St. André Bessette has been named patron saint of Ontario’s Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board (HPCDSB) in recognition of the special place he has in the hearts of those in the region.

School athletics set for big fall comeback

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Chad Falk and his team at the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association (MHSAA) were hard at work during the summer preparing for a 2022-23 school year slated to be chockful of provincial competitions.

Chaplain: just say no to violent sports

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For the past decade, high school chaplain Tony Whelan has been raising the moral and ethical question as to whether violent sports should have a place in Catholic schools.

St. Michael’s principal returns to his roots

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For Pat Daly, new principal of St. Michael’s College School, walking the halls of the prestigious all-boys Catholic school in Toronto feels like coming back to his roots.

St. Paul’s celebrates two centuries of open doors

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Two hundred years ago, St. Paul’s Basilica was the only Catholic church between Windsor and Kingston, making it “ground zero of Catholic life in Toronto,” according to pastor Fr. Bob O’Brien.

Exploring the Catholicity of 'Pinocchio'

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A wooden puppet who dreamed of becoming a real boy takes centre stage at a mini-conference in Saskatoon hosted by Rebuilding Catholic Culture Sept. 2 and 3.

Analysis: What Canadians, Catholics can expect from papal visit

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Standing at the brink of history, it is impossible not to wonder what’s on the other side. Pope Francis’ six-day penitential pilgrimage through Canada will certainly be historic. There has never been a papal journey like this. But there’s more to it that just originality.

WYD 20 years later: Welcoming Francis, remembering John Paul II

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It’s 20 years to the (give or take) day since Pope John Paul II visited Canada, and Canada is once again graced with another papal visit.

Synod shining light on Church warts

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What the Church believes, what it thinks, what it cares about and where it’s going are subjects of debate and speculation every day in classrooms, in parish halls and on social media. But Sudbury, Ont., theologian Christopher Duncanson-Hales is seizing on the synod process to inject some real-life, empirical data into the Catholic conversation.

Schmalz unveils hope for historic visit

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Originally, Timothy Schmalz did not intend his latest creation, Mary, Untier of Knots, to be his artistic muse to symbolically represent the ongoing truth and reconciliation efforts in Canada. 

Teacher MikeAll uses hip hop culture to help students find voice

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In Michael Grandsoult’s eighth grade classroom, students are encouraged to use music and rhymes to tell the story of their lives.