TORONTO – You may be blessed, but Ontario's Ministry of Transportation wants nothing to do with it. The provincial government won't allow drivers to be randomly blessed on Ontario highways and byways.
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The Cuba that Pope Benedict visited March 26-28 is a country where the Catholic Church enjoys significantly more freedom and official recognition than it did when Blessed John Paul II made the first papal visit to the island in 1998.
HAVANA – Pope Benedict met former Cuban President Fidel Castro in the apostolic nunciature in Havana March 28 and answered the ailing former leader's questions, the Vatican spokesman said.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA – In this Caribbean nation of 11.3 million, one of the greatest challenges to Catholic evangelization comes from Cubans who practise traditional African religions.
In his largest event during his three-day trip to Cuba, Pope Benedict pulled no punches and called for full religious freedom and greater respect for human rights on the island.
Canada's bishops are asking the government to explain a 68 per cent cut in CIDA funding to Development and Peace, but development experts and opposition politicians are offering explanations the bishops are unlikely to hear from the government.
OTTAWA – On Divine Mercy Sunday April 15, two bishops of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (ACCC) – Bishop Peter Wilkinson in Victoria, and Bishop Carl Reid in Ottawa - will lead their clergy and people into the Catholic Church.
As Easter approaches, it can be a daunting task to find a quiet moment of contemplation at any of Jerusalem's holy sites, but it is especially so at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
For Sandy Prather being the director of the Star of the North Retreat House in St. Albert "is like running a small hotel, only with God at the centre."
During Eucharistic Adoration we come into communion with the Lord, who helps us become like him, says Sister Gilberte Baril, a Dominican Missionary Adorer from Quebec City.