Category: Faith & Religion

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Life and death persecution internationally, suppression locally

Christians (in particular Catholics practicing their faith in several of their Rites) are numerically the most persecuted in the world. They represent the largest demographic prone to seek refuge from their native soil.

There are few safe spaces for them when military turmoil, religious intolerance, caste systems or political upheaval upsets the delicate balance of social peace. The results are common: assault, sexual assault, extra-judicial killings, murder, pillaging etcetera.

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Vescovo americano toglie lo status di “cattolica” a scuola che sventola le bandiere LGBT E BLM: il Cattolicesimo è sempre più diviso in Nordamerica

È in atto una profonda divisione nel Cattolicesimo in Nordamerica e tale dicotomia appare particolarmente evidente in ambito scolastico, sia in Canada che negli USA. Il vescovo della Diocesi di Worcester (Massachusetts, USA), ha rimosso pochi giorni fa lo status di “cattolico” da una scuola gestita dai gesuiti dopo che l’istituto ha disatteso il suo ordine di non sventolare la bandiera arcobaleno LGBT e la bandiera del movimento Black Lives Matter (BLM)… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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US bishop strips Jesuit school of ‘Catholic’ status for defiantly flying ‘pride’ and BLM flags: Catholicism increasingly divided in North America

There is a deep division in Catholicism in North America, and this dichotomy is particularly evident in schools, both in Canada and in the USA. 

As reported by LifeSiteNews, the Bishop of the Diocese of Worcester (Massachusetts, USA) – in the pic above, from Twitter – , has removed the “Catholic” status from a Jesuit-run school after it refused to heed his orders not to fly the LGBT rainbow flag and the Black Lives Matter flag.  (more…)

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L’ultimo saluto a Naseem Mahdi, pilastro degli Ahmadi e del concetto di integrazione a Woodbridge e non solo

TORONTO – È venuto a mancare Maulana Naseem Mahdi (nella foto), pilastro della comunità degli Ahmadi e grande sostenitore dell’integrazione, a Woodbridge e non solo. Venerdì scorso, nella moschea Bai`tul Islam in Jane, su Teston Road, si sono svolti i funerali pubblici alla presenza di moltissime persone, fra le quali anche l’editore del Corriere Canadese, Joe Volpe… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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The last farewell to Naseem Mahdi, pillar of the Ahmadis and the concept of integration in Woodbridge and beyond

TORONTO – Maulana Naseem Mahdi, pillar of the Ahmadi community and a great supporter of integration, in Woodbridge and beyond, passed away. Last Friday, in the Bai`tul Islam Mosque (in the pic above) in Jane, on Teston Road, the public funeral took place in the presence of many people, including Corriere Canadese’s publisher Joe Volpe.   (more…)

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Un anno fa la scomparsa di padre Amedeo Nardone

TORONTO – Un anno fa, il 20 febbraio 2021, è venuto a mancare padre Amedeo Nardone, figura religiosa di spicco in Canada fin dal suo arrivo nel 1977. Padre Amedeo (nella foto, dal profilo Twitter dell’Arcidiocesi di Toronto – @archtoronto), sacerdote francescano che apparteneva all’Ordine dei frati Minori, era nato a Cassino, in provincia di Frosinone, il 18 novembre del 1942 ed era stato ordinato sacerdote a Lanciano, in Italia, il 1° luglio 1968: a Toronto iniziò a prestare servizio all’Immacolata Concezione di Eglinton sia come vice-parroco che come parroco. Nel 2002 divenne parroco della Chiesa di St. Jane Francis, diventando per i parrocchiani un punto di riferimento, una fonte di ispirazione e una guida spirituale… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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L’addio commosso a padre Vito Marziliano

TORONTO – C’era una folla relativamente numerosa di amici, parrocchiani del passato e del presente e di familiari per dare l’addio a padre Vito, sabato. Essendo i protocolli Covid-19 quello che sono, le restrizioni vengono ancora applicate. Tuttavia, le persone si sono accalcate a St Clare, Woodbridge, per il funerale. Don Vito non era mai stato assegnato a quella parrocchia, ma una chiesa più piccola sarebbe stata insufficiente e inadeguata per i numerosi presenti… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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A grand send-off for a final goodbye to Fr Vito Marziliano

TORONTO – There was a relatively large crowd of friends, parishioners past and present, and family to bid Fr. Vito an ADDIO on Saturday. Covid-19 protocols being what they are, restrictions still applied. Nonetheless, people flocked to St Clare, Woodbridge for the funeral. Fr Vito had never been assigned there, but a smaller church would have been insufficient and inadequate for the numbers present. 

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Chiesa di San Patrizio, Brampton e Padre Vito Marziliano

Fr. Vito Marziliano, St. Patrick’s Church

TORONTO – All’incrocio di  Mayfield Rd e The Gore Rd a Brampton, ad ovest dell’autostrada 50, si trova una delle più antiche chiese cattoliche dell’Ontario. La St. Patrick’s Church (Wildfield) è stata fondata nel 1830 da padre Edward Gordon e formalmente registrata nel 1833. L’area era conosciuta come il distretto settentrionale di Toronto Gore Township. La parrocchia doveva essere al servizio del crescente afflusso di immigrati che si stabilirono nelle comunità agricole di Toronto Gore e nelle municipalità vicine… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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The changing scenes of Christmas


Christmas, the most wonderful time of year! Whether you observe Christmas or any other holiday for that matter, it is hard not to be impressed by the festive displays and celebrations this time of year.

