{mosimage}TORONTO - There’s just one reason why half a dozen imams and other leaders in Toronto’s Muslim community joined an interfaith tour of the Holocaust Museum in the city’s north end Oct. 16, and just one reason they listened intently to Max Eisen tell how he survived the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp as a 15-year-old slave labourer.

Confirmation program lets special needs youth participate

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{mosimage}NEWMARKET, Ont. - The archdiocese of Toronto launched its newly revised Confirmation program “Anointed for Mission” this fall.

St. Bonaventure’s reaches out online

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{mosimage}TORONTO  - A Franciscan friar has found a creative way to reach out to people sitting outside the pews in front of their computer screens.  

Slain bishop committed to building bridges in Algeria

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Some of the most horrific violence of our time happened in Algeria in the 1990s, and it only tangentially involved Catholics. But that tangent is full of dangers, doubts and fear.

Attracting families will lure Catholics back to pews

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{mosimage}CORNWALL, Ont. - Offer better ministry to families and baptized Catholics who no longer attend church will come back, sociologist Reginald Bibby told the annual plenary of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Oct. 15.

Two new bishops for Atlantic Canada

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{mosimage} Two major Roman Catholic dioceses in Atlantic Canada have new bishops, courtesy of Pope Benedict XVI. The Pope announced the appointments Oct. 17 at the Vatican.

Peace in space

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - In 1957, during the deepening Cold War, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, a basketball-sized satellite that orbited the earth every 98 minutes.

Fixing what’s wrong by starting with what’s right

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{mosimage}TORONTO - If you’ve ever wondered what’s wrong with you, don’t ask Dr. Wayne Hammond. A clinical psychologist with a master of divinity degree, he probably knows — but he won’t tell you.

Shedding multi-faith light on Abraham

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Abraham’s star has certainly risen since jumbo jets slammed into the World Trade Centre towers in New York City, Sept. 11, 2001. Interfaith dialogues acquired a sense of urgency at the dawn of the new century, and such dialogues almost always begin by holding up Abraham as the common ancestor of Jews, Christians and Muslims.


Knights of the Holy Sepulchre in Canada 50 years

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Few people would think there is any connection between 21st-century Toronto and the 11th-century Crusades. Yet on Oct. 4, a group of close to 100 men and women gathered to celebrate just such a link.

A child's-eye view of God

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Students and staff at St. Marcellus Catholic Elementary School celebrated the book launch of Becoming a Child.... while thinking about God! on Sept. 27 in their school auditorium.