Beatification of Carlo Acutis

Nowadays, is it possible to be declared a saint? On October 10, a 15-year-old Italian boy, Carlo Acutis, was declared Blessed. It was the Archdiocese of Milan that had made the request to Pope Francis. He died of a devastating leukemia and was declared Blessed for the acts of Christian

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We Can and Must Do Much Better

Religious Leaders in Canada oppose Bill C-7 “An Act to  amend the Criminal Code” (medical assistance in dying) Open Letter to All Canadians We are obliged to express our strong concern and opposition to Bill C-7 which, among other things, expands access to euthanasia and assisted suicide to those who

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Pastoral Appointments – October 1, 2020

Chancery Office, Pembroke September 25, 2020 Most Rev. Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., announces the following appointments: Rev. Anthony Burchat is appointed Parochial Vicar at St. Columbkille Cathedral. This appointment takes effect October 1, 2020. Rev. William J. Kenney will become chaplain of a “virtual school” of about 300 pupils, organized by

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