During his many years at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith as well as during his pontificate, Pope Benedict XVI made incisive contributions to the search for Christian unity, although some of his teaching also was read as ecumenically insensitive.

The late Pope Benedict XVI's disgust over the abuse scandals marring the church was made evident even before his election as pope.

In trying to help people understand how belief in God is a natural part of life and provides grounding for the values that protect human dignity and peaceful coexistence, the late Pope Benedict XVI saw Jews and Muslims as natural allies.

Mere memory is not enough for the year we have just lived. Misty-eyed nostalgia would be a sin. It would fall far short of the mark.

Christmas was wonderful that year. So was New Year’s. This, despite the coldest dose of reality that I’d been hit with. 

Canadian Christian singer-songwriter Steve Bell is back on the road and sharing his music with live audiences for the first time in two-and-a-half years. 

The pay it forward spirit is thriving in Canadian Catholic schools this Christmas season. 

King David authored Psalm 101, a lyrical commitment to honour and follow the Lord as the shepherd boy readied to become king of Israel. The prodigious harpist, lyricist and composer possessed the intuition that music could be used to powerfully praise the wonders and majesty of Almighty God.

See this year's winners of the annual Christmas Drawing Contest.

The full text of the Christmas message from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.