Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County is targeting loneliness, isolation and depression in senior men through an innovative program that improves their mental health and well-being.

Marian movement launches papal visit procession

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Dennis Girard hopes the Marian Devotional Movement’s prayerful Papal Visit Pilgrim Statue Procession — and a 54-day Novena launched May 31 —  will bless Pope Francis’ mission of healing and reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples.

‘A beautiful moment’ for Newman College

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Newman Theological College in Edmonton, has been abuzz for weeks as it prepares to host Pope Francis during his pastoral visit to Canada from July 24-29.

Prostitution report slammed

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Parliament’s Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights is being blasted by anti-prostitution groups in Canada after releasing a report that concludes Canada’s current anti-prostitution law does more harm than good.

Vandalized memorial brings communities together

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When a First Nations memorial at St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School was vandalized in the winter, the incident could have provided more fuel for ongoing residential school tensions that have spread across Canada since last summer.

Four St. John’s churches sold in auction

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The Catholic Church presence in St. John’s, Nfld., is set to shrink significantly come autumn after at least four parish communities had their churches sold from underneath them to compensate Mount Cashel abuse victims, with possibly more to close.

The logo of the upcoming Papal visit to Canada: An Indigenous design with rich symbolism

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As its detailed program was launched on June 23, the Papal visit team unveiled the official logo of the Papal visit to Canada. The logo, which illustrates the Walking Together theme, is the work of an incredibly talented Indigenous artist, Shaun Vincent. 

Guelph co-op garden grows community

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Since Sabina Strahija started working in the West Willow Village Co-op community garden at St. Peter Catholic School in Guelph, Ont., her eight-year-old son Sebastian has been by her side.

Advocates continue fight for police-free schools

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Advocates for police-free schools were disheartened in June after a motion put forth by York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) trustee Dino Giuliani called for retired officers to visit schools to talk to students about themes like bullying and making good choices.

D&P, and Church, must be on peripheries

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Development and Peace has new marching orders — new orders that are older than the Church.

Papal apology draws American eyes

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A papal apology on Indigenous land in Canada is not irrelevant south of the border.