TORONTO - Any time you want to talk about religious vocations, just call Archbishop Thomas Collins. His phone number is (416) 934-0606.

Marie Deans chosen to lead Pontifical Missions Societies

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TORONTO - The Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of People has appointed Toronto's Marie Deans as the next national director of the Canadian English sector of the Pontifical Mission Societies.

ShareLife begins campaign to raise $14 million

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TORONTO - This year’s ShareLife campaign to “recognize, reflect and respond” is now underway.

Mentally ill have too much autonomy for their own good, says professor

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homelessTORONTO - Putting a person in jail for being sick might sound extreme, barbarous and unreasonable, but 40 per cent of the inmates in Canada’s prison systems suffer mental illness. AND Approximately 35 per cent of the homeless suffer serious forms of mental illness. Philosopher and bioethicist Barry Brown argues that society should do more for the mentally ill than tossing them in jail or out on the street.

Opponents appeal Three Parents case to Supreme Court

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OTTAWA - The Alliance for Marriage and Family filed an application Mar. 5 to appeal the so-called Three Parents Case to the Supreme Court of Canada.

St. Paul’s bishop gives organizations three years to stop raising funds by games of chance

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ST. PAUL, Alta. - The choice of Catholic organizations to raise funds from gambling “is scandalous and compromises the religious identity of the institution or organization,” says the bishop of St. Paul.

Symposium prepares for Eucharistic Congress

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TORONTO - Leaders of Catholic lay movements in the archdiocese of Toronto will attend an annual symposium March 24.

Symposium prepares for Eucharistic Congress

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TORONTO - Leaders of Catholic lay movements in the archdiocese of Toronto will attend an annual symposium March 24.

Catholics honoured with Order of Canada

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OTTAWA - A pair of Catholics have made the grade as Canada’s governor general has announced 87 new appointments to the Order of Canada.

"Called by Name" creates vocation culture

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TORONTO - It’s hard to find a seat at the 7 p.m. Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas chapel next door to the University of Toronto’s Newman Centre. That makes the students and young professionals who make up the bulk of the congregation ideal candidates for the annual Toronto archdiocesan-run vocations awareness program.

National Catholic Mission to air in late March

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TORONTO - Vision TV will broadcast this year’s National Catholic Mission, two talks from renowned speaker and best-selling author Matthew Kelly, March 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. (E.T.)