While it might seem a good-news story that Good Shepherd Ministries served more than 1,200 meals to hundreds of grateful guests on Easter Sunday, it merely highlights a staggering trend in the rise of food bank usage in Toronto and beyond.

Bloc bills are an ‘attack’ on people of faith


The president of a global Christian persecution watchdog is sounding the alarm over multiple bills tabled by Bloc Québécois MPs calling for repeal of religious speech protections outlined in the wilful promotion of hatred and anti-Semitism sections of the Criminal Code.

Former trustees say ‘bullying’ rampant for upholding Catholic beliefs


Francine Champagne had high hopes of helping children when she was elected as a trustee of Winnipeg’s Louis Riel School Division Board (LRSDB) in October 2022. They all came crashing down a few months later over a non-existent debate about library books and mild memes.

Bar association pushing abortion rights


To mark International Women’s Day, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) announced the adoption of a resolution to protect and realize abortion rights in Canada.

Nun arrested at Toronto bank protest


Nine religious leaders, including a Catholic nun, were arrested by Toronto Police following a “pray-in” at a downtown RBC branch April 9.

CSS initiative ‘Giving Hope’ to community


On March 26, Catholic Social Services (CSS) in Edmonton launched its inaugural “Giving Hope Tuesday,” a special philanthropy occasion to encourage monetary gifts toward specific projects, programs and initiatives.

This idea is inspired by the Giving Tuesday tradition, hosted the first Tuesday following Black Friday as a national day of bequeathing monetary donations to non-profits and causes in need.

The future of Catholic education?


When Sacred Heart Academy opened its doors for the first time last September, it joined a growing number of schools feeding a demand for a classical Catholic education.

Saint John reno a project of renewal


Renewal is in the air in the Diocese of Saint John where the restoration of the 170-year-old Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception continues to progress slowly but surely nearly a decade after preservation efforts launched.

The house of worship, built by immigrants fleeing Ireland during the Irish potato famine in the mid-1840s, is getting its ceiling, roof, steeple and foundation repaired. The engineering firm Heritage Standing Incorporated, under the guidance of Bishop Christian Riesbeck, is taking on the project.

Christ’s light shines on women of faith


More than 500 women heard the message of hope and seeking the light of Christ to combat fear and hesitation in order to answer God’s call of living as women of faith in their families and communities at the 15th annual Dynamic Women of Faith Conference on March 23.

Giving back starts early at St. Anthony’s


Youth from St. Anthony’s Parish in Toronto’s west end have put their humility and generosity on full display as they take to downtown streets to help the city’s less fortunate. 

Future unclear for mould-infested Halifax church


April marks six months since the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth was forced to close the historic St. Theresa’s Church on North Street because of high levels of mould in the building.

And since then, according to archdiocesan spokesperson Aurea Sadi, more issues have emerged.