Montreal’s Irish community will be on its feet again next week with resumption of its St. Patrick’s Day parade — two years after the Great Green blowout was unceremoniously cancelled by COVID-19.

Brescia student aims to diversify dietetics

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In a multicultural society like Canada, the lack of diversity among dieticians has been a major problem, one Esraa Aly Naguib Hassan is working to change.

The humanitarian art of war

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Ivanka Galadza is not the sort of person who ever expected to go to war, nor would any of her Ottawa neighbours pick the slight young woman out as a warrior. But with a pen and a sheet of paper, Galadza can concentrate the strength she inherited from priests and poets who resisted the Soviet empire.

‘We are staying strong together’

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Two weeks into the war in Ukraine, Lily Hordienko, principal at St. Demetrius Catholic School in Etobicoke, received a phone call from a parent letting her know that their son would not be in school that day. The family, the mother told Hordienko, hadn’t slept a wink all night. Her father was taking the train from Kiev to their family home in the western part of the nation. The train was under bombardment by Russian forces, The anxiety and uncertainty of the journey in midst of the crisis prevented parent and children from getting any rest.

‘Return to Mass’ campaign launched

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The substantial loosening of public health protocols at places of worship around Canada — except, for now, B.C. — has made it possible to manifest the Catholic Mass that existed before COVID-19. But senior clergy know it will take time to restore parishes to pre-pandemic vibrancy. 

Child pulled from class ‘crying for help’: expert

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An investigation is underway of an incident where police were called on a four-year-old student at John Sweeney Catholic Elementary School in Kitchener, Ont.

Crossing Ukraine’s threshold of hope

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As an ordinary Ukrainian far from home, Maria Ivaniv has struggled with all the emotions the outbreak of war was bound to fuel — fear, anger, despair and confusion. As a theologian, she looks to the Church for hope.

Salt and Light opens Rome bureau

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Early in the pandemic BBC presenter and documentary film producer Jen Copestake was reminded in a way she never had been before that she is a Catholic journalist.

Canadians urged to help Ukraine with cash

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Cash and care go hand in hand in the Catholic response to the crisis in Ukraine.

Singers hit right note with STEAM powered boat

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Four students from Toronto’s St. Michael’s Choir School have advanced to the championship round of a provincial competition — and they aren’t a singing quartet.

Whistler church ‘what God wants us to do’

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VANCOUVER -- Fr. Andrew L’Heureux dreams of a future when a flock of pilgrims, backpacks loaded and spirits high, assemble outside of Holy Rosary Cathedral in downtown Vancouver. The pilgrims take one last, respectful look at the cathedral’s evocative Homeless Jesus statue — the Catholics among them making the sign of the cross — and then they turn to start a multi-day, 123-km hike to Whistler, B.C.