As Canadians deal with the pressures of a financial crisis, there is opportunity to be found in Catholic values

I had two choices: carry on or stay alive

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Four years ago, Aaron Semple was in a sober-living facility in Ontario, recovering from a decades-old addiction to drugs, and searching for the tools he needed to construct a new, sober life. His decision to sign up for a retreat inspired by the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises led Semple to a faith community, friendship and a move to Montreal to help bring that retreat-experience to others.

Lifting fire evacuees’ spirits

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Art program helps displaced northerners take their minds off wildfires.

Seats of welcome await at Toronto schools

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The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) is set to complete an 18-month labour of love early in the fall semester when it installs the final 20 of its welcome benches at each of the board’s school. 

Gideon’s example helps speaker find her voice

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Stealing a line from The Beach Boys, Deborah Koko said she spent her vacation before Grade 11 “pickin’ up good vibrations.”

The crime stops here

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Imparters of knowledge. Nurturers of potential. Exemplars of integrity. Educators are called to live up to these important tasks each day they go to work. But they are also charged with another key imperative: safeguarding the students in their care from harm.

Way of the Christian warrior

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As both a student and an elite athlete, Liesel Munar says prayer is central to her life.

The convergence of learning, citizenship

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Historically, schools have treated citizenship both poorly and as a separate category. In Ontario high schools, students are required to take a half credit in Civics and Citizenship. In recent years, between 15,000 and 20,000 students are choosing to complete this credit online, many asynchronously and in the summer. Their motivation? To simply get it over with.

Long way to go on path of reconciliation

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One year after the historic papal visit to Canada, positive signs abound.

St. Agnes the beating heart of Lac-Mégantic

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Parish stood, and stands, at centre of remembering the 47 taken too soon.

‘I have only done the work of a servant’

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The Register's globe-trotting journalist's career ends after 25 years.