Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

Human trafficking incidents reported by Canadian police declined from 546 in 2019 to 515 in 2020, according to Statistics Canada, but advocates for victims are under no illusion that the numbers are dwindling.

Catholics in Newfoundland are locked into an unsettling waiting game until the middle of the month, awaiting word on whether bids put in for churches by parish groups will be accepted.

This past weekend I enjoyed a brief phone chat with Faye McCreedy, the youth ministry coordinator in the Archdiocese of Vancouver’s ministries and outreach office.

Though a devout believer in Jesus Christ, Serbian-American filmmaker Yelena Popovic, the director of the newly released Man of God, did not foresee tackling religious subject matter in her professional career.

Back in 2009 Douglas Beaumont issued a challenge to Christian moviegoers. The U.S. academic wrote The Message Behind the Movie: How to Engage with a Film Without Disengaging Your Faith. It implored Christians who are hardcore resisters of Hollywood, and the ones who consume all things Tinseltown without discernment, to dig deeper.

I had the great pleasure to see Top Gun: Maverick last weekend. Considering the action flick netted a Memorial Day weekend record $156 million domestic box office haul, I was one of many Canadians and Americans taking the “highway to the danger zone.”

Spring and Summer 2020 was rocked by a wave of vandalism at religious sites all across Canada and the United States.

On June 5, Pentecost Sunday, Bishop Douglas Crosby will celebrate the 100th anniversary Mass for Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish overlooking Hamilton, Ont., from Hamilton Mountain.       

Catholic communities throughout Newfoundland are on the clock to save their parishes.

In the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary’s estimation, Sr. Marie (Anne-Marie) Rivier’s canonization journey dates back 180 years to 1842, four years after the French Catholic nun passed away at age 69 in Bourg-Saint-Andéol, France.