Law would help charities hit hard by pandemic, Manitoba MP says

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The pandemic has brought unprecedented reliance on the digital world to the forefront, and the Catholic Church has not been exempt.

Published in Canada

When your earthly pilgrimage comes to an end, how would you like to be remembered in your community of faith?

Published in Estate Planning

Fewer donors, less money, more demands. Charities of all kinds are caught in a pandemic-powered vice that can only be cured with more giving.

Published in Estate Planning

The Legacy Circle is not an exclusive club, or at least it shouldn’t be. All ShareLife executive director Arthur Peters had to do to get in was write his parish and ShareLife into his Will, then inform the archdiocese.

Published in Estate Planning

As individuals, we progress through one life stage to the next, incurring life experiences that can add layers of complexity to our personal situation that often impact our future goals and final intentions.

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For the Will Power campaign, tiny percentages add up to big numbers.

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With COVID-19 death tolls and hospitalization numbers a staple on the news daily, the past two years have forced many to consider the inevitable.

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Many well-meaning individuals who intend to make a gift to charity or a charitable purpose in a Will have their wishes defeated for a number of reasons. Set out below are some common pitfalls.

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Adventurous, diverse and remarkable would be three apt words to describe Lili Khayatt’s life.

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Many people looking to donate artwork and items in that vein to the Church or their parish come with the best of intentions, bearing gifts they believe hold incredible value — monetary or spiritual — but it’s not always the case.

Published in Estate Planning

My mother, Marina D’Souza, was born in India, the third of five daughters. She was a sensitive and empathetic child, a trait that would serve her well in her future career.

Published in Estate Planning
November 3, 2021

The many ways of giving

An estate gift to your parish or favourite charity can be your way of expressing what was important in your life. Here are some ways people can remember charities in their estate plan (and it’s a good idea to let them know so it can be noted in their files).

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“You say you care about the poor … then tell me, what are their names?”

Published in Register Columnists

I come like a beggar with a gift in my hand. These are the opening lyrics to a song by Sydney Carter that I learned as part of the Toronto Catholic Worker community many years ago. As we enter the season of Lent and its call to prayer, fasting and almsgiving, I find myself quietly singing it to myself. The song continues, “By the hungry I will feed you, by the poor I’ll make you rich, by the broken I will mend you, tell me which one is which.”

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