Statistics Canada's 2016 census showed that there were 5.9 million Canadian seniors, compared to only 5.8 million Canadians 14 and under. The proportion of the senior population (aged 65 and older) has been increasing steadily over the past 40 years. From 1971 to 2010, the proportion of seniors in the population grew from 8% to 14%.
We’ve seen it on Netflix – the wildly popular Stranger Things have characters cross into the “upside down” world where the air is toxic, and the dark cavern is membrane filled. We’ve seen it in the movies too in The Poltergeist where a young girl gets sucked into the “other side” and gets held down by the “Beast” whose ulterior motive was to prevent spirits to follow the real “light.”
Home is where the heart is.
We have all heard this phrase, and even without pausing to think about it, we know what it means.
Home is, of course, more than just a house, or the physical place where we live.
A recent census showed that Canada is home to over 4.6 million people of Asian heritage out of a total population of about 36 million. More than 15 percent of the country's population identifies as being of Asian descent. The Asian continent, the most populous, is the largest source of new immigrants to Canada today. And the Philippines, as the only Catholic country in Asia, has contributed immensely to the fast-growing Catholic population of Canada. Canadian Filipinos have filled up once empty churches and introduced their religious traditions, such as Salubong and Simbang Gabi, to parishes attended by many Filipinos.
On Palm Sunday this year, no less than the Vicar of Christ told the youth, “You have it in you to shout.” He proclaimed this message in commemoration of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, an event the entire Christendom celebrates as it starts its observance of the Holy Week. But Pope Francis’ message also comes in the heels of the March for Our Lives movement for stricter gun control laws led by hundreds of thousands of young people across America and in parts of Canada on March 24.
This year’s celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8 comes on the heels of an unprecedented reckoning against sexual predators.
Powerful men have been falling from their perches in the wake of the Me Too campaign that has empowered women to break their silence.
The social media hashtag #MeToo caught fire in the fall of 2017 following allegations of sexual harassment against now disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.