BANGKOK, Thailand -- For 63 families, the strangers from Toronto represented something they’ve lived without for years — hope.

Canadian chaplain: pirates a major threat to sailors

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- On the mainland, most references to pirates are made in jest, but a chaplain to sailors in the ports of Delta and Vancouver said piracy is still a serious threat to those to whom he ministers.

Jesuit figure left out of Champlain statue re-installation

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A Jesuit figure that stood beside a statue commemorating Samuel de Champlain will not be returning when the City of Orillia reinstalls the monument commemorating the famed French explorer. 

Fr. M. Owen Lee: Music scholar with a passion for opera dies at 89

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Fr. M. Owen Lee, a Basilian educator with a passion for opera that led to 23 years as a knowledgeable commentator on Saturday afternoon radio broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, died July 25 at Presentation Manor in Toronto. He was 89.

Movement pushes to turn talk into action

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The timing could hardly be better for the Canadian arm of the Global Catholic Climate Movement when it officially launches in September.

O’Hara retires as head of Elliott Allen Institute for Theology and Ecology

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As the director of a world-leading institute for studies in ecology and theology retires, it’s going to be all hands on deck at the University of St. Michael’s College to maintain the edge it has established over the last 28 years with the Elliott Allen Institute for Theology and Ecology.

Pilgrims find healing, renewal in the waters of Alberta's Lac Ste. Anne

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LAC STE. ANNE, Alberta -- As she battled the aching pains of stage 4 intestinal cancer, Evelyn Mercredi slowly lifted herself from her walker and stepped into the waters of Lac Ste. Anne expecting -- and receiving -- healing.

Five-day Stella Maris Pilgrimage opens new road to re-evangelization

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It was just a regular conversation between a bishop and a pastoral intern, sharing coffee and small talk between Masses. But when it was finished, the Halifax-Yarmouth archdiocese had set in motion its own unique project to pray for the renewal of the local Church.

Podcast peels back the ‘feminine genius’

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Growing up, Rachel Wong had this image of what a Catholic woman looked like. 

A Catholic woman has a quiet and demure strength. She is sensitive, soft-spoken and wears a lace veil to church. Maybe she’s a homemaker, maybe she has her own career, but the Catholic woman Wong had in her mind was also a one-dimensional stereotype. 

Oblates leaving another parish

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EDMONTON -- With vocations to the priesthood declining — and a call to renew their mission in Canada — the Oblates of Mary Immaculate are leaving St. Charles Parish in north Edmonton.

Sisters’ graves moving

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The graves of some 300 School Sisters of Notre Dame in a cemetery on the order’s Watertown, Ont., convent property are expected to be moved to a Burlington Catholic cemetery in the near future as the sisters look to sell their long-time home.