Catholic News and Publications

Fr Dave's suggested website link - Pope Francis homilies - found on the America Magazine website!



May 15, 2016 - The Joy of Love or Amoris Laetitia

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, released his Apostolic Exhortation on the Family, called The Joy of Love. This document is based on the two synods that took place recently in which Catholics from all over the world were invited to give feedback on their experience of the family. Below you can find links to the complete The Joy of Love, the top ten takeaways and a video of the top five takeaways.


The complete The Joy of Love or Amoris

Note: The complete document is 246 pages long.


The top ten takeaways from the document (which Father Dave touched on in his homily) from the America Magazine.


Here is a short video that explains the top five takeaways from Pope Francis’ document.

May 1, 2016 – 5 Campaigns against Physician-Assisted Suicide

Feb 4, 2016 - Announcement from Annabel MacDonald concerning the future of Catholic education in Ontario:

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is asking for your response continuing to promote and protect Catholic Education. The government of Ontario has launched the “Talk Ontario” website to garner ideas from Ontarians on the priorities they think should be addressed in the upcoming provincial budget.  The biggest topic is pushing for the amalgamation of school boards and/or the elimination of publicly funded Catholic schools and unfortunately there are many more pros to amalgamation than cons. We encourage our community to speak up in opposition to such ideas.


Feb 2, 2016 - Physician-Assisted Dying

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has submitted a letter and a request to appear before the Special Joint Committee concerning Physician-Assisted Dying. The letter provides very insightful information about the Church’s stand on this.



Catholic Website links

America Magazine - National Catholic weekly magazine published by Jesuits in the United States.


American Catholic - A link to the Roman Catholic Saints Calendar where you can find the Saint of the Day and information about them.


Busted Halofaith shared joyfully – A unique media resource that helps people understand the Catholic faith, its many different traditions, customs and practices in simple terms.

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) - The national assembly of the Bishops of Canada's website.


Catholic Missions in Canada - A fundraising organization that supports poor missions in Canada.


Catholic News Service - With headquarters in Washington, offices in New York and Rome, and correspondents around the world, CNS provides the most comprehensive coverage of the church today.


The Catholic Register - Canada's Catholic news source since 1893


Commonweal - Independent journal of religion, politics and culture edited by lay Catholics. Continuously updated blog.


The Congregation of the Resurrection - A religious community of priests, permanent deacons and brothers serving in parishes and institutes in countries all over the world.


Development and Peace - The official international development arm of the Catholic Church in Canada.


Diocese of Hamilton - Access to the people, services, and organizations that constitute the visible body of the Diocese of Hamilton. 


EWTN Global Catholic Television Network - A global, Catholic Television, Catholic Radio, and Catholic News Network that provides catholic programming and news coverage from around the world. Daily Mass can be found here online.


Ignatius Press - One of the leading Catholic Publishers based in San Francisco, California.


New Advent - One of the oldest and largest Catholic websites on the Internet.


The Prairie Messenger - A Catholic weekly published by St. Peter's Press in Muenster, Saskatchewan, is the official Catholic newspaper for western Canada.


Salt + Light Magazine - A high-quality seasonal publication that features guest columns, in-depth features and highlights from Salt + Light programs and initiatives.


Salt + Light Media - Salt and Light TV provides Vatican Live events, youthful programs, current affairs interviews and more.


Sophia Institute Press - Publisher of Catholic books, focusing on spirituality, apologetics and spiritual self-help.


The Tablet - International Catholic weekly newspaper.


Tan Books - A traditional Catholic publisher of Saints lives, liturgical and devotional works and classic titles on dogmatic, ascetical and mystical theology.


Vocation Culture - Creating a culture that actively promotes vocations as personal invitations from God to make sacrifices that lead us to gratitude and joy.


Vocations to the Diocese - Information on the preparation and education of men entering the priesthood as well as men and women discerning God’s call to consecrated life.



SiriusXM - suggested channels:

The Catholic Channel - Channel 129

EWTN Global Catholic Network - Channel 130