Roman Catholic Church

Rethinking Christianity In An Ever-Changing Modern World

Nancy Fornasiero | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Living
Nancy Fornasiero

The church has had a long tradition of revising and shifting when it comes to theology: the Age of Enlightenment brought to an end to mainly mythological understandings of God, and Galileo's findings caused a shift in beliefs around the cosmology of the universe itself.

An Open Letter to Pope Francis from Catholics for Women's Equality

Nancy Fornasiero | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Living
Nancy Fornasiero

Despite the undeniable facts (half of the world's Catholics are female; most Sunday pews are occupied by women; the vast majority of North American Catholics support the idea of women's ordination) Pope Francis' 2013 assertion that the "door is closed" to women in the priesthood has remained unchanged.

How the Catholic Church Should Change

Bill Haines | Posted 05.17.2013 | Canada Alberta
Bill Haines

With the advent of the new Pope, everyone is talking about how the Catholic church should change. When CBC's Peter Mansbridge, interviewed Cardinal Ouelette from Montreal, his questions were all about how the Catholic church should change. Cardinal Ouellet of course mentioned all the plans to protect children now introduced into the church so that the sexual abuse scandal can never happen again.

Watching the Watchdog: Did We Just Watch Vatican Idol?

Tim Knight | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

This edition of Vatican Idol -- brought to you at a cost of many millions by nearly every media outlet in the world -- is, thank the lord, finally over. Much sound (hymns, sermons and endless journalistic platitudes), no visible fury, and in the end, no significance except the name of the next chief executive officer of this exclusive and dysfunctional men's club.

Love Actually: The CBC and the Catholic Church

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

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Watching the Watchdog: The Separation of Church and Journalism

Tim Knight | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Good journalists, almost uniquely in our workplace culture, are independent operators and thinkers who don't write stories to fit in with the philosophies of their bosses. I'm reminded of this by coverage of the resignation of Benedict XVl, the 266th Pope of Rome.

Sinead O'Connor 'Congratulates' Pope Benedict On His Sudden Resignation

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Music

The surprising news of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation effective at the end of this month has at least one fan: Sinead O'Connor. The singer posted ...

Benedict XVI Resigns As Pope

Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada

Pope Benedict XVI, leader of the Roman Catholic Church and spiritual father to the world's estimated one billion Catholics, will resign as pontiff at ...

First Nations Woman To Become Catholic Saint

CBC | Posted 12.14.2012 | Canada

A Mohawk woman is set to ascend to sainthood in a ceremony at the Vatican's St-Peter Basilica next Sunday, 300 years after her death. Kat...

Pope Names Toronto Archbishop As Cardinal

CP | Posted 03.07.2012 | Canada

VATICAN CITY - Toronto Archbishop Thomas Christopher Collins is among 22 new cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church named by Pope Benedict XVI, the Va...

Bishop's Laptop Contained Torture

CP | Steve Rennie | Posted 10.04.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - A disgraced Roman Catholic bishop betrayed little emotion Thursday as a court was told his laptop contained hundreds of pornographic images o...