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Eighteen-year-old Rachel Kung is off to university this September, launching her independent, adult life. Her parents, Herbert and Jessica, might be nervous, but not Rachel. Rachel’s confidence is backed up by her grandfather, Thomas.

Close encounters

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In between sold out events for thousands of people, Mike Mangione looks forward to quiet moments when it’s just him, his guitar, his harmonica and sometimes a tambourine in front of about 20 faces in the crowd. 

June 6, 1944 ... D-Day: A consecrated crusade

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There’s a sense of critical urgency about marking the 75th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion of Normandy. 

It’s an urgency born of the practical fact of life that the surviving combatants being feted for their heroism during what became the liberation of France, and ultimately Europe, are extremely unlikely to be on Earth for an 80th commemoration.

‘Once a St. Joe’s girl …’

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Mary Allan ran her hand along the peach-coloured lockers and suddenly she was in Grade 9 again. 

Faith in the face of death

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Edmonton -- “Live like you were dying.”

Guelph parish sees campaign as ‘great opportunity’

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After two years of study and preparation, Holy Rosary Parish in Guelph is taking the next step toward its goal of breathing new life into its buildings.

Parents make voices heard

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OAPCE has been the voice for Catholic parents in Ontario’s education system for 80 years and it has no intention of letting that voice go unheard.

Faith and science work side by side

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Catholic schools have long been recognized for their strong programs in social science, language and arts, and, at many schools, physical education. But often the success of these programs has come at the expense of the science curriculum, according to some.

Schools planning for a shady future

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Kent Shadwick has seen all kinds of numbers that suggest the youth of today are facing a future that includes a rise in skin cancer cases.

Carrying my cross of memory loss

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Harry McAvoy is the former Manager, Major Gifts and Corporate Campaigns for ShareLife in the Archdiocese of Toronto. He shares his story of dealing with memory loss.

It is interesting where your mind goes in your darkest hours. I remembered a phrase attributed to my Uncle Basil O’Rourke: “Carry your cross, don’t drag it.” Now, as I carry the cross of memory loss, Uncle Basil is whispering in my ear.

Above and beyond the classroom

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As principal of St. Sylvester Catholic School in Toronto, Roy Fernandes believes in setting an example of what it means to live a life full of passion and purpose.