before leaving the physical and human warmth of Panama Jan. 27, Pope Francis stopped to thank the thousands of official volunteers, young and old, gathered at the capital city's Rommel Fernandez Stadium to tell them that they had just participated in an event similar to one that took place early in Christianity.
January 27, 2019

World Youth Day 2022 will be in Portugal

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PANAMA CITY – Lisbon, Portugal, will open its doors to the world's young people in 2022 for the next World Youth Day.