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.

Presentation Manor retirement home endures pandemic with strong community

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The day Presentation Manor went into lockdown for COVID-19 was Charles Hendrick’s birthday, but he wasn’t there to celebrate. He had died the previous October of pancreatic cancer.

Go forth with a message of hope and joy

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The following is the Easter message from Archbishop Richard Gagnon, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archbishop of Winnipeg:

Family tradition brings taste of Italy to Easter

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Lamb stew might not be typical Easter cuisine in North America, but for Elisa Pasini and her family it is an Italian delicacy steeped in tradition.

Catholic teen to aid parents, siblings joining Church

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Marco Pantoja III has a room much like any other 18-year-old: a navy blue New England Patriots flag for his favourite NFL team, handfuls of awards from his years playing soccer and a tiny green sign for Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y., where he will attend in the fall.

Sisters find sounds of silence at Easter

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MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, Israel -- The palm tree fronds in the convent garden of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary rustle loudly in the brisk wind of an early spring dust storm, but, stepping into the chapel of the Church of the Beatitudes, there is silence.

Author ministers through the brokenness

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The messages of Lent and Easter season hit very close to home for Catholic author Mary Lenaburg.

Students aim to ease seniors’ isolation

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A group of Toronto high school students is spreading some Easter season cheer and brightening the days of residents in a retirement residence.