As a young aid worker, Christian Champigny spent weeks confined to his house in poor countries while war and revolution raged in the streets outside.

Daily TV Mass seeing spike in viewers

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Viewership has skyrocketed, appreciative comments are flowing in from around the world and the phone is ringing constantly in the Markham, Ont., offices of the National Catholic Broadcasting Council. It certainly isn’t business as usual.

Bishop set a powerful example

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Priests have not been spared from being infected — and dying — as COVID-19 sweeps the world.

Aid programs a model for basic income

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Many of the financial measures being rolled out by governments to help people weather the COVID-19 storm would be unnecessary if Canada had a basic income policy, say basic income advocates.

Groups call for emergency benefits to help non-citizens

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OTTAWA -- Francisco Rico-Martinez knows that many of the people he helps at a Toronto refugee centre are worried about how they and their families could be impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis.

Cardinal Collins adds children’s online chat to Holy Week schedule

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Cardinal Thomas Collins will participate in a live online interaction with parents and children as part of extensive Holy Week and Easter activities and services announced by the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Quebec dioceses start temporary layoffs

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QUEBEC CITY -- As the Quebec government tightens measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and allows only essential services, the Catholic dioceses of the province have started temporary layoffs affecting hundreds of Catholic employees and priests.

Ottawa program comes to rescue of priests and workers in Toronto diocese

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Large-scale relief programs implemented by the federal government to deal with the economic fallout from COVID-19 have saved staff at the Archdiocese of Toronto offices and parishes from layoffs.

‘New normal’ means new tasks to tackle

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CALGARY -- A few weeks ago, Jamie Hunka sat at a desk in one of The Mustard Seed’s support centres helping job seekers write resumes and master interviewing skills.

On the virus frontlines: ‘Everyone is stressed’

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In hospital hallways, where the virus wages psychological warfare on doctors, nurses, cleaners and orderlies, hospital chaplain John Zamiska fears evil.

Pastor stands ready as COVID-19 hits Bobcaygeon hard

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Fr. Luis Lapinid can’t help but feel a little helpless in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak.