B. and Toby have been camping in a green tent on a strip of muddy ground between an on-ramp to the Don Valley Parkway and a fence near St. Paul’s Basilica in downtown Toronto for a couple of weeks. 

Priests finding ways to connect

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When Fr. Rico Passero celebrates Mass in these days of crisis, he does so with a full congregation joining him.

In Rome, ‘it feels like living in a war’

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VANCOUVER -- Vancouver priest Fr. Davide Lanzani compares Rome to a war zone.

Ottawa’s March for Life looking at alternatives

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OTTAWA -- There will be some sort of national March for Life event on May 14, but whether there will be an actual march through the streets of the nation’s capital and a rally of thousands of pro-life Canadians at Parliament Hill is still to be determined.

Asylum seekers deserve better, say advocates

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Denying refugee claimants entry to Canada at the United States border during the COVID-19 pandemic is dangerous, immoral and legally dubious, says a Catholic law professor and other refugee advocates.

Court overturns ruling on funding of non-Catholic students at Catholic schools

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In a unanimous decision, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has upheld the right of separate schools in the province to receive government funding for the education of non-Catholic students.

Cardinal Collins issues instructions for Holy Week and Easter

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In a letter to priests of the Archdiocese of Toronto, Cardinal Thomas Collins said it is “essential” to proceed with Holy Week and Easter ceremonies even though every church in Canada’s largest diocese will be closed throughout the holiest days on the Church calendar. 

Priests try to adapt to empty churches

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Parish priests, whose life’s work revolves around other people and their relationship with God, have experienced COVID-19 losses as they adjust to life without Sunday Masses, prayer groups and close contact with parishioners.

As virus sweeps globe, Church keeps the faith

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Catholic dioceses around the world are preparing for a  Holy Week of empty churches and virtual liturgies — and Easter Masses with empty pews — amid widespread global shutdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19.

All churches closed in Archdiocese of Toronto

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After previously cancelling public celebrations of the sacraments including daily and Sunday Masses, the Archdiocese of Toronto has taken the additional step of entirely closing its churches to public access.

Salt + Light takes aim at web world

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Cord-cutting Canadians who are cancelling cable TV services are a conundrum Canada’s Catholic TV service hopes to conquer.