There were times when Fr. Michael Busch feared for St. Michael’s Cathedral. For a few days in June 2015, the rector had to wonder whether the whole thing was about to fall down on top of him.

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Toronto is not the new Jerusalem. It is, perhaps, one of the most secular cities in the world.

Published in St Michael's Cathedral
September 22, 2016

A Cathedral’s glory

Renowned 19th-century novelist Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote that “mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.”

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TORONTO – In just 100 days beginning last Sept. 8, the Archdiocese of Toronto raised $3.7 million and formed 105 volunteer groups in the hope of sponsoring at least 100 refugee families from the Middle East. Those sponsorship committees actually launched 154 applications to bring refugee families to Canada. A year later most of those refugee families are still living in limbo in Lebanon and Jordan while their paperwork piles up in Winnipeg.

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EDMONTON – Toronto’s newest auxiliary bishop was called to be a servant leader, “a man for others,” in his episcopal ordination Mass Sept. 12 at St. Joseph’s Basilica.

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TORONTO – “Keep the missions safe,” Fr. Philip J. Kennedy told the staff of Catholic Missions In Canada as he ended his 10-year mission as president.

Published in Canada: Toronto-GTA

TORONTO – The Archdiocese of Toronto’s ultra-successful Family of Faith campaign is allowing parishes across the archdiocese to invest in their future.

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EDMONTON – Call Basilian Father Bob Kasun a most reluctant bishop.

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TORONTO – Bill Steinburg will begin his summer attempting to best both man and nature on Mont Blanc. 

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TORONTO – A Basilian priest who is no stranger to the city of Toronto will be joining the archdiocese as its new auxiliary bishop.

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TORONTO – Catholic Moms is a growing ministry in the Archdiocese of Toronto that is bringing together women looking to grow in their spiritual life and put their faith into action.

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In what will be a record year for refugees finding a new home in the Archdiocese of Toronto, an 18-hour flurry of paperwork may have made the difference for as many as 700 Syrian refugees.

Published in Canada: Toronto-GTA

TORONTO - Money, memory and many hands are all being assembled to help Toronto get ready to help Syrian refugees when they arrive. With a big assist from one anonymous donor, Toronto city councillor Justin Di Ciano is well on his way to providing $500,000 to help the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Project Hope reach its $3-million fundraising goal by Dec. 15.

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TORONTO - With doctors about to become "agents of death" when assisted suicide comes to Canada in three months, politicians and society should instead be focussed on bringing comfort to the dying, said Cardinal Thomas Collins.

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TORONTO - Fourteen “highly invested” parishes and nine new parishes will be hiring new youth ministers within the next few months thanks to funds raised through the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Family of Faith campaign.

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