St. Michael’s Choir School kicked off its Christmas season Dec. 5 with a free outdoor concert of secular and sacred music in Dundas Square in downtown Toronto.

Spruce up your Christmas movie watching

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Since screening Christmas movies together with family and friends has become as ubiquitous as Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties, maybe it’s time to be more than just holly jolly couch potatoes. Perhaps we can find ways to integrate Christmas activities (emphasis on “active”) with the spectating.

Calgary sisters sow seeds of the season

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The Seeds of the Word Catholic Community has covered a lot of ground in southern Alberta this Advent season to empower young and old to prepare their hearts to welcome Christ on Dec. 25.

Christmas Drawing Contest 2021 winners

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Without a doubt, there is an abundance of great artists in the making in our Catholic schools.

Advent on the home front

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Are we ready for Christ? After almost two years of living through this pandemic, we might feel like we are ready for anything and everything or maybe you are feeling like Charlie Brown just before Lucy pulls the football away.

Faith and the B.C. floods

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VANCOUVER -- When Fr. Francis Galvan left Sacred Heart Church in Delta, B.C., for a priests’ study week in Harrison Hot Springs, he didn’t expect to find himself at the centre of a catastrophic flood as British Columbia found itself facing what is being called the storm of the century.

Passion, purpose, the poet and principal

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Walking through the halls of Scarborough’s Mother Teresa Catholic Academy, Ontario’s first Poet Laureate, Randell Adjei, and principal Jose Alberto Flores feel a special connection to the diverse and dynamic school community.

Pope Francis visits with poor in Assisi

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ASSISI, Italy -- With a pilgrim's staff and mantle, Pope Francis entered Assisi's Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels with 500 economically or socially disadvantaged people and the volunteers who walk alongside them.

Vincent de Paul keeps going and going

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Richard Pommainville, in his latest Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) newsletter address, likens the non-profit global charity to the Energizer Bunny.

Authors make the case for basic income strategy

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In November 2017 people lined up for hours in Lindsay, Ont., in hopes of registering for Ontario’s basic income pilot program.

‘Truth about poverty is complicated’

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We are divided, sorted, separated. As the gaps between us grow, society slides into the abstract. Our concrete reality is the opposite of society. Day to day we experience life as individuals. We live in a tight circle of economic security that revolves around our lonely selves.