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Faith in a Time of Crisis

Our faith is being challenged daily in small and not-so-small ways. Yet, whether it is a personal crisis or a world-wide pandemic, faith is what supports us during these times. From COVID-19 and natural catastrophes to terrorist attacks and mass shootings, this series focuses on how crises challenge our faith.
Faith in a Time of Crisis

Faith in a Time of Crisis: Ukraine - Part 4

The incredible story of Sr Ligy Payyappilly's ministry in Ukraine. Sr Ligy opened her convent to everyone who needed help fleeing the war.

Faith in a Time of Crisis: Ukraine - Part 3

We’re joined from Ukraine by Fr Andriy Zelinskyy SJ, Jesuit priest and coordinatior of military chaplains for the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Fr Zelinskyy shares his eyewitness testimony of the tragic events in his country during the last month, as well as his experiences working with soldiers since the start of conflict in eastern Ukraine in 2014.

Faith in a Time of Crisis: Ukraine - Part 2

As the Invasion of Ukraine enters its third week, we receive updates from Caritas partners on the ground, and we meet two volunteers who are working tirelessly to send humanitarian aid and help refugees.

Faith in a time of crisis: Ukraine

Ukrainian Bishop Bryan Bayda. CSsR, Carl Hétu of Development and Peace-Caritas and Viktoriia Marko of the Ukrainian Eparchy of Saskatoon speak with Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann about the crisis in Ukraine: How it has affected the Church; how the Church is responding and how we can help.

Trailer | Faith in a Time of Crisis

E1 | Special Interview With Thomas Cardinal Collins on the Pandemic

Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, addresses issues troubling Catholics at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

E2 | Special Interview With Archbishop Murray Chatlain

Archbishop Murray Chatlain speaks about Keewatin-Le Pas, an archdiocese in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan: how restrictions are affecting them, about Mass cancellations, their Easter celebrations, and what we can learn from Indigenous leaders during this time.

E3 | Marian Consecration

Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann is joined by Archbishop Richard Gagnon of Winnipeg and Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, who explain everything we need to know about the historic joint Marian consecration of both the U.S. and Canada, taking place on May 1, 2020.

E4 | Special Interview With Archbishop Anthony Mancini

In April 2020, the deadliest shooting in Canadian history took place in Nova Scotia, resulting in the deaths of 23 people, including the shooter. Archbishop Anthony Mancini of Halifax-Yarmouth speaks about this tragedy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

E5 | Special Interview With Archbishop Richard Smith

Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton discusses how the crisis is affecting the economy of the province of Alberta and how they are coping with the coronavirus pandemic.

E6 | Special Interview With Bishop Robert Reed

Bishop Robert Reed, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston and President and CEO of The Catholic TV Network, speaks about the situation in his archdiocese and what it's been like to run a TV network during this crisis, and offers hope for those who are missing the Eucharist.

E7 | Laudato Si’ Special With Sr. Damien Marie Savino

Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann and Sr. Damien Marie Savino, FSE, explore faith lessons from the encyclical Laudato Si’ that we are living during the COVID-19 crisis.

E8 | Rohingya Refugees

Dominique Godbout of Development and Peace-Caritas Canada speaks about how COVID-19 has affected the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and about the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan.

E9 | Special Interview With Archbishop Michael Miller, CSB

Archbishop Michael Miller, CSB, of Vancouver talks about reopening churches and resuming Masses.

E10 | Racism

In the wake of events unleashed by the death of George Floyd, Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux and Bishop Emeritus Terry Steib of Memphis discuss the Catholic Church’s teachings against racism.

E11 | Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix

Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada, speaks about how COVID-19 has affected the Church in Canada.

E12 | Lebanon in Crisis With Carl Hétu

On August 4, 2020, an explosion ripped through Beirut, killing at least 200 people, injuring  5,000, and leaving some 300,000 homeless. This catastrophe came in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and also a financial crisis. Carl Hétu speaks about the situation and the work of CNEWA in Lebanon.


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