Mary Filangi was 37 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000. It was a time of great fear and sorrow and helplessness, but even in the darkest moments, she never felt lost.

Fr. Bill Ryan put words into real action

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Jesuit Fr. Bill Ryan was never going to settle for a small, quiet, unobtrusive, private faith. For the Harvard-educated economist any notion that God was real, that God intends justice, must be met with real, concrete and public action.

Bishop Hagemoen appointed to lead Saskatoon diocese

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Bishop Mark A. Hagemoen has been named the new bishop of the Diocese of Saskatoon.

Fr. Pocock struck right note with ‘Duke’

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MONTREAL - Fr. Gerald Pocock, who died Sept. 4 in Ottawa at age 92, was a gregarious Roman Catholic chaplain at Montreal’s St. Mary’s Hospital in 1969 when he befriended American jazz legend Duke Ellington.

Cardinal Collins pleads for aid to Christian refugees

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At an ecumenical prayer service for peace in the Middle East, Cardinal Thomas Collins made his most direct appeal yet for the Canadian government to pay special attention to Christian refugees as it distributes aid in the region and accepts refugees for resettlement.

Mission North

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As our small group of travel-weary, would-be missionaries stood during Mass in the small church 4,500 km from our homes in Toronto, the ritual words we heard all of a sudden were reborn.

Nun finds Catholic spirit in Ojibway roots

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Sr. Priscilla Solomon was in her 30s when she began to rediscover her Ojibway roots.

Northern schools lead on reconciliation

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To see the impact of engraining Indigenous cultures and languages into Ontario’s schools — a practice encouraged by the Ministry of Education — one needs to simply look north.

First visit to mosque sets the right tone

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EDMONTON - Archbishop Richard Smith formally began his historic visit to Edmonton’s largest and oldest mosque with a traditional Arabic greeting of peace: “As Salaam Alaikum, peace be with you all.”

Cash may be the best medicine: doctor

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Patients who visit Dr. Andrew Pinto for help managing their health often receive prescription for money.

Pope, Patriarch plea together for ‘our wounded creation’

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In the first ever joint letter between Christianity’s two most senior leaders, Pope Francis has joined with Patriarch Bartholomew to warn of a “morally decaying scenario” and beg world leaders to work towards “the healing of our wounded creation.”