Rudy Sylvan knows first-hand what it feels like to compete on the international stage.

Protect ‘messy spirit’ of Ukraine’s democracy

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What might be called the messy, Ukrainian spirituality of democracy is threatened by more than 100,000 Russian troops on the border and a propaganda war that pretends Ukrainians and Russians are all part of one Orthodox and Slavic nation, according to the founder of the Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies in Toronto.

Caritas prepared should tanks roll

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Whether or not Russia invades, Caritas Ukraine is already at work getting people in Eastern Ukraine through all the small crises, the human-scale disasters of a war that’s dragged on for eight years.

Vatican II Bishop De Roo passes

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Bishop Remi De Roo, the former bishop of Victoria who was the world’s youngest bishop when he was appointed in 1962 at age 38 by Pope John XXIII, died Feb. 1. He was 97.

Bishops challenged to condemn Church vaccine mandates

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While the Freedom Convoy 2022 demonstration in the nation’s capital, led by thousands of Canadian truckers, dominated headlines by its sheer size, a Catholic dimension has emerged in ongoing protests against COVID-19 restrictions.

Indigenous fund helps push healing forward

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A new, independent registered charity created to disburse $30 million Canadian Catholics will raise over the next five years is a chance to forge new relationships between the Church and Indigenous Canadians, according to Odawa/Ojibway elder Rosella Kinoshameg.

Rome meeting with Canadian Indigenous delegation rescheduled for late March

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More than two dozen Indigenous delegates, accompanied by a handful of Canadian bishops, are once again on their way to meeting Pope Francis in the last week of March.

Quebec indoor Masses to resume Feb. 7

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Temporary church closures lifted in New Brunswick and PEI

Calgary schools step up human trafficking fight

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The Calgary Catholic School District is partnering with country music star Paul Brandt’s non-profit #NotInMyCity to raise awareness and inspire action to end sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Human touch bedrock of good education

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After a rollercoaster two years marked by online learning and social upheaval forcing the re-examination of how best to meet the needs of students, it’s clear the COVID-19 pandemic has changed education in Canada forever.

Bishops launch Indigenous healing fund

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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has formally established its new registered charity to support and advance healing and reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples.