On Friday, March 25, the Archdiocese of Toronto will answer the call of Pope Francis for dioceses around the world to pray for peace.

Gizzarelli put the Catholic into children’s aid

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Rocco Gizzarelli has been around long enough that he can remember the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton’s days using touch-tone, table-top phones with flashing red lights and pink message slips.

Russian Orthodox support of war ‘heresy’

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The Orthodox world, including nearly 40 Canadian Orthodox scholars and clergy, has risen up to condemn the Russian Orthodox Church for giving moral and spiritual support to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Kitchener student rallies support for Ukraine

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A Kitchener, Ont., family is breathing a sigh of relief after loved ones arrived safely in Canada following a long, white-knuckle journey to escape the war in Ukraine. 

Oblates to open more residential school records

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As three separate Indigenous delegations head to Rome for meetings with Pope Francis on March 28, March 31 and April 1, Canada’s Oblate Fathers have announced a deal with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to make more residential school records available, including material that may be archived in Rome and Paris.

Calgary bells ring out for peace in Ukraine

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Church bells rang out across Calgary at noon March 18 to show solidarity and support for the people of Ukraine who have been suffering through the brutal Russian military invasion of their country.

God Squad ushering in a new springtime

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Sean Lynn said he did not have a clear idea of how many men would attend God Squad Canada’s 25th anniversary conference in Calgary on March 18-19. But whatever the turnout, the founder of this organization is just happy to return to face-to-face fellowship for the first time since 2019.

Young Ukrainians have cross to bear

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The Way of the Cross can be and has been explained in many ways, but before the theorizing, theologizing and prayers there is fear and there is pain.

Reconciliation begins with listening

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Without grassroots Catholics, Indigenous-Church relations won’t move forward

Angel Foundation steps up for war refugees

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To meet the anticipated needs of the expected influx of refugee children fleeing Ukraine, the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s Angel Foundation, Loretto Fund plans to increase its annual budget from $5,000 to $50,000.

Guiding the discomfiting racism conversation

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Talking about racism can be uncomfortable for some but a new resource aims to help churches navigate those difficult discussions.