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When Carl Hétu was a teenager growing up in Quebec, he recalls a conversation he had with his father that helped shape the man he would become. 

Mothers can have it all, and family too

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When Dorothy Pilarski reflects on her life since leaving the corporate world to launch a successful Catholic women’s ministry, she imagines her mother looking down on her giggling from Heaven.

New OECTA president ready for challenges

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As the newly elected president of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), Barb Dobrowolski vows to advocate for educators to ensure they have the support they need.

Staying active a pandemic coping mechanism

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When seventh grader Marco Boci is in need of a break from his computer screen after a long day of virtual learning, he turns to the piano as way to escape.

First Nations mentorship includes Catholic outreach

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The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is laying the groundwork to provide more Indigenous youth with the training to succeed in roles that require the skill of technical self-reliance.

Unmasking the pandemic creativity: Mask4Aid a path to creative expression

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In coping with challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers and students are turning to art as a means of expression, hope and renewal.

St. Finnan’s joins exclusive club as Canada's newest Minor Basilica

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OTTAWA -- A Catholic church that dates back to the early 1800s in eastern Ontario is Canada’s newest basilica, becoming one of only 27 Catholic churches in Canada to be designated as a minor basilica.

Beyond high school: Preparing for life’s next big step

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In May of 1968 student protesters in Paris put up signs that read, “Be realistic — demand the impossible.” Other signs read, “Life, quickly.” Meanwhile in the United States young people rose up in disgust over their government’s conduct of the Vietnam War and Canadian universities began filling up with American draft dodgers.

The gift of Catholic education

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The story is told that Albert Einstein met with his graduate students in Physics at Princeton University to provide them with their final examination. After distributing the exam, he walked out. His teaching assistant walked out with him.

Lockdown takes toll on kids’ mental health

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Marina Calo has been trying to manage the online education of her five-year-old son and says it has not been easy.

Portrait of St. Kateri survives devastating church fire on Easter Sunday

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Amidst the rubble left by the fire that consumed St. Theresa Point Catholic Church on Easter Sunday laid a picture of St. Kateri Tekakwitha almost completely intact.