Mickey Conlon

Mickey Conlon

The Toronto Sisters of Life are opening up a new chapter in their ministry in the heart of the city.

Liz Lambert will be taking on the greatest physical challenge of her life Sept. 29 when she takes the plunge to swim two-kilometres of the frigid San Francisco Bay from the famous Alcatraz Island to the mainland.

It would seem the war over euthanasia is over, but the fight is not ending for Alex Schadenberg.

The call to cancel the upcoming Synod of Bishops on Young People to focus instead on the life of bishops is “short-sighted” and not in the best interests of the Church or youth, says a Canadian Catholic who helped shape the pre-Synod document for next month’s meeting in Rome.

From roots planted in the troubled North-Central neighbourhood of Regina has blossomed a unique group of youth who are making strides to break the cycle of poverty that is their everyday reality.

For the first time in ShareLife’s history, Catholic parishioners have crossed the $13-million threshold when it comes to helping those most in need.

It started with Jennie McRae wanting to celebrate her French-Canadian roots, but circumstance soon took over and launched her on a greater journey.

Fr. Roger Yaworski says Loyola House can’t guarantee people will like its Full Spiritual Exercises Experience. The retreat director might not be to their liking, the retreat itself might not meet their expectations, even the food might not tantalize their taste buds.

Like Job, Msgr. Peter Coughlin understood that everything in his life was God’s will. 

Wherever they went, participants at the World Meeting of Families couldn’t escape the pall cast by the abuse scandal that has reared its head in the Catholic Church once again.

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