Thousands of Catholics experienced relief and forgiveness after confessing their sins March 6, sometimes after lengthy waits outside Reconciliation rooms and confessionals.
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A Jesuit priest from Slovakia, known in Western Canada for his physical strength, tireless work ethic and commitment to helping immigrants, died March 1.
Regis College has a new resident. Jesus the Homeless, a sculpture cast in bronze depicting Christ as a homeless man, was installed outside the Jesuit school of theology at the University of Toronto on Feb. 23.
Prior to entering the conclave to elect a new pope, members of the College of Cardinals held six days of meetings – called congregations – to discuss a wide range of issues facing the Church today.
Invoking the aid of the Holy Spirit and the holy men and women from all over the world recognized as saints, 115 cardinals processed slowly into the Sistine Chapel to begin the process to elect a pope.
VATICAN CITY – Online betting and trending sites were not the only outlets posting their papal predictions. Italian newspapers are historically the boldest and most confident in their daily speculations and conclave scenarios.
Human health depends on the health of the planet, says a theologian who also works as a naturopath and chiropractor.
TORONTO – There was severe hardship but no famine in West Africa last year. Crops failed, locusts and other insects consumed farmers' fields and at least 18 million people suffered through a food shortage.
Retired Auxiliary Bishop Tadeusz Pieronek of Sosnowiece, Poland, blesses the congregation.
As Holy Week and Easter Week approach, Catholics in the pews will pay closer attention to one particular ministry: the lectors.