When the revised English Mass was talked about in the sermons or in the WCR, it was with the idea that the Church was going to give a version closer to the Latin that I grew up with.
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Development and Peace is making an emergency appeal, warning that the Sahel region of Africa is facing catastrophic food shortages after erratic weather has caused the failure of crops. In addition, rising food costs have made it increasingly difficult for families to access food.
I was somewhat surprised and saddened by the opening paragraphs of the article by Michael Swan (WCR June 11) on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
In a moving celebration at St. Joseph's Basilica, Archbishop Richard Smith ordained four married men to the permanent diaconate June 2.
TORONTO – The bitter history of Canada's attempt to wipe out aboriginal culture through a system of Church-run schools has come to Canada's largest and most invisible native community – and its biggest city.
EDMONTON – Parish workers, including pastoral assistants, parish secretaries and cooks, are drawn together by "a commitment to caring in the spirit of Jesus Christ," said Dr. Margaret Clark.
Donning hardhat, goggles and steel-toed boots, Catholic Pastoral Centre staff have been hard at work assisting Habitat for Humanity build affordable housing units for low-income Edmontonians.
SASKATOON – Doctors' offices are popping up in some Saskatoon Catholic schools as the school district tries to meet the unique needs of families in poverty.
The board of the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious said it feels the assessment that led to a Vatican order to reform the organization "was based on unsubstantiated accusations and the result of a flawed process that lacked transparency."
OTTAWA – A call by an influential Saudi Sheikh to destroy all churches on the Arabian Peninsula has led the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops' (CCCB) human rights committee to express concern to the government of Saudi Arabia.