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Shawn Brady sees the heroes every day he walks into Providence Healthcare in Toronto’s east end, and has for years.

Sharing a journey

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Being a hospital chaplain during a pandemic means finding ways to deal with constant suffering.

Taking heart in blessed acts of kindness

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One snowy day last February, looking out the window, I saw our next-door neighbour, broom in hand, trotting briskly through our backyard.

Inspired by love and grounded in hope

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Prudence, courage, temperance and justice won’t stop a virus. When it comes to microbiology, the cardinal virtues are largely irrelevant. 

A game changer

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Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the men who go above and beyond for their family, and for former CFL star Doyle Orange going the whole nine yards (plus one) is second nature. 

Planet’s ‘urgent’ cry rings loud and clear

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It is not wrong to say that Laudato Si’ is an encyclical about ecology or climate change. But nobody gets full marks for that answer.

Rosalie Hall an oasis for young moms in isolation

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Being isolated and away from friends and extended family can take its toll on anyone, but imagine being 18, pregnant or recently given birth, or coping with mental health issues or other societal complications.

Moms build strong bond in motherhood and faith

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Krystyna Zasowski had just moved into a new neighbourhood, and with her first daughter starting kindergarten, she was looking for some mom-bonding.

Bittersweet twist to a special day

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Mother Teresa was once famously quoted as saying, “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.”

Kenora board reaches out in crisis

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While physical distancing has left people feeling isolated, outreach initiatives by the Kenora Catholic District School Board are fostering hope by helping students and families realize they are not alone.

Happy birthday! Full funding 35 years old

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Thirty-five years ago, in July 1985, Catholic education in Ontario took a major step forward when Bill 30 was passed by the Ontario Legislature, granting full public funding to Catholic schools through Grade 13. The battle for equal funding with the public boards was a long one, finally won when Premier Bill Davis, who had rejected the idea in 1971, announced the change in policy in June 1984. Here’s The Catholic Register’s report from its June 23, 1984 edition: