Stan Surman has officially been retired for more than 20 years, but not when it comes to his work at church.

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With $800,000 from Toronto in their bank account, Canada’s Catholic development agency is looking forward to settling all outstanding questions about whether 52 of its 180 partners are out of step with Catholic teaching before it begins its fund-raising campaign in March.

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Alicia Escobar was 10 years old when Pope St. John Paul II came to Toronto in 2002 for World Youth Day. She was too young to participate but remembers the excitement, and now she’s looking forward to experiencing that for herself.

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Churches of all denominations across Canada are being asked to participate in the Royal Canadian Legion’s Bells of Peace at sunset on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11.

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Welcoming the stranger can sometimes be a risk of faith, but it is a risk that Christians are called to take, said Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins. 

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“I’m going down east to try to be reconciled with my father.” 

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When the shocking news broke of the coverup of sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania in August, word spread far and fast, with a wave of anger following in its wake.

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In 2016 the Canada Revenue Agency significantly changed the taxation of trusts by introducing a new category known as a General Rate Estate, or GRE.

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Fr. Don MacLean’s kidneys are failing and he needs dialysis on a regular basis in order to remain in good health. But with the help of The Shepherds’ Trust fund, he has found himself in the right place at the right time.

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It happens often that a deceased person leaves a sum of money to support a broad cause without naming a specific charity.

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There already were a few children in line making a bowl of cereal or waiting for the toaster to pop when Jazmin Torres burst through the basement doors at 7:42 a.m. St. Paul’s Basilica in the Corktown neighbourhood of East Toronto.

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Stocks, bonds and mutual funds make great gifts — just ask the parishioners at St. Patrick’s in downtown Toronto.

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At 60, Fr. Ron MacDonell is the youngest of the Scarboro Missions priests. Even as his fellow priests back home in Toronto move into a seniors’ residence, MacDonell is working today in the upper reaches of the Amazon basin among Brazil’s Makushi people, bringing together village elders and young people to recover their vanishing language and culture.

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Peel police are investigating a rash of thefts at three Catholic cemeteries in Mississauga, Ont., where thieves have made off with bronze vases from gravesites.

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About one-third of the work at Catholic Family Services of Toronto starts with a woman who has been abused.

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