Calgary’s Feed the Hungry program will make its return to sit-down meals for those in need beginning Thanksgiving weekend, more than two years after it was turned on its head by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Martyrs' Shrine opens arms, gates to Indigenous

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When the Martyrs’ Shrine community in Midland, Ont. — Jesuits and benefactors — gets together Sept. 24 to celebrate Mass with retired Ottawa Archbishop Terence Prendergast, it will celebrate St. Jean de Brebeuf and his companions in a whole new context.

Vancouver vicar general named new Bishop of St. Paul diocese

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Pope Francis has named the Archdiocese of Vancouver’s vicar general, Fr. Gary Franken, as the new Bishop of St. Paul, Alta.

Education director puts equity at forefront

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As Tyrone Dowling settles into his new role as director of education with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, he’s keeping equity front and centre.

Canadian bishops’ plenary goes live this year

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After two years of elaborate, COVID-enforced Zoom calls, Canada’s bishops will see each other face-to-face again at this year’s plenary meetings Sept. 26 to 29 in Cornwall, Ont.

Vancouver native named bishop of U.S. eparchy

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The appointment of a new bishop for an Eastern Catholic Church is attracting a lot of interest from Roman Catholics in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

Development and Peace campaign launched to aid flood-ravaged Pakistan

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With one-third of Pakistan underwater, millions on the move, waterborne illnesses, diarrhea, lost crops, lost roads and bridges and electricity infrastructure, the humanitarian challenge is immense, said Scott Braunschweig.

Solutions sought for ‘Church on the move’

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Canadians want a synodal Church, a listening Church, an active Church, a welcoming Church, a hopeful Church, according to the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops’ “National Synthesis.”

St. Ninian’s murals restored to ‘glowing’ life

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Settled upon 40 feet of scaffolding, Michelle Gallinger was scanning the walls of St. Ninian’s Cathedral in Antigonish, N.S., at the same time feeling a mingling of “stress and fulfilment.”

Statement on Doctrine of Discovery imminent

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A date for a new papal statement on the Doctrine of Discovery, promised by Pope Francis on his way home from Canada to Rome, has not been announced. But whenever it happens it will address core concerns of Indigenous people in Canada and in many other parts of the world.

Out of pandemic, interest high in Catholic school trustees’ role

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With candidates in full campaign mode for upcoming municipal elections across Ontario next month, there appears to be a re-invigorated interest in Catholic school board trustee positions.