Fra’ John Dunlap, an Ottawa-born lawyer, is sworn in as the 81st prince and grand master of the Order of Malta. (Order of Malta photo)

Canadian lawyer named head of Order of Malta

A Canadian lawyer has been elected prince and 81st grand master of the Order of Malta, the first time a professed knight from the Americas has been chosen as head of the order. Fra’ John Dunlap, a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the New York State Bar, was sworn in on May 3 as head of the order. He will hold the office for 10 years.

St. Mark’s College and the Center of Christian Engagement hosted Canada’s first international conference about Pope Francis. Dr. Nicholas Olkovich opens the third keynote speech by Dr. Catherine Clifford. (Nicholas Elbers photos)

Tough questions and convivial spirits: exploring the Francis legacy

A forum on Pope Francis’ papacy from a Canadian context was alive with dialogue and tough questions while also maintaining a celebratory mood as speakers from around the world gathered at St. Mark’s College to examine the significance of Francis’ pontificate.  About 40 speakers took part in Pope Francis and the Future of the Church:...

Hundreds of women gathered for women’s retreat at RockRidge Canyon where they heard from speakers Rachel Herbeck, Mary Lenaburg, Ali Hoffman, and Heather Khym. (Arleen D Souza photos)

Hundreds hear miracles of love at women’s retreat

It was love for the daughter who died in her arms that taught Mary Lenaburg about the love of God and also taught her how to love. Speaking to about 300 women at Life Restoration women’s retreat at RockRidge Canyon in Princeton, Lenaburg described the two miscarriages she and her husband experienced as well as...

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