Parishioners of the Cathedral of St. Catharines of Alexandria were given a punch to the gut during morning Mass Sept. 8. 

COVID-19 hangs over bishops’ plenary

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OTTAWA -- The impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on the Catholic Church in Canada will be a key theme of the first-ever online plenary assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops when the annual meeting gets underway Sept. 21.

Homeschoolers feeling pandemic pinch

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With schools returning to semi-normal following the pandemic lockdown, traditional homeschooling families say they too are happy to resume teaching their children under some sense of normalcy.

TCDSB student trustee puts focus on mental health

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Student mental health will be the top priority for 15-year-old Keith Baybayon in his new role as Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) student trustee this fall.

Classroom experience guides Catholic Education leader

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Anne Jamieson’s devotion to her faith and heart for catechesis has taken her on a long, winding road to leadership in the Catholic education community in Ontario.  

Musical dilemma over abuse claims

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VANCOUVER -- Peter Luongo, a parish music director in Surrey, B.C., is in a quandary.

ShareLife helps agency through COVID crunch

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Elizabeth Pierce will celebrate her 25th year with Catholic Family Services of Durham in May 2021. The therapeutic work she and her colleagues do, particularly on behalf of women and children in abusive living situations, remains profoundly affecting.

Walking the path to reconciliation

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VANCOUVER -- For nearly 11 years, Deacon Rennie Nahanee has experienced extreme highs and lows as co-ordinator of First Nations Ministry for the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

Season of Creation prompts calls for action

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OTTAWA -- Religious and social justice groups are promising to make environmental justice initiatives the focus of a month-long celebration of creation following a plea by Pope Francis to better protect the environment, respect Indigenous communities around the globe and listen to the concerns of young people.

Montreal landmark church ordered closed

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MONTREAL -- Structural engineers have ordered one of the oldest churches in Montreal that serves an English-speaking, working-class congregation to close its doors because its central tower could collapse at any time.

Tabernacle found after theft from St. Catharines cathedral

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Washington, D.C. Newsroom (CNA) -- The tabernacle that was stolen earlier this week from the St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral in St. Catharines, Ontario was recovered on Wednesday, September 9.