Western University project aims to preserve stained glass

Dr. Cody Barteet quickly became fascinated by the art and craft of stained-glass production when he joined St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in London, Ont., over a dozen years ago.

While theologically lacking, Jesus Revolution still groovy

The Woodstock generation gets religion in the warmhearted fact-based drama Jesus Revolution (Lionsgate). Refreshingly free of the usual objectionable ingredients, this generally appealing Evangelically-flavoured look back at a somewhat surprising chapter in Baby Boomer history is doctrinally dodgy but ethically uplifting.

Boldly going to frontier of ‘science and religion’

Are science and religion fundamentally opposed to each other? That common notion has “worked a lot of mischief,” said Bishop Robert Barron, who launched a new conference Jan. 13-14 to show how the Catholic Church champions “the unity of faith and reason.”

Steadfast Worship aiming for a ‘Louder’ new year

The up-and-coming Catholic youth band Steadfast Worship’s new song “Louder” is rippling soundbites within Toronto’s Catholic community, following its official release last month. 

Book delves into Vatican’s history of prohibiting books

The Catholic Church Index Librorum Prohibitorum (“List of Prohibited Books”), the list of publications deemed blasphemous or morally reprehensible in the view of the Sacred Congregation of the Index, is the subject of a new deep-dive academic research novel from St. Thomas University professor Dr. Robin Vose. 

Ireland and its massive influence on the world

The Catholic Church throughout much of the world was shaped by the Irish diaspora, the migration of eight million Irish men and women that took place (mostly) between 1760 and 1960.

Pope blesses Schmalz’s begging statue'

Pope Francis blessed a statue by renowned Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz that will be used in conjunction with a Vincentian Fathers and Daughters of Charity project to build homes for 10,000 people. 

Fr. Bedard champion of, for, the Church

Fr. Robert “Bob” Bedard (1929-2011), a beloved advocate of the Canadian and global Catholic communities, is the subject of an upcoming documentary-drama from award-winning Catholic filmmaker Kevin Dunn.

New film explores Mother Teresa's legacy of caring

The future of the Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa’s Sisters, is more of the same — more hope, more love, more care and compassion launched into the gaping wound of destitution, despair and neglect visible in every city in the world.