For one city to have two Catholic, PhD-granting, graduate faculties of theology might seem an embarrassment of riches. But Regis College and the University of St. Michael’s College have decided what Toronto really needs is one bigger and better centre for advanced studies in Catholic theology.

COVID showed Cargill workers’ resilience

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EDMONTON -- The largest single outbreak of COVID-19 in North America may be one of the biggest lessons in the Catholic social principles of sacrifice, the value of work, care for the common good and solidarity.

Fighting the ‘virus of racism’

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Canada’s Jesuits are asking Canadians to examine their collective conscience in the wake of Joyce Echaquan’s death in a hospital in Joliette, Que.

Archdiocese forges ahead with unique Cardinal’s Dinner

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You could be forgiven for cursing COVID-19 because it is robbing Toronto Catholics of yet another opportunity to gather and celebrate. But John Ecker doesn’t think that the pandemic forcing the annual Cardinal’s Dinner online Nov. 5 is so bad.

Vancouver school marks first step to towering future

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VANCOUVER -- After spending last year in a church basement, the young musicians in St. Mary’s Elementary School’s band class can now breathe easily in their very own fine arts annex.

MAiD ‘nothing less than murder’: faith leaders

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OTTAWA -- Canada’s Catholic bishops have joined with religious leaders nationwide to denounce the federal government’s plan to make it easier to obtain a medically-assisted suicide.

MPs look to bridge gap in faith, politics

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OTTAWA -- MPs from across the political spectrum are working to form a new all-party caucus in Parliament to foster more dialogue and respect between faith communities and federal politicians.

U.S. bishop named apostolic administrator of Byzantine eparchy in Canada

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WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis has named Bishop Kurt R. Burnette of the Byzantine Ruthenian Eparchy of Passaic, New Jersey, to be the apostolic administrator of the Slovakian Eparchy of St. Cyril and Methodius in Toronto.

Youth cleans up with soap drive

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In previous summers, work shifts at the Canadian Food for Children (CCFC) warehouse in Mississauga, Ont., would be staffed by large parish youth groups.

Sisters’ ministry lives in the present

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Entering their 170th year of caring for the people of Toronto, the Sisters of St. Joseph want to celebrate their history, of course. But celebrating that ministry has to be about much more than history, said the Sisters of St. Joseph communications director Lisa Tabachnick.

Help for homeless youth suffers with COVID-19

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When COVID-19 forced frontline workers to shift their support for homeless youth online, the result was more loneliness, more depression, more drug use, more overdoses and more thoughts of suicide, according to new research from Covenant House, Canada’s largest shelter serving young people.