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TORONTO – As of May 30, a little after 11 a.m. Father Anthony Wieslaw Krotki of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate will be bishop of 8,700 Catholics in Nunavut. While small in number, the Diocese of Churchill-Hudson Bay is nearly three times the size of France at 2.6-million square kilometres.
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When hundreds of thousands of young Catholics gather with Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro in the summer, reflections on safeguarding the environment will be part of the program.
Worshippers hold candles during the Easter Vigil.
In the first two sessions of the Second Vatican Council, only two documents received final approval. One – the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy – had an enormous effect on the life of the Church. The other – the Decree on Social Communications (Inter Mirifica) – has been virtually ignored.
Education funding is an investment in the future – a future that can be highly unpredictable. So when the Alberta government asks universities across the province to produce "outcomes" largely oriented to developing the province's economy, it is walking on thin ice.
We live in a highly secularized culture. Generally this draws one of three reactions from Christians struggling to live out faith in this context:
After the great messages of the passion and resurrection of recent weeks, this Sunday's readings take us into the centre of the complex reality of evangelization.
Padre Pio died in 1968. Is he now a saint and, if not, when will he become a saint? How many others in the world at this time have the stigmata like Padre Pio had?
Canadians are convinced that inequality matters. A poll from 2012 reported that 77 per cent of respondents believe income inequality is a "serious problem" and that the widening income gap undermines Canadian values (71 per cent).
Do I Believe in the Holy Spirit?