A group of Scarborough 11th graders have committed to being agents for change when it comes to social justice.

National title, MVP honours cap varsity career

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U Sports women’s basketball tournament MVP Jama Bin-Edward of the Ryerson Rams is still coming down from the high of an undefeated season which culminated in the program’s first national title in early April.

Easter Drawing Contest 2022 winners

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The great 19th-century Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky declared that beauty will save the world. Some years earlier, Our Lord anticipated — and no doubt inspired — Dostoyevsky by teaching us the necessity for salvation of experiencing the world and expressing our faith through the beauty in children’s eyes.

Rescued artifacts help engage students in faith

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An Easter display in the foyer of St Marguerite D’Youville School in Ottawa contains a stained glass artistic piece that survived a fire at a church in St. Thomas, Ont. And its altar is made from reclaimed knee walls from the Church of the Ascension in Ottawa.

Easter baskets raise funds for Ukraine

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Fundraising to secure aid for Ukraine has been an ongoing passion and mission for Bilyana Coburn of Grande Prairie, Alta., for more than six years now. Most of the monetary contributions made by this Grade 5 teacher from St. Catherine Catholic School has gone to orphanages. 

Art school showcases Way of the Cross

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On Holy Thursday, in the gymnasium at St. Michael Catholic Academy in Thornhill, Ont., the lights are dimmed and reflective music is played as classes walk through an artistic Stations of the Cross display.

Easter tradition aids Ukrainian homeland

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Michael Drul has been making  and selling pysanky — the decorative Easter eggs in the Ukrainian tradition believed to ward off evil — to raise funs for those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Actor deeply inspired by boxer turned priest

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There is a pivotal scene in the middle of the new biographical drama Fr. Stu where the eventual boxer-turned-priest, portrayed by Mark Wahlberg, tries to convince the rector of Mount Angel Seminary he is worthy of admittance.

Retreat explores powers within our natural world

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A three-retreat series debuting on the Earth Day weekend will invite attendees to enter a more spiritual and mindful relationship with the nature God created. 

Galilee Centre keeps the healing fires burning

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As the Indigenous delegations began meetings at the Vatican in Rome, a fire-lighting sunrise ceremony was taking place at the Galilee Centre in the small town of Arnprior, Ont., just 65 km west of downtown Ottawa.