Canada’s seminaries have survived the spring onslaught of COVID-19, but they’re looking across the wide expanse of summer holidays and wondering what the future holds.

Broadcasts ‘a port in the storm’

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The ratings for the Daily TV Mass are sure to decline in the near future, and Deacon Michael Walsh is OK with that.

‘Just Recovery’ looking past the pandemic

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OTTAWA -- More than 150 organizations, including Catholic and other religious groups, have united to support six “Principles for a Just Recovery” which they hope will influence what Canada will look like after COVID-19.

Church on frontline of pandemic

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In the poorer corners of the globe — in refugee camps, slums and Indigenous communities — the Church is emerging as a critical line of defence against COVID-19.

Fr. Morrisey a leading light in canon law

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One of the greatest canon law scholars in Canadian history has died. Fr. Frank Morrisey of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, canon law professor, consultant to bishops and religious orders around the world, died May 23 in Ottawa at the age of 84.

Churches take first steps in re-opening

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It was like a new beginning for Fr. Geoffrey Young and clergy in the Diocese of Saskatoon.

‘Virtual’ church is here to stay

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No one is saying closing church doors was a good thing, but it did open another door to an online world for faith communities that will likely continue to grow long after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jesuits open doors to homeless in quarantine

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Homeless people waiting to learn whether they might have contracted COVID-19 are living in the Jesuit retreat house in Guelph.

Development and Peace lay off staff for summer to fight deficit

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Staring down the barrel of a $5 million deficit, Development and Peace is laying off its 70 employees for eight weeks over the summer while management takes unpaid leaves of absence or reduces their working hours to two or three days a week.

Religious demand cleaner economy

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More than 200 Catholic sisters from across Canada want Ottawa to deny a bailout to the oil and gas industry and invest in building a cleaner, low-carbon economy after COVID-19.

When somebody says we need help, that’s what you do’

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After 40 years serving some of the most vulnerable in society with St. Elizabeth Health Care, Patricia Malone was easing into her retirement. Her career wasn’t in the rearview mirror yet, but she was working half-time as she prepared for life beyond work.