When the migrant ships loaded with thousands fleeing Ireland’s Great Famine set sail in 1847, little was it known how this great migration would change — and continue to change — the face of a small town in the interior of a land an ocean away.

New St. Mary’s president focused on growing liberal arts college

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Dr. Sinda Vanderpool begins her tenure as president and vice-chancellor of St. Mary’s University in Calgary next month with a mindset for growth.

Class action authorized against Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe in Quebec

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A Superior Court judge authorized the filing of a class action suit related to sex abuse cases against the Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec.

Dean pitches theology for our times

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The first ever dean of a combined Regis College-University of St. Michael’s graduate faculty of theology is the first Eastern-rite Catholic in charge of theology at either school and the first lay person who does not belong to a religious order to hold the top academic job at the Jesuits’ Regis College.

Peru’s bishops demand Canadian mining action

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After 14 deaths at one mine with Canadian connections and a pattern of corruption and abuses across the country, Peru’s bishops are asking Canada’s government and its vast mining industry to do something to protect Indigenous people and poor farmers who often suffer when mines move into their neighbourhood.

Elder, deacon works to translate Mass parts for Squamish Nation

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Since language provides the foundation for thoughts and culturally roots people in communities, the death of a language means the death of the unique cultural wisdom that it holds.

Diocese helps preserve London slave chapel

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A fundraising campaign to relocate and restore London’s Fugitive Slave Chapel to Fanshawe Pioneer Village (FPV) has received a boost from the Diocese of London. 

Student takes menstrual poverty fight national

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Holding her high school’s first free menstrual product dispenser against the washroom wall, period rights activist Jada Malott couldn’t help but get emotional as she watched the facility service person screw in the bolts.

Respected elder passes unexpectedly

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Nobody was expecting Indigenous elder John Robinson to die. “He hadn’t been feeling well for a few days. I finally told him, ‘Enough, you have to go to the hospital,’ ” his grieving daughter Jessica Robinson-Sibbald told The Catholic Register. “He had a massive heart attack at the hospital.”

Ecological concerns raised on state of Lac Ste. Anne

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Growing up on Lac Ste. Anne in the 1940s and ’50s, Tony Belcourt remembers a rich and wondrous body of water, teeming with life.

Clear overreach, says unvaccinated MP ejected from Parliament

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Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall will not be allowed on the grounds of Canada’s Parliament as she has not provided proof of vaccination against COVID-19.