Are we ready for Christ? After almost two years of living through this pandemic, we might feel like we are ready for anything and everything or maybe you are feeling like Charlie Brown just before Lucy pulls the football away.

Faith and the B.C. floods

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VANCOUVER -- When Fr. Francis Galvan left Sacred Heart Church in Delta, B.C., for a priests’ study week in Harrison Hot Springs, he didn’t expect to find himself at the centre of a catastrophic flood as British Columbia found itself facing what is being called the storm of the century.

Passion, purpose, the poet and principal

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Walking through the halls of Scarborough’s Mother Teresa Catholic Academy, Ontario’s first Poet Laureate, Randell Adjei, and principal Jose Alberto Flores feel a special connection to the diverse and dynamic school community.

Pope Francis visits with poor in Assisi

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ASSISI, Italy -- With a pilgrim's staff and mantle, Pope Francis entered Assisi's Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels with 500 economically or socially disadvantaged people and the volunteers who walk alongside them.

Vincent de Paul keeps going and going

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Richard Pommainville, in his latest Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) newsletter address, likens the non-profit global charity to the Energizer Bunny.

Authors make the case for basic income strategy

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In November 2017 people lined up for hours in Lindsay, Ont., in hopes of registering for Ontario’s basic income pilot program.

‘Truth about poverty is complicated’

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We are divided, sorted, separated. As the gaps between us grow, society slides into the abstract. Our concrete reality is the opposite of society. Day to day we experience life as individuals. We live in a tight circle of economic security that revolves around our lonely selves.

Avoid creating tax burden in estate plan

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When you start considering who should inherit various parts of your estate and other assets, think about the most tax-effective solutions that avoid creating tax burden for your beneficiaries. 

Tax relief for transfer of family businesses

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Given the large number of aging baby boomers, the next 10 years will see a dramatic increase in intergenerational transfer of wealth. Many business owners have worked their entire lives and have a significant portion of their net worth tied up in these businesses.

For 25 years, Shepherds’ Trust a ‘blessing’

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It was hard for even Fr. Alphonsus Bernard’s close associates to believe he had reached the age of retirement.

Couple ‘blessed’ by work with missions

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It all began with a Sunday sermon by their soon-to-be good friend Fr. Jim Bleakney.