Msgr. Sam Bianco still remembers the week five decades ago when he couldn’t get rid of the chills. As a seminarian at St. Basil’s Seminary in the Toronto School of Theology, he took a course called the inner-city plunge, which challenged participants to live the life of a street person for a week.

Giving back, looking forward

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For Gail and Bruce Young a rewarding life isn’t something they can keep to themselves.

Six steps to building your estate plan

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When most people think about estate planning, they usually think about their Will. But a valid Will is just one part of an overall estate plan — especially if an estate is particularly large or complex. 

Parish builds plans for historic church

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For St. Andrew’s Parish in Oakville, Ont., the Diocese of Hamilton’s ambitious One Heart One Soul Campaign arrives at just the right time.

Two hundred years of growing faith

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Like many Catholic communities in English Canada, the faithful in Oakville, Ont., can trace their roots back to early Irish immigrants. 

Brescia research in genetics reveals political insights

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If you ever wondered why we can’t all just be friends, why political divisions tear at the fabric of nations and even religions, a sociologist at Brescia College has some new insights. Maybe we’re just born that way.

Christ child a model for young educators

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Of all the stained glass windows we have at St. Mary’s University in Calgary my favourite may well be an image of the Christ child with the “doctors” of the temple (Luke 2:41-52) which is installed in our library, St. Basil’s Hall. 

New president lands at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom after many travels

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Ryan Williams has travelled many roads in his career over three continents, and they’ve finally led him to a small town in eastern Ontario.

St. Jerome’s library joins reno bandwagon

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The face of St. Jerome’s University has changed considerably over recent years and it will soon unveil its latest upgrade as the final touches are put on the renovation of the school’s library.

St. Mike’s seminars create launching pad for first-year students

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The University of St. Michael’s College is trying to make the leap from high school to post-secondary education a little easier with the introduction of a number of seminars that open up university life to the freshman class.

Coady Institute keeps pace with future

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Trying to stay relevant over 60 years takes plenty of the proverbial blood, sweat and tears.