If the cold weather and gloomy skies dampen your mood this season, just pass through any neighbourhood, your feelings may brighten with the dazzling display of lights. (more…)

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Reconciliation with the natives, the Pope arrives in Canada

TORONTO – The Pope arrives. When, we still do not know but the news is certain because today the Vatican itself published it through an article on the Vatican News website: “The Pope wants to go to Canada in the context of the indigenous question” . In a nutshell, Francis said he was willing to accept the invitation of the Canadian episcopate, engaged in the process of reconciliation with the natives. “The dates of the visit will be made official soon”, reads the article (more…)

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Le assurdità della nuova religione “woke”: attivismo per i diritti civili vs stupidità

TORONTO – Alcuni miei amici sono spirituali. Credono in un ultraterreno che riconosce un’entità superiore dalla quale scaturisce tutta la moralità e alla quale, in definitiva, dobbiamo tutti rendere conto. Altri si concentrano maggiormente sull’espressione manifesta di quella moralità vista attraverso le azioni (opere buone): la regola d’oro innata “fai agli altri ciò che vorresti fosse fatto a te”… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Constitutional challenges galore, Rocco Galati where are you?

Article by The Hon. Joe Volpe — Video: CNMNG Staff

TORONTO – A new religion – the sexualization of civic and human rights and obligations – appears to be clouding people’s judgement everywhere, eroding the concept of moderation and suffocating freedoms of thought and expression which are at the heart of democratic structures and contractual institutions. (more…)

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Homophobia, the Vatican against the Zan law: Freedom of thought is at risk for Catholics

Article by Marzio Pelu` — Translation and Video: CNMNG Staff

For the first time, the Vatican is officially asking the Italian government to amend a bill, appealing to the Concordat, the “pact” that regulates relations between the Italian state and the Catholic Church. (more…)

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Homophobia, the Vatican against the Zan-bill: “Catholics’ freedom of thought at risk”

For the first time, the Vatican officially asks the Italian government to amend a bill, appealing to the Concordat, the “pact” that regulates relations between the Italian state and the Catholic Church. The bill in question is the one born on the initiative of the deputy Pd Alessandro Zan and which has been in the spotlight for months in Italy because, according to several political parties, it could jeopardize freedom of expression by providing severe penalties for opinions that can be classified as offenses based “on sex, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity “. (more…)

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Omofobia, il Vaticano contro il disegno di legge Zan: “A rischio la libertà di pensiero dei cattolici”

Per la prima volta, il Vaticano chiede ufficialmente al governo italiano di modificare un disegno di legge, appellandosi al Concordato, il “patto” che regola i rapporti tra lo Stato italiano e la Chiesa cattolica. Il ddl in questione è quello nato su iniziativa del deputato Pd Alessandro Zan e che è sotto i riflettori da mesi in Italia in quanto, secondo più parti politiche, metterebbe a rischio la libertà di espressione prevedendo pene severe per opinioni inquadrabili come offese fondate “sul sesso, sul genere, sull’orientamento sessuale o sull’identità di genere”. (more…)

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Kamloops: Another formal apology long overdue

Photo credit: The Vatican News

On Sunday, Pope Francis expressed shock and sorrow after “the discovery in Canada of the remains of 215 children, pupils of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in the province of British Columbia”.

During his weekly address to the crowd in Saint Peter’s Square Sunday afternoon, the Pope said he “joins the Canadian Bishops and the whole Catholic Church in Canada in expressing his closeness to the Canadian people who have been traumatized by the shocking news.” (more…)

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Unanimous Supreme Court bombshell decision in the “flag debate”

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) would seem to have laid down the ground rules for any discussion on the legitimacy of Catholic schools in Ontario’s “public education systems”. In a unanimous decision, rendered May 21, 2021, it essentially said secular courts have no business in the affairs of religious organizations. (more…)

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Sources of military actions in the Middle East: Power and Bibi

TORONTO – Whatever one might hazard to say about Israel… it would be wrong, the moment a “shot” is fired. There have been many “shots” fired in the last week. In fact, as of May 19, the overall death toll in Gaza stood at 197 people, including 58 children and 34 women, with 1,235 injured and about 70,000 displaced. (more…)

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What do we do with trespassers? Throw them out

TORONTO – When the trustees at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) told the Cardinal to “stick it in his ear” they touched off a firestorm of rejection, local and beyond. The public would seem to object to their religious and legal rights being usurped by entry-level politicos. A blogger from far away Texas has initiated an online petition calling for the ouster of these “pretenders”. (more…)

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Fátima 13 de Maio 2021 – Pandemia exige mudança universal

104 anos depois da primeira aparição da Virgem Maria (aos três pastorinhos: Lúcia, Francisco e Jacinta) em Fátima Portugal, o seu santuário voltou a acolher peregrinos para celebrar esse acontecimento.

Em 2020 a presença de fiéis foi simplesmente simbólica, mas este ano e apesar das restrições, o recinto contou com aproximadamente 7.500 peregrinos ( em condições normais seriam à volta de 300.000).

Como em alturas anteriores as celebrações tem como pontos altos a vigília e procissão de velas no dia 12 de Maio e a celebração eucaristica no dia 13.

As celebrações foram presididas por Dom José Tolentino de Mendonça, cardeal, teólogo e professor universitário. (more…)


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