News/Canada

COVID has been hard on families, but just how hard is only now coming to light, as society gradually opens up to a post-pandemic reality.

New leaders commit to reconciliation

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OTTAWA -- Reconciliation between Canadian society as a whole and Indigenous communities is possible two new Indigenous leaders say.

Project offers long-distance helping hand

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It began with Sr. Fay Trombley of Catholic Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception.

Ottawa resident works to build better lives in his birthplace of Kamengo, Uganda

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Grief has been all too commonplace these days for Ottawa humanitarian Jimmy Sebulime.

For much of world, vaccines still scarce

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As of July 26 the City of Toronto has jabbed its citizens in the arm 4.3 million times. Provincially, 89.5 per cent of the eligible population of Ontario has been at least partially vaccinated. Globally, 3.5 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed.

Questions over Church’s ‘in-kind’ services

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As Catholics across Canada scramble to make up for the failed “best efforts” fundraising campaign of 2007 to 2013, they’re now answering questions about their “in-kind” contributions to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement — a stream of compensation that Catholic residential school operators over-fulfilled by at least $5 million.

Fundraising plans gaining momentum

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Even as ordinary Canadian Catholics and dioceses roll out plans to raise money and recommit to reconciliation, Indigenous Catholic Deacon Michael Robinson continues to feel the community anger over residential schools.

Vancouver police set sights on church vandals

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VANCOUVER -- As Vancouver Police investigate a “dramatic” increase in mischief and vandalism at churches and church properties, they’re concerned an escalation in violence could lead to more serious damage or injury.

Archdiocese of Toronto building plan to aid residential school survivors

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The Archdiocese of Toronto has announced a three-pronged plan aimed at supporting its efforts to aid residential school survivors and Indigenous communities, including a fundraising campaign.

Details surface about assumed school grave sites in Kamloops

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VANCOUVER — The ground-penetrating radar specialist who studied the area near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia has released more details about her findings.

Mission pilgrimage cancelled again as grotto damaged

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VANCOUVER — The largest annual event in the Archdiocese of Vancouver, which draws thousands of Catholics to a historic site in Mission, has been cancelled for the second year in a row.