For Archbishop Richard Smith, the ordination of three men to the transitional diaconate Aug. 27 was a clear sign "that the Lord is moving in wonderful ways here in providing for his people."
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OTTAWA – Canada and other western nations must stand up for religious freedom in those countries where religious freedom is restricted or non-existent, says international expert Christof Sauer.
Many recent high school graduates or university students face the summer looking for employment, adventure and travel. The lucky ones find all three in what many young people refer to as a GAP year. They can go to China and teach English for a year.
From age six onward, Catholic education has been a part of Dean Sarnecki's life.
OTTAWA – The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) is urging governments to stop hiding or in some cases failing to collect, information on publicly-funded abortion.
TORONTO – Margaret O'Gara, a past president of both the North American Academy of Ecumenists and the Catholic Theological Society of America, died Aug. 16 after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 65.
In a discussion paper released in July, Kairos said the focus on the anticipated wealth the pipeline would create threatens to obscure the magnitude of the challenges it would pose to the environment and to the survival of the aboriginal people whose territory it crosses.
ISTANBUL - Praying for the protection of the environment includes asking God's forgiveness for the ways each individual contributes to pollution, said the Ecumenical Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople.
Amnesty International is calling on Catholics and people of goodwill everywhere to press the government of Vietnam to release human rights activist Father Nguyen Van Ly.
Father Nilo Macapinlac, from Vegreville's St. Martin Tours Parish, will lead a diocesan pilgrimage to Rome and the Holy Land, Oct. 19-31.