Fr. Matthew McCarthy will take the cue from the Lord Himself for his guiding principles as he begins his journey as director of vocations for the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Catholic bikers get their motors running

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VANCOUVER -- Wayne Reville first got his motorcycle licence at age 19, and he hasn’t lost his love for riding since.

Restoration of Windsor’s Assumption Church continues through pandemic

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WINDSOR, Ont. -- A tour through the labyrinth of the attic of the more than century-and-a-half-old Our Lady of Assumption Church shows just how extensive and painstaking is the remediation work for the historic building, a Canadian landmark.

Call to religious life has laundry room origins

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Marvin-Paul Fernandez offered the first clue that a vocation to religious life could be in his future back when he was a little boy growing up in Laoag City in the Philippines’ Ilocos Norte province.

Shawl ministry generations in the making

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Like countless generations of women in her family, Olga Ciaravella spends her evenings quietly crocheting prayer shawls for those in need.

Faith paves the path of a 70-year journey

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When Margaret and Paul O’Connor first met in 1946, they were teenagers enjoying a Catholic youth night at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto. As they swayed to the sounds of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, little did they know that one day they would celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

Garden project at Toronto City Hall part of province’s TRC commitments

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An Indigenous garden project underway in Toronto looks to bring hope and light to the province in the journey towards healing from the dark past of residential schools.

Southdown opens doors wider

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By embracing the opportunity found in challenges brought about by COVID-19, Southdown Institute is expanding mental health services to reach even more people of faith.

Retreat centres acclimatize to new normal

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Through prayers and dreams, Angie Carboni has counted on God to help her navigate through the six months since COVID-19 emerged in Canada.

Caring for the Earth and its people

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The retreat master’s job is all about the big reveal — showing people what’s already there. For Jesuit spiritual director Fr. Greg Kennedy the job is a delight, a joy and at the same time a humbling experience.

Family with 14th child on the way pulls together in faith

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The thought of 14 children would be inconceivable for most couples these days but for Carissa and Patrick Douglas it’s a dream come true.