{mosimage}TORONTO - “Holy Spirit rain down, rain down. Let your power fall,” sang 25 members of Our Lady of Lourdes parish charismatic prayer group in downtown Toronto on a recent rainy Friday evening.

John XXIII lecture

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{mosimage}TORONTO — Before he called the Second Vatican Council and opened the windows of the church on the world, Pope John XXIII spent the Second World War in Istanbul rescuing Jews from the Holocaust. The director of the John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies in Bologna, Italy, is coming to Toronto to talk about the link between these two events in the late pope’s life.

Bureaucratic creativity

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{mosimage}TORONTO —  Civil servants are not just bureaucrats, and they’ve got a conference to prove it.

Collins reaches out to Jewish community

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TORONTO - Archbishop Thomas Collins reached out to Toronto’s Jewish community Sept. 29, addressing an audience at the Beth Tzedec synagogue in midtown Toronto.

 

Ground broken for St. Padre Pio Church

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{mosimage}KLEINBURG, Ont. - As author, W.P. Kinsella, once wrote, “If you build it, they will come.” And these words so far have held true to the parishioners of St. Padre Pio Church.


Refugee advocate arrested at border

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Cardinal Avery Dulles is ready to testify on behalf of his niece, who has been charged at the Quebec-U.S. border with human trafficking.

Real leaders don't need a flow chart

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{mosimage}The best leaders in today's organizations, whether in business, charity, or religion, are not the aggressive, take-charge dynamos who run over their opponents with fierce determination. Instead, they need to be people who take time to reflect and nurture others.

Faith groups seek quiet room at City Hall

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{mosimage}TORONTO - Toronto City Hall bustles with big city business and big city egos clashing over big money decisions. The Toronto Area Interfaith Council believes all that sound and fury should be leavened with a little silence.

Bishops look to deal with diminished resources

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{mosimage}OTTAWA - In their upcoming plenary  Oct. 15-19, Canada’s bishops will focus their national activities to have more impact and will consider new communications strategies.

Pembroke welcomes newest bishop

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{mosimage}PEMBROKE - This rural diocese straddling the Ottawa River and taking in parts of Ontario and Quebec welcomed 45-year-old Michael Mulhall as its eighth bishop Sept. 21.

Uncertainty affects Jantzi Index

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{mosimage}TORONTO - In uncertain markets, ethically minded investors have shared in the uncertainty. The Jantzi Social Index of 60 Canadian stocks selected on the basis of their environmental, social and governance practices dropped 0.7 per cent of its overall value in August.