The small Catholic community in Oshawa has been left to wonder why it has lost four of its members while another clings to life after a Sept. 4 shooting in the city east of Toronto.

Tabernacle stolen from St. Catharines cathedral

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Washington, D.C. Newsroom (CNA) -- The Bishop of St. Catharines, Ontario is pleading for thieves to return the consecrated Host after the tabernacle was stolen from the St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral on Tuesday.

Street Patrol hasn’t taken pandemic hiatus

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With the needs of the less fortunate exasperated in so many ways by COVID-19, volunteers with the summer Street Patrol ministry have continued providing meals to those living on the streets of downtown Toronto.

Laudato Si’ key to prof’s eco-theology

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In a time and place where Christians, and especially Catholics, are at each other’s throats over basic truths about the world we’re living in, how we teach theology matters a great deal to the University of St. Michael’s College’s newest theology professor.

ShareLife gets a reboot

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The rapid proliferation of COVID-19 prevented ShareLife, the Archdiocese of Toronto’s annual charitable appeal, from launching its major parish fundraising campaign on the last weekend of March as intended. 

Edmonton vows to restore historic Indigenous parish

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EDMONTON -- The Archdiocese of Edmonton says it will do whatever it takes to restore Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples after a devastating fire Aug. 30 tore through the rear of the building.

Wife fighting husband’s bid for assisted suicide

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OTTAWA -- A legal battle between an elderly married couple in Nova Scotia over the husband’s wish to kill himself with medical aid has become a rallying cry for anti-euthanasia organizations in Canada.

Vancouver archdiocese ‘negligent’ on abuse, suit says

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VANCOUVER -- A proposed class-action lawsuit filed against the Archdiocese of Vancouver claims the archdiocese was “systematically negligent” in protecting parishioners from abuse by clergy.

Advocates to keep up battle against refugee agreement

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The federal government’s decision to appeal a court ruling that puts an international refugee agreement with the United States at risk is disappointing but not surprising to refugee advocacy and church groups that have long sought to have the Safe Third Country Agreement scuttled.

Virgin Mary statue decapitated in west-end Toronto

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Toronto police have released an image of a man sought for decapitating a statue of the Virgin Mary outside a church in the city’s west end.

Ministry offers lifeline for desperate migrants

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It’s the afternoon of July 20 in Honduras, and Fr. Luis Lopez is travelling in a car packed with food, clothing and supplies to meet a group of 80 Nicaraguan migrants stranded at the border between Honduras and Guatemala.