One of the cherished possessions in Dr. John Cappucci’s office at Assumption University is a plaque bearing Jeremiah 29:11:

Out of the Cold under COVID restrictions

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Out of the Cold still isn’t out of the woods as the global pandemic meanders through its fourth wave in Ontario.

Money root of pandemic mental health issues

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You don’t have to tell the counsellors and therapists working at Catholic Family Services, Archdiocese of Toronto that money — or the lack of it — can have a severe effect on one’s mental health.

Human trafficking education centre launched

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The Joy Smith Foundation’s new National Human Trafficking Education Centre (NHTEC) is aiming to increase awareness of the scourge while providing greater support for survivors and their families.

Dioceses navigate vaccine volunteer protocols

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Over 19 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, all 225 parishes of the Archdiocese of Toronto have deftly avoided being an outbreak zone for the virus.

French court convicts Canadian priest of sexual assault

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A Canadian priest who served in three different Canadian dioceses from 2010 to 2013 has been convicted by a French court in the 2019 sexual assault of four teenage girls in France and Italy.

Regis College, St. Mike’s join forces

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The intellectual muscle of the Canadian Catholic Church has been recalibrated by combining Regis College and the University of St. Michael’s College into a federation just one year after negotiations between the two Toronto graduate schools began.

Apology ‘most pressing issue’: Fontaine

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When Chief Phil Fontaine arrives in Rome to meet with Vatican officials and Pope Francis he will be laser focused on having the Holy Father apologize on Canadian soil, in an Indigenous context, for the damage done to children and communities by Catholic participation in the residential school system.

Fundraising on hold as national strategy worked out

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Regional efforts to raise $30 million on behalf of Indigenous healing and reconciliation projects appear to be on hold while the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops hammers out a national framework for regional and diocesan campaigns.

Court rejects attestation challenge of summer jobs program

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The federal government’s policy of requiring applicants for summer jobs grants to attest support for abortion rights was “reasonable,” a federal court judge has ruled.

Pope Francis to visit Canada

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Pope Francis has accepted an invitation by Canada’s bishops to visit Canada “on a pilgrimage of healing and reconciliation.”