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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. 

The Church and dementia

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As both a Catholic teacher and founding member of Dementia Advocacy Canada, Matt Dineen wants to visit parishes to explain what they should do to be dementia-ready and — perhaps more important — why they should do it.

The Mass of Chrism

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In the Diocese of Hamilton, the annual celebration of the Mass of Chrism takes place at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King on Monday of Holy Week. 

Contest winner keeps it in family

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For Emily Jang, art is in her blood. Inspired by her older sister, she began taking private art classes about four years ago so she could join her sister, Amy, at the Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts in Toronto.

‘Superstar’ Forever

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When Jesus Christ Superstar launched in 1970 — first with the concept album followed by the Broadway rock opera that opened in 1971, a production in London’s west end that would play for more than eight years and finally the 1973 movie — who knew it was the start of a phenomenon that still resonates almost half a century later.

In search of Christ’s face

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MANOPPELLO, ITALY - At the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello, visitors see a transparent cloth encased between two glass panes within an ornate silver frame above the sanctuary’s altar.

Christ on film

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Christ films are a staple in many households during Easter weekend.

Canadian choirs make history in the Holy Land

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When Vincent Cheng closed his eyes as he sang, the walls of the Church of All Nations faded away and he imagined Jesus on His knees praying fervently before the Father hours before His Passion.

Devotional arises from total team effort

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Megan Turland must have read the story of the resurrected little girl in Mark 5 more than a hundred times.

'Their Calvary was lengthy': Pope's Stations recall those exploited

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ROME - Recalling Jesus' death on the cross, Pope Francis led thousands on Good Friday in reflecting on the crosses of loneliness, fear and betrayal that crucify countless men, women and children in the world.