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

Choir breathes sacred musical life into Advent


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.

A faithful shepherd never stops caring


Retirement is typically defined by its slower pace of life. But this isn’t the case for Fr. Vitaliano Papais. In fact, he is striving to lead an active retirement as he continues to serve our community of faith.

Christmas Drawing Contest 2022 winners


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

At Christmas we are committed to love

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

125 Christmases for Moravian star factory


Almost 800,000 Moravian stars in various sizes and colours will leave the factory in the German state of Saxony this year. At least one member of the production team has worked on each and every one of them.

Ukrainian priest offers inspiration during Advent


Tucked behind St. Stephen Protomartyr Ukrainian Catholic Church on 45th Street in Calgary is the residence of Fr. Michael Bombak, his wife Kimberly and children Tobias, Miriam, Georgia, Philomena and Ignatius.

Momentum builds to welcome single moms in Holy Mother Church


It was a humid August in Paris when Claire Brown learned she was pregnant. Working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute Curie, Brown was thousands of miles away from her family and friends in Canada. The father had already revealed himself as untrustworthy; he would later berate her for being “selfish” because she would not abort the child. 

‘Sister in faith’ chronicles gypsy faith


As a woman of faith, Canadian journalist Laura Ieraci has a pastoral heart — one that can lead her to distant pastures.

Francis’ reform rocks Caritas Internationalis


A dramatic shutdown of the Caritas Internationalis offices in Rome by papal decree was a surprise, and not a surprise, to the leaders of the 162 Catholic agencies that belong to the world’s second largest humanitarian network after the Red Cross.

‘They have the right to be children’


In far off places, I’ve seen children under armed guard, fenced in, sitting in the dust, holding themselves up on the edges of human existence — exiled to places where any notion of the rights of children seems fanciful, even sadly comical.