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The Jobin family, parents Marc and Carole and their nine children, have many dreams, but the greatest right now is to unite the entire family under one roof.

Evading Church role harms reconciliation

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Repeated comments from bishops, priests and highly placed Catholics minimizing damage caused by the residential school system risk torpedoing efforts at reconciliation, warns a high-profile Indigenous scholar and former judge.

Rise in digital donations a pandemic ‘blessing’

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The pandemic has brought unprecedented reliance on the digital world to the forefront, and the Catholic Church has not been exempt.

Outdoor Mass circumvents Quebec church restrictions

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In the weeks since Quebec’s indoor Mass ban took effect, some Catholics are making do by embracing the outdoor religious celebrations available to them.

Catholic health feeling pandemic pain

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Omicron has spiralled into a crisis for health-care workers — a crisis of physical, mental and spiritual exhaustion.

‘Bubble-zone’ law comes into effect

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Pro-lifers are sounding the alarm about the new “bubble-zone” laws that become active Jan. 16, 30 days since Bill C-3 attained royal assent. 

Architect seeks church partners to shelter homeless in tiny homes

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Toronto architect and planner John van Nostrand has over his 40-year career built tiny home communities around the world and is hoping something similar can be brought to Toronto to house the city’s homeless.

Toronto archdiocese updates COVID protocols

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The Archdiocese of Toronto, recognizing the contagiousness of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, has issued new guidelines to parishes to help stem its spread.

An ‘unwavering voice of Christian conviction’

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Ted Byfield was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Edmonton Dec. 31, the Alberta flag draping the casket symbolizing his decades-long devotion to the province and role in its history.

Making Communion hosts stays true to sisters’ adoration of Eucharist

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Producing communion bread has been an integral part of the ministry of the Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood in Canada for over 100 years, but just how the hosts are made remains a mystery to many.

Grant will help prepare new pastoral leaders

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Edmonton’s Newman Theological College (NTC) heads into the new year armed with a nearly $1 million grant it hopes to use to reverse the decline in young people seeking pastoral leadership positions.