Canadians among those conversing with Francis on synodality

Schools welcome back international students

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Last year one international student living just outside Beijing, China, would get up at 3 a.m. to virtually attend an afternoon seminar at the University of St. Michael’s College, recalls Mark McGowan.

King’s University College para athlete aspires and inspires

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Para athlete and King’s University College student Madison Wilson-Walker has been named the recipient of the 2022 Jeffrey Reed Courage Award.

Work vs. life: Seeking meaning

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Pandemic shows many aren’t finding satisfaction in their labour

Historian preserves nuns’ hospital legacy

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As the legend goes, Haitian-Canadian Dr. Saint-Firmin Monestime was persuaded to join the team at Mattawa Hospital after an impromptu stop for lunch on his way to Timmins in the summer of 1951. The northern Ontario town’s previous doctor had passed away earlier that year and the community successfully convinced Monestime to remain and take his place.

Assumption church in Windsor slowly returns to past glory

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Windsor’s historic Our Lady of the Assumption Church has been declared “saved” by the National Trust for Canada. But for the 294-year-old parish the road to salvation begins with reconciliation.

Opioids put new face to addiction

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Canada’s opioid death toll has escalated to unprecedented levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, and those most critically affected seem to be defying conventional beliefs about addiction.

Once banned mbira a tool for reconciliation

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Edmonton musician Chaka Zinyemba still remembers the moment his quest began to become a vessel for unity and reconciliation through Black African music.

What we learn of the universe leads us to God

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The universe is beautiful and we’ve got pictures to prove it. Come May, when the James Webb Space Telescope starts downloading deep space photos, we’re going to have even more pictures, and astrophysicist and cosmologist Fr. Adam Hincks just knows those pictures will be beautiful too.

At 75, Collins reflects on a disciple’s life

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In an alternative life, Cardinal Thomas Collins might never have been a bishop, an archbishop or a cardinal. He might very happily have remained a professor of New Testament with an intense interest in the Apocalypse of John. He would have dedicated himself to the formation of the next generation of priests at St. Peter’s Seminary in London, Ont., and happily translated the wisdom he encountered in academic study into homilies that resonate with the worries and hopes of ordinary Christians.

Basilians celebrate humble bicentennial

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It’s funny how 200 years can sneak up on you, but the Basilian Fathers plan to celebrate their bicentennial quietly, modestly, prayerfully, humbly.