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New South Wales becomes last Australian state to pass assisted dying law

The Parliament of New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, has passed a law allowing people to choose assisted dying under certain circumstances. It was the last of the country's six states to enact such legislation.

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Vatican foreign minister visits Ukraine in sign of solidarity, support

Seeing scenes of a war on television is one thing, "touching this reality is another," Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, Vatican foreign minister, said in Ukraine.

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From seminary to sailor: it’s all about the routine

When it comes to vocational discernment some people don’t need to search, while others find a call to military service amongst the patchworked fruits of a short stint in seminary. 

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National Campus Life Network returns to pre-pandemic roots

National Campus Life Network returns to pre-pandemic roots

Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register
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Kathleena Henricus, Youth Speak News

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Canadian sisters celebrate sainthood of St. Marie Rivier

Canadian sisters celebrate sainthood of St. Marie Rivier

In the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary’s estimation, Sr. Marie (Anne-Marie) Rivier’s canonization journey dates back 180 years to 1842, four years after the French Catholic nun passed away at age 69 in Bourg-Saint-Andéol, France.

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National Campus Life Network returns to pre-pandemic roots

National Campus Life Network returns to pre-pandemic roots

Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register
YSN: Speaking Out

Cast a vote for common good

Kathleena Henricus, Youth Speak News

Easter Drawing Contest

Easter Drawing Contest 2022 winners

The great 19th-century Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky declared that beauty will save the world. Some years earlier, Our Lord anticipated — and no doubt inspired — Dostoyevsky by teaching us the necessity for salvation of experiencing the world and expressing our faith through the beauty in children’s eyes.

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In an act of “divine mercy,” the Diocese of Saint John has donated the former St. Peter’s church property to Divine Mercy Catholic School (DMCS) completely debt free.

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Anyone who believes this coming school year will be normal is kidding themselves or is a politician preparing for an election.

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The death of a Catholic school student in Brampton, Ont., has highlighted the demographic shift of those most affected by COVID-19.

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Marina Calo has been trying to manage the online education of her five-year-old son and says it has not been easy.

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Tents are being used to expand classroom space in the outdoors at a number of Toronto Catholic schools as they work to ensure staff and student safety while preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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A Mississauga Catholic school has received a shipment of brand-new musical instruments, courtesy of Toronto Raptors’ head coach Nick Nurse and Canadian rock band the Arkells.

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Paul Solarski admitted there were times this past summer when he wondered if physical education would even be offered in 2020-21 at Ontario schools due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Ontario’s high school and elementary students will be back in school in September, with significant provincial investment in measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

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It’s a step-by-step, multi-pronged back-to-school safety plan, written by practitioners in a Toronto children’s hospital internationally renowned for its expertise and innovation.

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It’s unclear exactly what Ontario classrooms are going to look like in the fall with the realities of COVID-19, but one certainty for school boards is an extra $736 million in funding from the province.

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OTTAWA -- Myths that independent schools in Ontario are bastions of privilege are getting in the way of an education funding model that is “fair and flexible” in Canada’s largest province, an Ontario-based religious think tank says.

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VANCOUVER -- Catholic students joined their public school counterparts across B.C. June 1 in heading back to school for the first time since their extended spring break.

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Gabriella Swan is coping well with her online classes. She finds online math classes harder, but the classes are shorter — 45 minutes as opposed to 75 in school.

Published in Canada
September 28, 2019

The power of humility

At age 73, Graydon Nicholas has lived a life of firsts.

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Whether it’s online shopping, banking or even dating, it’s as if we can live our lives entirely online. This is why the news about the banning of cellphones in all classes across Ontario next school year came as a surprise to me. The exceptions to the ban are when they are used as part of a teacher’s lesson, or for students with medical or special needs.
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