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TORONTO - Going home to South Korea for Fr. Anselmo Park will mean getting back to evangelizing his countrymen in the name of peace. 

All the world’s a stage for evangelization

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Catholic actor and evangelist Elisa Lollino looks out from the stage to find silence and stillness has descended upon her audience. 

Charismatic gift takes Nigerian priest to airwaves of North America

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Growing up in Nigeria, Fr. Maurice Emelu never imagined his calling would take him around the world and eventually put him in front of TV cameras that reach up to 230 million homes in 144 nations.

In 65 years of religious service, teaching has been greatest joy

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EDMONTON - The gold stars on his report card are many. Now 83, celebrating his 65 years of religious life, Br. Donatus Vervoort is hard pressed to reply when asked what the greatest joy has been in his life. 

Star athlete turns back on baseball for the priesthood

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OAKLAND, CALIF. - Bishop Michael C. Barber was able to do what general manager Billy Beane could not: Call Grant Desme to Oakland.

Protestantism’s ‘fatal flaw’ draws Lutheran to Catholic Church

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EDMONTON - After almost 60 years as a Lutheran, Fr. Joseph Jacobson entered the Catholic Church.

Following his conversion, he prepared and privately published a 68-page volume titled A Gift of Love, The Joys and Treasures of a New Catholic. Its purpose is to give a serious account of why he became Catholic, and what he learned and experienced afterwards.

Helping find God’s place for you

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TORONTO - For the past two years, Jennifer Ellis has been spending Saturday afternoons in good company.

Looking after spiritual needs in the golden years

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TORONTO - Sr. Mary Rose Marrin is attempting to fill a ministry gap in the Archdiocese of Toronto for a demographic that is continuing to grow: those reaching their golden years. 

Jesuit Volunteers taking it to the city streets

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Toronto - Jesuit Volunteers Canada is going to town. The rural-based, one-year service program is recruiting volunteers for an urban expansion into Toronto.

Seeds of vocation planted in Catholic schools

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Recently I met with a former student of mine who is looking forward to his ordination. We discussed other students, memories and events, things that happened during his years at our school. As I was about to leave he said, “You know, school was where my vocation started. It was where the first seed was planted. Catholic schools that I attended helped shape my faith.”

A ‘Gift of Life’ triggers call to save others

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TORONTO - Shortly after immigrating to Canada, a then 25-year-old Tom Mirtrovski discovered his kidneys were failing.