Q&A: Wim Wender's unexpected film on the Pope

In a remarkable life that has progressed from studying film to reviewing films to making films, Wim Wenders has documented the lives of forgotten Cuban jazz musicians (in Buena Vista Social Club), explored the value of truth (in Paris, Texas) asked what really makes us human (in Wings of Desire) and shown us the value of making something, even something as impermanent as dance (in Pina).

Film shows Pope Francis is true to the Word

All of us who read this newspaper know that in the beginning was the Word. We all know that the Word was with God and the Word was God. But do we take this description of basic reality seriously enough to concede that the Word has real, practical meaning? 

Book review: Jesuit history is ripe for the picking

Conscience of a Nation: Jesuits in English Canada (1842-2016), Jesuit History Series vol. 3., edited by Jacques Monet, S.J. (Novalis, softcover, 224 pages, $34.95)

Documentary celebrates women’s voice in the Church

The role of a woman in the Church does not have to be second best. 

Canadian producer launches Catholic children's show

If we can teach children the importance of sharing and tidying up through a cheerful song on a TV show, then why can’t we use this same medium to teach them about the faith?

Saskatoon mom and daughter team up for prayer book

SASKATOON – Leah Perrault was already the author of two books when a publisher approached her last summer about writing a family-oriented resource book for Lent.

Prayer, Eucharist prepares Jim Caviezel for latest biblical role

Since he shot to fame 14 years ago after playing Jesus in Mel Gibson’s religious blockbuster The Passion of Christ, Jim Caviezel has turned down several biblical roles. 

St. John's Bible illuminates the Word of God

Kids like picture books. So why should children’s Bibles be any different?

Passion Play casts characters in new light

If Mary Magdalene could retell the story of Jesus’ resurrection, what would she say?

New documentary tells the story of L’Arche and Canadian founder Jean Vanier

Denver, Colo. – The French documentary “Summer in the Forest” depicts the lives of four disabled men and their unlikely friend: a philosopher born into a powerful and distinguished Canadian family, Jean Vanier.

Praying with paint: Iconography as a conversation with God

Love and pictures go together. You can piece together who and what anybody loves by the pictures on their phone, the pictures they hang on their walls, the pictures pinned to their cubicle at work and the pictures they’ve posted to Facebook.

A biologist's epic tale from a Communist regime to the Canadian Arctic

Wine from Raisins, A Life Transformed through Communist Gulag to Canadian Arctic by Josef Svoboda (Novalis, softcover, 240 pages, $27.95)