Teeing up the historic Papal Visit to Canada from July 24-29, Salt and Light Media Foundation unveiled a 59-minute documentary entitled Walking Together on July 17, chronicling the landmark meetings hosted at the Vatican between Pope Francis and representatives of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples in March and April.

Oblates widen access to personnel files

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Ahead of Pope Francis’ journey to Canada, the Oblate Fathers have retired their longstanding practice of keeping personnel files secret until 50 years after the death of an Oblate Father or Brother.

Court approves sale of St. John’s properties

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The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador has ratified the sale of 43 properties owned by the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of St. John’s, including 12 parish churches, with dozens more looming.

Reconciliation fund approves first project

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Nine months after Canada’s Catholic bishops committed to it, the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund is up and running.

Donors helping cover papal visit costs

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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has turned to a wide variety of donors to help it with the $15-million cost for hosting Pope Francis in Canada.

Indigenous priest shares practices that will be part of Pope Francis' Canada trip

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When Pope Francis travels to Canada to apologize to Indigenous communities for the way the Catholic Church joined efforts to uproot them from their traditional culture and spirituality, their traditions will be on full display.

Papal Mass tickets pulled from resale site

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Scalpers have pounced on the potential of Pope Francis’ visit to Canada, but at least one ticket reseller has just said no.

Development and Peace targeting hunger with matching fund

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In a hungry world, Development and Peace is giving Canadian Catholics a chance to save lives. Using its partnership with Canadian Food Grains Bank, Canada’s Catholic development agency is taking advantage of an Ottawa matching fund to get money and the food it can buy to starving people.

Family finally reunited under one roof

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After years of being separated due to the health-care needs of their youngest child, the Jobin family is finally reunited under one roof.

Welcoming strangers for 75 years and beyond

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Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church in Ottawa is celebrating 75 years as a parish this year, but its legacy as a welcoming place goes back a lot further.

Priest innocent of abuse still has name shamed

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A Catholic priest falsely accused of sexual assault on children at an Alberta residential school will not get his name returned to the school that bore his legacy since it was founded in 1969.