Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

When COVID-19 is finally conquered, there will be about 1,000 dolls ready to get back to doing what they do best at Kemptville District Hospital — putting smiles on kids’ faces.

Situated in one of Canada’s coldest and most geographically isolated regions, the area encompassed by the Diocese of MacKenzie-Fort Smith in the Northwest Territories is a nature lover’s dream.

Catholic parents seeking to help their children make sense of world events have had their work cut out for them in 2020.

As a man naturally drawn to problem solving, Fr. Ivan Camilleri says he finds fulfilment in helping others in their journey of faith.

If you’ve never heard the Lord’s Prayer set to Caribbean rhythm, with all the colourful vibrancy and distinctness of reggae percussion and vocals, then you’ve never heard the ministry of Fr. Richard Ho Lung.

Unique circumstances are part and parcel of Indigenous learning at Catholic schools in Fort McMurray, Alta., in a year where education has already been anything but normal.

A clean pair of socks and a tube of toothpaste are simple necessities many take for granted but for those living on the street, they can be a luxury.

Computers have become an essential tool in this year where everything from medical visits to high school classes has moved online.

With the cold weather of a Canadian winter right around the corner, organizations that collect winter clothes for distribution to the needy are stepping into high gear.

Determined to become self-sufficient, Monica Maiato set her sights on a goal to live independently. Now going on two years since embarking on that journey, her life has completely transformed.