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While Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's speaking fees to charities are raising controversy, many Catholic parents in Ottawa would rather he did not speak at Catholic schools, even for free.
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There are people in Catholic schools making hiring decisions who have no idea what they are doing, says a university professor with a research specialty in human resource management in schools.
Newman Theological College will launch two new theology programs this fall aimed at giving students with a high school education a solid grounding in theology.
Young people from the Edmonton Archdiocese are busy preparing for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July 23-28.
Archbishop Murray Chatlain of Keewatin-Le Pas, Man., wearing his pallium, returns from Communion during Mass with Pope Francis at the Vatican June 29.
With its focus on increased economic production and utilitarian thinking, the modern age has shuffled virtues such as heroism and courage into the back seat. The heroism we do honour tends to be more of the ephemeral variety - "Man rescues baby from burning house" - than a fixed feature of one's character.
Fifty years ago, Kay Cronin, wrote a book entitled, Cross in the Wilderness, chronicling how, in 1847, a small band of Oblate missionaries came from France to the American Pacific Northwest and, after some bitter setbacks in Washington State and Oregon, moved up the coast into Canada and helped found the Roman Catholic Church in Vancouver and in significant parts of British Columbia's mainland.
When my prayer life comes to a standstill and dryness overcomes my soul, I turn to an old prayerbook I brought to Canada over 20 years ago. The book is old and small, leather-bound with yellowed, thin pages, some of them falling out, others already missing and several sticking together so much that I have to separate them with pincers.
Catholic parents in Ottawa do not want federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaking in Catholic schools because of his support for legal abortion and same-sex marriage, two phenomena in our society that are directly opposed to Catholic teaching.
There were a number of reasons why I liked World War Z, the film based on Max Brooks' book of the same name. First, it was a competently made thriller and not simply a stringing together of whiz-bang CGI effects.