The Mississauga East family of Catholic schools is holding its first annual student film festival, celebrating talent and providing a forum to share youth creativity during Catholic Education Week.

In Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Christus Vivit of March 2019, the Pope boldly states that Catholic schools must “seek to welcome all young people regardless of their religious choices, cultural origin and personal, family or social situation. In this way the Church makes a fundamental contribution to the individual education of the young in various parts of the world.” 

A group of Scarborough 11th graders have committed to being agents for change when it comes to social justice.

U Sports women’s basketball tournament MVP Jama Bin-Edward of the Ryerson Rams is still coming down from the high of an undefeated season which culminated in the program’s first national title in early April.

The great 19th-century Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky declared that beauty will save the world. Some years earlier, Our Lord anticipated — and no doubt inspired — Dostoyevsky by teaching us the necessity for salvation of experiencing the world and expressing our faith through the beauty in children’s eyes.

Never was a single sentence more longed for. In 40 years since survivors began to speak out, 16 years since the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement and seven years since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada delivered its final report, nations and peoples have waited for a Pope to speak.

Vancouver Archbishop Michael Miller says Pope Francis has set in motion a “pilgrimage of closeness” between the Catholic Church and Canada’s First Nation, Metis and Inuit peoples with his historic apology.

Read the full text of Pope Francis' April 1 final audience with the Canadian Indigenous delegation that travelled to the Vatican.

After being greeted individually at the door of the papal library by Pope Francis, Inuit delegates proceeded to light the qulliq they had brought with them — a soapstone lantern that burns blubber, and a symbol of warmth and life in Inuit culture.

Hard truths and deep prayer marked the Metis delegation’s hour with Pope Francis, said bishops who were in the room when nine Metis elders and residential school survivors spoke with the Pope.