TORONTO — Learn to keep your parish’s books in the black through the winter and do the Earth a favour at a one-day forum presented by Faith and the Common Good’s Greening Sacred Spaces program.

Trying to make sense of the Holocaust’s senseless

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For Vanessa Harris her Grade 8 class trip to the Holocaust Museum in Toronto was all about trying to understand the incomprehensible.

Catholic public servant loses court battle over union dues

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OTTAWA - A Catholic public servant has lost her court battle to have her union dues diverted to charity.

Caritas telethon airs on April 29

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TORONTO - Caritas is hosting its 13th annual telethon on April 29. The telethon will be aired on the TLN Telelatino Television Network.

Jantzi index keeps up with the big boys

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TORONTO - The social responsibility and environmental sustainability driven Jantzi Social Index continues to run neck-and-neck with conventional stock market indexes despite its underexposure in the energy sector.

Catalyst rewarded for environmental sensibility

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TORONTO - The guys who control the mill jobs in several small towns on Vancouver Island, who cut down swaths of rainforest to make paper for phone books and catalogues and who deal in pulp for paper mills up and down the west coast of North America are now officially good guys of Canada’s forest products industry.

MP seeks to honour John Paul II

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TORONTO - A member of Ontario’s provincial legislature wants the province to recognize April 2 as Pope John Paul II Day. On that very day, Conservative MPP Frank Klees planned to introduce into the legislature a private member’s bill to commemorate the day the late pope died two years ago.

Smith appointed archbishop of Edmonton

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OTTAWA - Pembroke Bishop Richard Smith said he was surprised to be appointed as archbishop of Edmonton, but he trusts that God will give him the grace to serve where he is called.

Merton workshop comes to town

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TORONTO - The Thomas Merton Society of Canada is offering an opportunity to get to know the 20th century’s most famous American monk.

Interfaith prayer for Afghan peace

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TORONTO - A peace prayer will unite Christians of every stripe at St. James Anglican Cathedral in downtown Toronto April 22 at 4:30 p.m.

New director for Sheptytsky Institute

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Fr. Stephen Wojcichowsky began a three-year term as the new director of the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies on Feb. 1.