Putting an astrophysicist in the company of medievalists, literature scholars and historians may not seem like a natural fit, but it’s a perfect match as far as David Sylvester is concerned.

Fight for justice built on Catholic roots

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For teenage anti-racism activist Brooklyn Albuquerque, the fight for social justice hits painfully close to home.

Ignite youth camps adapt to COVID-19 terrain

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Learning about God’s profound love in seminars and small groups, experiencing Christ during eucharistic adoration and dancing to worship tunes are among the joys traditionally experienced at an Ignite Camp.

‘Community is our bread and butter’

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St. Michael’s College president and vice-chancellor David Sylvester lives and dies by the credo of Catholic education — education of the whole person in the context of a faithful learning community.

Charities need a lifeline to survive crisis

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OTTAWA -- With the federal government facing an increasing deficit piled up by spending on COVID-19 relief measures, a Christian think tank says Ottawa must do more to help charities survive the effects of the pandemic.

Statues vandalized at Markham parish

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York Regional Police are investigating an act of vandalism to statues outside of St. Patrick’s Parish in Markham, Ont.

Crisis could bring spike in refugee backlog

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COVID-19 has almost completely choked off the flow of refugees to Canada, which has refugee sponsors worried about the backlog building up as they wait for travel restrictions to ease so they can start again helping new arrivals ease into jobs, apartments and communities.

Canadian Catholic diocese aims to repair defaced Stations of the Cross

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A Canadian diocese said it will aim to repair six statues whose heads and arms were cut off in an act of vandalism.

St. Mary’s bears witness to Halifax’s past

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For 200 years, St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica has been a fixture in the heart of downtown Halifax.

Diocese seeks status in farm labourers’ appeal

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BURFORD, ONT. -- The Diocese of Hamilton wants a chance to speak up for migrant workers in an upcoming court case.

Migrant’s death hits community hard

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BURFORD, ONT. -- With many of Scotlynn Group Inc.’s migrant farm workers either still in or just out of quarantine, few were able to attend a memorial Mass on June 28 for Juan Lopez Chaparro at Blessed Sacrament Church in Burford, Ont.