Canada’s bishops and their Indigenous partners in the Guadalupe Circle are calling for “a decarceration plan” — sending inmates home to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 in heavily Indigenous prison populations.

Suspects sought after fire at Catholic school in Brampton

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A weekend fire suspected to have been deliberately set and an accompanying vandalism spree has caused about $8 million in damage to a Brampton Catholic school.

Teen helps build spiritual bouquet against pandemic

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If there’s strength in numbers, 14-year-old Benedict Joseph Claridad has been building spiritual muscle around the world.

Silent Voice a hub for deaf community

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A modest Catholic agency that serves the deaf and their families has landed at the centre of efforts to keep deaf people across Canada informed and connected during the COVID-19 crisis.

CNEWA tackling new enemy

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If the Church isn’t there for displaced and refugee Christians in the Middle East, nobody else is going to protect these impoverished and persecuted minorities from COVID-19.

Clinic dealing with grief, isolation issues

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Perhaps the frustrations of being a priest in a time of pandemic can be no better summed up than in the anguish that followed the slaughter of 22 people in Nova Scotia.

Priest projecting hope in outbreak town

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Daily Mass is looking a lot different for Fr. Mario Infante during the coronavirus pandemic.

Expect a ’new reality’ when churches allowed to open, says Cardinal Collins

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While restrictions are expected to remain in place for the immediate future, preparations are under way for a time when churches will re-open, Cardinal Thomas Collins wrote in a pastoral letter.

Dioceses learning to deal with cash crunch

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Cash-strapped dioceses across Canada have been applying for assistance through federal programs but they don’t expect to see any money until at least June.

Don’t judge Pius XII yet, expert warns

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One document uncovered during one week of research isn’t enough to draw new or final conclusions about Pope Pius XII’s guilt or innocence regarding the Holocaust, warns Canada’s leading expert on the wartime pope.

Dutch euthanasia ruling ignites C-7 fears

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A Dutch court ruling that green lights the killing of dementia patients incapable of giving consent is a prelude to what Canada could face under a proposed new law, fear euthanasia opponents.