The needs of the thousands of people served by ShareLife agencies don’t go away in a time of crisis.

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As Christians, we have been on our Lenten journey since Ash Wednesday. This year, it is a journey with unique challenges.

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In a letter to priests of the Archdiocese of Toronto, Cardinal Thomas Collins said it is “essential” to proceed with Holy Week and Easter ceremonies even though every church in Canada’s largest diocese will be closed throughout the holiest days on the Church calendar. 

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Catholic dioceses around the world are preparing for a  Holy Week of empty churches and virtual liturgies — and Easter Masses with empty pews — amid widespread global shutdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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After previously cancelling public celebrations of the sacraments including daily and Sunday Masses, the Archdiocese of Toronto has taken the additional step of entirely closing its churches to public access.

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The global pandemic that threatens lives is also bad news for Church finances — with Toronto’s ShareLife and the national Share Lent campaigns thrown into uncertainty by school closures and Mass cancellations.

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Church doors may be closed and the opportunity for a communal celebration of the Eucharist have ceased for the time being, but the Mass will go on, said Cardinal Thomas Collins.

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Canada's largest diocese has implemented sweeping new cancellations and suspensions after a state of emergency was declared in Ontario due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The youth event held each year in conjunction with the Serra Club’s annual Ordinandi Dinner in the Archdiocese of Toronto has fallen victim to the labour struggles between the province and its teachers’ unions.

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TORONTO -- Toronto Auxiliary Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick has been named by Pope Francis as the new Bishop of Antigonish, N.S.

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One of the more encouraging signs for the Catholic Church in Canada may have been Cardinal Thomas Collins planting his foot on top of a shovel in the backyard of an old house on Toronto’s St. George Street in early November.

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Something big, free and political is coming live to Toronto Catholics before the Oct. 21 federal election. 

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OTTAWA - After a year of controversy over the requirements for Canada Summer Jobs funding, the 2019 list of grants reveal many Catholic and evangelical parishes and charities have been successful in obtaining money.

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Harry McAvoy is the former Manager, Major Gifts and Corporate Campaigns for ShareLife in the Archdiocese of Toronto. He shares his story of dealing with memory loss.

It is interesting where your mind goes in your darkest hours. I remembered a phrase attributed to my Uncle Basil O’Rourke: “Carry your cross, don’t drag it.” Now, as I carry the cross of memory loss, Uncle Basil is whispering in my ear.

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Barely two weeks into a capital campaign to raise funds for the Archdiocese of Toronto’s newest church — named after Canada’s newest saint — about $150,000 has been collected, raising hopes shovels will be in the ground by the end of 2020.

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