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Educators across Ontario have rejigged curriculum to meet the needs of quarantined students and many seem to have found their virtual teaching groove — but not without challenges.

Igniting hope for post-pandemic world

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This year’s theme for Catholic Education Week is “Igniting Hope,” apt at any time but especially now when hope is so much needed.

Schools find new ways to gather

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Our schools have been closed for several weeks due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. As we celebrate Catholic Education Week, midway through the Easter season, we are challenged to ignite and inspire hope for our anxious children in our panicked world. 

‘Igniting Hope’ theme comes at right time

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It isn’t just during a time of pandemic that the world has an overwhelming need for hope. It’s something that is always on the agenda in Ontario’s Catholic schools, says Anne O’Brien.

Schools connect with community

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When the call went out amid the global pandemic for 3D printers to make parts for face shields, St. James Catholic High School principal Mike MacPherson immediately thought of his technology teachers Mike Moore and Kevin Reid.

Pandemic evokes memories of SARS

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When retired nurse Hedda Canlas first heard about the outbreak of COVID-19 in Canada, her response was immediate. “Can I volunteer?” she wondered.

After the pandemic: History shows plagues change the world

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As people grapple with the new realties of daily life ravaged by COVID-19, it’s hard to believe the world will ever be the same.

A priest’s farewell to ‘Tuk’

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EDMONTON -- At 85, most priests would be content to mark six decades of priesthood with quiet retirement. But not Fr. Don Stein.

The Tenebrae tradition

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The Church in Toronto has a Lenten treasure that ends not with a whimper but a bang.

Newman at centre of college celebration

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This year’s Anthony Jordan Lecture Series is celebrating the roots of Newman Theological College.

Medieval studies goes back for a better future

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The University of St. Michael’s College is better than good if you want to study that magical millennium between 500 and 1500.