{mosimage}Pope Benedict XVI won't be coming to Canada this summer to help Quebec City stage the 49th International Eucharistic Congress and mark the city's 400th anniversary.

DVD helps prepare for congress


{mosimage}OTTAWA - The upper room, where Jesus held the last supper and where the Holy  Spirit descended at Pentecost, is also known as the cenacle.

Thus it is fitting that a new DVD prepared by organizers of the June 2008 International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City is called Encounters at the Cenacle.

Two nuns honoured with Order of Canada


{mosimage}OTTAWA - Two Catholic nuns have been named Members of the Order of Canada in recognition of their contribution to Canadian health care.

On Dec. 28, Governor General Michaëlle Jean named Sr. Margaret Smith of the Sisters of St. Joseph and Sr. Margaret Vickers of the Sisters of Charity among 61 new appointments to the Order of Canada.

CCO New Year's conference draws 450 to Calgary


{mosimage}CALGARY - Songs of praise to God replaced the clang of champagne glasses as young adults welcomed in the New Year at the stroke of midnight.

Still hope Pope will attend Eucharistic Congress


{mosimage}OTTAWA - Hope remains alive that Pope Benedict XVI will attend the 2008 International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City in June, despite evidence his travel calendar is filling up.

Catholic magazine targetted in human rights complaint


{mosimage}TORONTO - An Edmonton resident has filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission against Catholic Insight, a small Toronto-based magazine of opinion, news and analysis.

Bishops statement on Afghanistan expected soon


{mosimage}TORONTO - Canada’s Catholic bishops may have something to say about Canada’s role in Afghanistan before Parliament debates the issue in March.

John Paul II day bill reintroduced


TORONTO - On Dec. 13, MPP for Newmarket-Aurora Frank Klees once again introduced in the Ontario Legislature a bill to proclaim April 2 Pope John Paul II Day.

Unborn victims of crime bill debated in House


{mosimage}OTTAWA - The Unborn Victims of Crime Act (C-484) received its first hour of debate in the House of Commons Dec. 13, just before the House rose for a Christmas break.

Aboriginal council calls for path to reconciliation


{mosimage}OTTAWA - The Catholic Aboriginal Council for Reconciliation calls for Christians to “walk together in a path toward reconciliation,” noting that a chapter concerning the residential schools has closed.

Catholic faith is a social faith


{mosimage}TORONTO - The Catholic faith has always been a social faith that takes the material world and human bodies seriously, said Fr. William Ryan, S.J.


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Charles Lewis: We must open eyes to anti-Christian bigotry

Most of us take for granted the safety and peace of our houses of worship so when that is broken it is akin to being punched in the gut, Lewis writes.


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