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Bishop set a powerful example

By Mickey Conlon, The Catholic Register

Priests have not been spared from being infected — and dying — as COVID-19 sweeps the world.

Aid programs a model for basic income

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

Many of the financial measures being rolled out by governments to help people weather the COVID-19 storm would be unnecessary if Canada had a basic income policy, say basic income advocates.

Groups call for emergency benefits to help non-citizens

By Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- Francisco Rico-Martinez knows that many of the people he helps at a Toronto refugee centre are worried about how they and their families could be impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis.

Cardinal Collins adds children’s online chat to Holy Week schedule

By Catholic Register Staff

Cardinal Thomas Collins will participate in a live online interaction with parents and children as part of extensive Holy Week and Easter activities and services announced by the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Quebec dioceses start temporary layoffs

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QUEBEC CITY -- As the Quebec government tightens measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and allows only essential services, the Catholic dioceses of the province have started temporary layoffs affecting hundreds of Catholic employees and priests.

Ottawa program comes to rescue of priests and workers in Toronto diocese

By Catholic Register Staff

Large-scale relief programs implemented by the federal government to deal with the economic fallout from COVID-19 have saved staff at the Archdiocese of Toronto offices and parishes from layoffs.

‘New normal’ means new tasks to tackle

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CALGARY -- A few weeks ago, Jamie Hunka sat at a desk in one of The Mustard Seed’s support centres helping job seekers write resumes and master interviewing skills.

On the virus frontlines: ‘Everyone is stressed’

By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

In hospital hallways, where the virus wages psychological warfare on doctors, nurses, cleaners and orderlies, hospital chaplain John Zamiska fears evil.

Pastor stands ready as COVID-19 hits Bobcaygeon hard

By Mickey Conlon, The Catholic Register

Fr. Luis Lapinid can’t help but feel a little helpless in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Australian High Court to announce decision on Cardinal Pell's appeal

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VALLA BEACH, Australia -- Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric convicted of child sexual abuse charges, will learn the fate of his final appeal to the country's High Court April 7.

Cardinal says Communist Party to blame for covering up COVID-19

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YANGON, Myanmar -- Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, president of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, called the Chinese Communist Party "morally culpable" for initially covering up the full dangers of the COVID-19 virus, which originated in Wuhan, China.