Economic disruption due to COVID-19 has brought business to a near standstill for Catholic merchandise retailers across the Greater Toronto Area.

Virtual classrooms a lesson in patience

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Gabriella Swan is coping well with her online classes. She finds online math classes harder, but the classes are shorter — 45 minutes as opposed to 75 in school.

Surveys point to bigger role of faith in crisis

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Canadians of faith are turning towards God more often to help them get through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an Angus Reid survey.

March for Life continues online

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OTTAWA -- The annual National March for Life planned for May 14 in the nation’s capital has been cancelled.

Prayer group a victim of ‘Zoom bombing’

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VANCOUVER -- A peaceful spiritual event in Vancouver became a traumatizing one when at least a dozen people hijacked an online prayer group with shouting and obscene images.

Canadians connect with Holy Week

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Across Canada, COVID-cloistered Canadians plugged in throughout Holy Week in big numbers to view Mass at home on TV and over the Internet.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre declares COVID-19 outbreak

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A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Toronto’s St. Joseph’s Health Centre. 

Knights donate $150,000 to food banks during crisis

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In an average year, the Knights Table in Brampton, Ont., serves 79,000 meals to individuals and families in need in its community.

‘Walk-in’ clinic launched to aid priests, religious

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Priests and religious overwhelmed by the new realities of their ministry due to the COVID-19 pandemic are being offered help to cope with issues brought on by the crisis.

Seminarians’ big plans hit unexpected wall

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Deacon Michael Corpus had family coming to Toronto from California and the Philippines to attend his May ordination to the priesthood. Other members of his St. Augustine’s Seminary graduating class were expecting family from as far away as Poland, South Korea and South America.

Ontario English Catholic teachers ratify deal

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Ontario’s English Catholic teachers have ratified central terms of the agreement reached with the province last month that will put an end to labour unrest in the Catholic education system.