Lucy Straus was just a toddler when two of her older siblings left the family’s Waterloo County farm to dedicate their lives to the service of God in the religious life.

Summer camps another COVID casualty

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Discussions on how Camp Vincent would operate as this year of pandemic turned into summer became a moot point once the province of Ontario took the decision out of operators’ hands.

The new seminary this Fall

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Canada’s seminaries have survived the spring onslaught of COVID-19, but they’re looking across the wide expanse of summer holidays and wondering what the future holds.

Broadcasts ‘a port in the storm’

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The ratings for the Daily TV Mass are sure to decline in the near future, and Deacon Michael Walsh is OK with that.

‘Just Recovery’ looking past the pandemic

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OTTAWA -- More than 150 organizations, including Catholic and other religious groups, have united to support six “Principles for a Just Recovery” which they hope will influence what Canada will look like after COVID-19.

Church on frontline of pandemic

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In the poorer corners of the globe — in refugee camps, slums and Indigenous communities — the Church is emerging as a critical line of defence against COVID-19.

Fr. Morrisey a leading light in canon law

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One of the greatest canon law scholars in Canadian history has died. Fr. Frank Morrisey of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, canon law professor, consultant to bishops and religious orders around the world, died May 23 in Ottawa at the age of 84.

Churches take first steps in re-opening

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It was like a new beginning for Fr. Geoffrey Young and clergy in the Diocese of Saskatoon.

‘Virtual’ church is here to stay

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No one is saying closing church doors was a good thing, but it did open another door to an online world for faith communities that will likely continue to grow long after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jesuits open doors to homeless in quarantine

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Homeless people waiting to learn whether they might have contracted COVID-19 are living in the Jesuit retreat house in Guelph.

Development and Peace lay off staff for summer to fight deficit

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Staring down the barrel of a $5 million deficit, Development and Peace is laying off its 70 employees for eight weeks over the summer while management takes unpaid leaves of absence or reduces their working hours to two or three days a week.