TORONTO – Student filmmakers from across the Toronto Catholic District School Board received the red carpet treatment April 21 as they celebrated the big-screen premiere of their short films.
TORONTO – An award-winning program at Blessed Cardinal Newman High School is providing students with special needs the opportunity to learn valuable life skills while serving others.
A partnership bridging borders and outer space is expected to expose students at St. John Paul II School in Bolton, Ont. to never-before-seen images of the Earth from hundreds of kilometres above the planet.
Pope Francis, speaking to Italian school teachers and parents, said, “Education cannot be neutral. It is either positive or negative; either it enriches or it impoverishes; either it enables a person to grow or it lessens, even corrupts him. The mission of the school is to develop a sense of truth of what is good and beautiful.”
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is celebrating Catholic Education Week in 140 characters or less.
OTTAWA – In 1976, in preparation for his final vows to become an Oblate priest, Fr. Louis Lougen asked God for “the grace to be a missionary.”
QUEBEC CITY – As a pilgrim, Ann Sieben had just walked 5,000 km from her hometown of Denver to Quebec City, making it just in time for the Easter triduum.
MONTREAL – Vocations to the priesthood may be lagging in North America and Europe, but the ranks of Scalabrinian priests are swelling in other parts of the world, according to Fr. Joseph Fugolo.
WINDSOR, ONT. – Sr. Helen Prejean said ministering to inmates on death row, and prisoners in general, is something that takes effort and persistence, but it is mutually beneficial to her in her call as a religious sister.
MONTREAL – When Quebec’s doctors were blindsided by their professional association and its support for assisted suicide, Dr. Catherine Ferrier knew she had to spring into action.
“We didn’t see it coming. We knew it was out there but it was on the margins. Three-quarters of the population was against medically assisted suicide. The legislation kept dying” every time a politician would introduce a motion in favour of assisted suicide, said Ferrier, who has been one of the leaders in the fight against medical aid in dying for the past seven years.