OTTAWA - Whether you sing in the choir, teach children catechism, lead an Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults class or co-ordinate readers for Sunday Mass, the Saint Paul University summer institutes in pastoral liturgy and religious education will give you a chance to do it better.

Nouwen writings subject of reflection

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TORONTO - L’Arche Toronto is holding a reflection series based on the writings of the late Henri Nouwen. Seeds of Hope will be held at The Gathering Place on May 26. The reflection series is based on the former L’Arche Daybreak pastor Nouwen’s writings. The topic  is “Human Vulnerability and Spiritual Growth.”

Church fight against poverty overlooked

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TORONTO - The success of churches and faith-based organizations in providing disaster relief and fighting world poverty is one of “the greatest overlooked stories of our time,” said veteran journalist Brian Stewart.

Holy Rosary Sister honoured for her missionary zeal

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{mosimage}TORONTO - It was a year of firsts this year as the first woman and first person from eastern Canada received the St. Joseph’s Award for outstanding missionary service.

Army of Mary declared schismatic

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{mosimage}QUEBEC CITY - A small religious movement that follows a woman who claims to be the reincarnation of the Blessed Virgin has been declared schismatic by Cardinal Marc Ouellet, archbishop of Quebec.

ShareLife on target

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{mosimage}TORONTO - The 2007 ShareLife campaign is only halfway through and already the archdiocese of Toronto’s fund-raising arm has reached 44 per cent of its goal.

Historic St. Mike’s residences get facelift

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{mosimage}Toronto - Four historic residences on the campus of the University of St. Michael’s College will be getting much needed renovations, decades overdue, which will bring them into the 21st century. 

Family advocates concerned with Senate report

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OTTAWA - An all-party Senate report on children’s rights that recommends creating a children’s commissioner and abolishing spanking has raised concerns among some traditional family advocates.

Growing Chinese population finds a place to fit within Toronto’s church

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{mosimage}TORONTO - In the new year a young Chinese man approached Redemptorist Father Peter Chin and asked him whether he was a Catholic priest. When Chin said “Yes,” the young man was ready to unburden himself of a secret he had carried across an ocean and through 12 time zones.

New Saint Paul chair considers threat to Catholic education

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OTTAWA - Will Catholic schools continue in Ontario? That is among the questions Saint Paul University’s first holder of The Mercy and Presentation Sisters of Newfoundland Chair in Religious Education and Catechetics said she faces as she assumes her new role.

Pro-life group loses Calgary bishop’s support

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{mosimage}Calgary Bishop Fred Henry has withdrawn his support from the Calgary-based Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform.