As Canada begins to step out from under the shadow of COVID, Canada’s Catholic development agency is greeting the new day and Canadian politicians with its most ambitious, spiritual and political Share Lent campaign in years.

Worship restrictions are easing

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Pews packed with mask-free churchgoers of all ages; communal singing; parish halls buzzing with conversation as the coffee brews. 

Do not doubt division done

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Government mandates that interfere with, or eliminate the ability of, the faithful to gather for Holy Mass are certainly not new. But has it ever been required to provide proof of a medical treatment to enter a church?

Organ donation honours late daughter

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After enduring the pain of losing a child to cancer, Joe Marchand was honoured to give the gift of life to another family.

Faith at core of 66-year marital union

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Avelino Maranan’s courtship of his future wife Eufemia evokes the classic ending to the 1989 romantic comedy Say Anything…

Coach knew what mattered

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Few great men know when to step away from something they love. Few fathers understand when it’s time to change teams and focus on family.

It’s back to future as Hetu returns to Development and Peace

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The man who grew the Catholic Near East Welfare Association in Canada from zero to more than $5 million a year in donations is taking the helm at Canada’s Catholic development agency.

New bill puts conscience rights back in focus

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Cardinal Thomas Collins has added his applause for a federal bill protecting conscience rights of health-care professionals who refuse participation in medically assisted suicide.

Virtual is RCIA’s reality again this year

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There was a fleeting moment near the end of last year when Sandy Marshall thought restarting in-person Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) meetings would be possible in 2022.

Bishop De Roo was ‘a pilgrim of Vatican II’

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Canada’s last surviving Second Vatican Council father has died. Victoria Bishop Emeritus Remi De Roo was 97 years old when he reached his eternal rest on Feb. 1.

Social conservatives cheer O’Toole demise

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While social conservatives crow over the demise of Erin O’Toole and begin trying to draft rookie MP Leslyn Lewis to take another run at the Conservative Party leadership, Liberals and other left-of-centre parties are more quietly smiling, political analysts have told The Catholic Register.