OTTAWA -- The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the “heartbreaking” neglect that many elderly Canadians and other vulnerable people have been facing in modern Canadian society, but that exposure can also be an opportunity for Catholics and other Canadians to reassess our “values and lifestyle” in a meaningful way, say Canada’s Catholic bishops.

Jesus statue vandalized at Calgary church

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The Calgary Police Service has launched an investigation into the vandalizing of a bronze Jesus statue by the front doors of a city parish. 

Summer school enrolment surges

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In a summer deeply impacted by global pandemic, virtual summer school has proven popular for students looking to maximize their time during normal vacation months.

St. Mike’s reaches for the stars to fill Sutton Family Chair

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Putting an astrophysicist in the company of medievalists, literature scholars and historians may not seem like a natural fit, but it’s a perfect match as far as David Sylvester is concerned.

Fight for justice built on Catholic roots

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For teenage anti-racism activist Brooklyn Albuquerque, the fight for social justice hits painfully close to home.

Ignite youth camps adapt to COVID-19 terrain

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Learning about God’s profound love in seminars and small groups, experiencing Christ during eucharistic adoration and dancing to worship tunes are among the joys traditionally experienced at an Ignite Camp.

‘Community is our bread and butter’

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St. Michael’s College president and vice-chancellor David Sylvester lives and dies by the credo of Catholic education — education of the whole person in the context of a faithful learning community.

Charities need a lifeline to survive crisis

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OTTAWA -- With the federal government facing an increasing deficit piled up by spending on COVID-19 relief measures, a Christian think tank says Ottawa must do more to help charities survive the effects of the pandemic.

Statues vandalized at Markham parish

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York Regional Police are investigating an act of vandalism to statues outside of St. Patrick’s Parish in Markham, Ont.

Crisis could bring spike in refugee backlog

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COVID-19 has almost completely choked off the flow of refugees to Canada, which has refugee sponsors worried about the backlog building up as they wait for travel restrictions to ease so they can start again helping new arrivals ease into jobs, apartments and communities.

Canadian Catholic diocese aims to repair defaced Stations of the Cross

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A Canadian diocese said it will aim to repair six statues whose heads and arms were cut off in an act of vandalism.