MONTREAL -- When young Kevin Donovan left Montreal’s Loyola High School 67 summers ago, he could hardly foresee having a son who would one day lead the school to a landmark legal victory for religious freedom.

Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow keeps fighting spirit

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Setsuko Thurlow, 88, isn’t just disappointed. She’s choking back tears of frustration and grief as she describes the response she’s had from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on nuclear disarmament over the last four years.

Pilgrims’ best virtue is patience

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Although the coronavirus upended Jacqueline Maurais’ hopes of travelling to Germany this summer to see the world’s most famous Passion Play, like many faithful Canadians, her plans have not been cancelled but postponed.

Portraits of frontline heros

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The Registers Michael Swan takes snapshots of some of the people making a difference

Funeral homes adapt to grief in lockdown

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Bruce Cooke understands the difficulties families face in dealing with a loved one’s death at any time, let alone when health protocols limiting funerals to a maximum of 10 people.

Musician has a cure to fill the emptiness

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It’s no surprise that activities like video streaming, baking, craft making and home workouts have experienced a considerable uptick in popularity since Canada went into quarantine.

Amid pandemic chaos, a new life emerges

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Managing pregnancy in the midst of a global pandemic can add a lot of anxiety to what is often already an emotionally sensitive time for expecting parents. 

Gianna volunteers step up in crisis

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CALGARY -- The easiest option for Vera Fischer when COVID-19 struck would have been to simply close the doors at the Gianna Centre.

Acts of kindness and courage

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The suffering caused by COVID-19 has been met by an outpouring of caring and compassion from communities and Catholic organizations worldwide.

Hospital chaplains: First ... and last responders

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EDMONTON -- The call came from the intensive care unit at the University of Alberta Hospital. The patient had a presumptive case of the COVID-19 virus. He was hurting in body and in spirit. And he was alone.

Medical student comes to aid of homeless

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CALGARY -- When the University of Alberta in Edmonton ceased campus activities in response to COVID-19, Virginia Goetz immediately looked around for an opportunity to aid Albertans most vulnerable to the pandemic.