School chaplain gives new life to church goods

TORONTO - When Mark Siolek read an article about a bar owner purchasing confessionals from the Archdiocese of Buffalo to be used in bathrooms, his stomach turned.

A community’s call to serve in the love of Christ

Catholic Education Week is a time to celebrate. We will celebrate excellence in academics, sports and innovation, but as a Catholic community we will also celebrate exemplary practices of community, charity and solidarity.

Human rights complaint accuses French board of homophobia

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. - A human rights complaint alleging systemic homophobia in an Ontario French-language Catholic school is “groundless,” said a board superintendent.

Dufferin-Peel board won't appeal ruling exempting student from religion class

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. - The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will not appeal a court decision that allows parents to remove their non-Catholic children from religious classes and events.

Catholic parents start petition against OECTA participation at gay pride parade

TORONTO - At least 1,000 Ontarians are calling on the province's Catholic school trustees to demand the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association abandon its decision to have representation at the World Pride Parade.  

Board mulls appeal of exemption for non-Catholic students from religion

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. - A court ruling that exempts a non-Catholic student with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board from attending religious festivities could rock the Catholicity of Ontario's Catholic education system.

U.S. veterans drawn to Catholic universities

LEVITTOWN, PA. - Catholic colleges and universities across the United States are attracting military veterans of recent wars with a combination of financial aid, individualized assistance and opportunities for peer support.

Catholics unite on campuses across Canada

For the first time, students from across Canada united in Toronto and held a national event to launch the annual Catholic Students’ Week.

Collaboration at King’s gives students an edge

As an aspiring Catholic school teacher, David Easter was drawn to King’s University College in part by a unique collaborative program between the university and Ontario’s high schools.

Chaplain combats ‘radical secularization’ of university campus

As the Catholic chaplain at two secular universities Ania Krysciak believes organizing retreats for students with no religious affiliation is critical for their spiritual formation.

Keep Catholic identity clear, says Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY - Catholic universities must give "uncompromising" and "unambiguous" witness to church teaching and defend themselves from all efforts to dilute their Catholic identity, Pope Francis said.