SHEER coincidence? Maybe not. God is reputed to move in mysterious ways his wonders to perform.
Dear Editor, -- Holy Vatican Smoke, Batman! It's columnist TimTy!
Eighty Years Ago -- March 16, 1933
Anyone else, besides me, totally underwhelmed by the election of a new pope?
Local Catholics were on high alert last week as the world's cardinals gathered in St. Peter's Basilica to elect a new pope, and local priests were ready when the news came.
SWIMMING through last week's monsoons, you might be forgiven for thinking that spring was a lot more than just a few days away.
HE wore a simple white robe for his first public appearance, eschewing the traditional scarlet and ermine cape of pontifical authority. He broke tradition again by asking the 100,000 in St. Peter's Square to pray for his predecessor. He is reported to have joked with the cardinals who elected him, "May God forgive you."
THE symbolic aspect in the name a new pope chooses is a tradition as old as the election process of the Roman Catholic Church's "messenger of God." As Pope Benedict XVI starts to rest his very large and ornamented hat on the new pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 265th successor to St. Peter decided to go in a new direction and choose a name never used before: "Francis," a name strongly associated with St. Francis of Assisi, a man of simplicity and humility. What would you choose as your pope name? Find us on Facebook or Twitter and tell us what you think.
LOCAL catholic schools and churches are rejoicing in the selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the 266th leader of the Catholic Church.
A special prayer went out over Holy Cross Regional High School's intercom shortly after noon Wednesday after the smoke burned white for the new Roman Catholic Pope, Francis I.
Like anticipated smoke from the Vatican chimney, the experience of competing in a provincial basketball championship has many possible outcomes, but just one "chosen one."
Over the next few weeks, the resignation of Pope Benedict and the election of his successor will be a recur-rent topic in the news worldwide.
Did you feel that earth tremor Monday? It wasn't a weak aftershock of a dud Mayan prophecy, nor was it the result of North Korea's latest bid to reinforce its reputation as the loopiest regime on the planet.
It hasn't been a great year for Oscar selections. There are three unimpressive films positioned to win big later this month at the 85th Academy Awards, leading with Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. The other two are historical pieces as well. Ben Affleck's spy thriller Argo portrays Iranians as mobs of furious ciphers in the retelling of the 1979 U.S. embassy hostage taking in Tehran. Kathyrn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty begins with a solid 15 minutes of CIA waterboard-ing and other forms of detainee torture as it builds the story of Osama bin Laden's assassination by Seal Team Six in 2011.
For more than 25 years, every January several hundred people from a dozen or more churches of various denominations in Abbotsford have met together for six noon-hour worship services during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Dear Editor, -- October 31 isn't only about ghosts and ghouls.
The Conservative Government’s continued attack on Canadian charities is premeditated and chilling.
MP Randy Kamp likes to say that the Conservative Party supports our troops. The facts say otherwise.
As an avid cat fan, I am angered by the horrible mutilations of pet cats in the Maple Ridge area in the past year [More cats killed, May 31, TIMES].