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The Archdiocese of Vancouver is teaming up with the Dioceses of Victoria and Saskatoon to unveil the Working Towards Freedom study guide, a resource designed for clergy, parish groups and individual congregants to learn more about human trafficking.

Opportunity, frustration for COP27 delegate

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For 21-year-old Development and Peace activist Yusra Shafi, being at the COP27 meetings in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, is “an incredible opportunity,” but sometimes an incredible opportunity to be frustrated.

Catholic roots run deep on Canadian squad

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Watching Canada clash against the greatest soccer stars from around the world in the FIFA World Cup will be particularly exciting for St. Edmund Campion Secondary School in Brampton, Ont. 

Rock solid faith holds despite abuse scandals

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John Swales, survivor of years of horrific sexual abuse at the hands of London, Ont., priest Barry Glendenning, doesn’t want Catholics to walk away from their Church over another round of abuse revelations emanating now from France. He wants the Church to change.

Portugal trip hypes World Youth Day 2023

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With preparations ramping up for the upcoming World Youth Day (WYD) in Lisbon, Portugal, next summer, participants can expect an interreligious and ecumenical focus, said the Canadian coordinator for the event.

Red Wednesday unveils horrors faced by persecuted Christians

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Forced conversions, lost childhoods, years of hiding, living in limbo — the persecution Christians face around the world was given specific, concrete shape by the testimony of survivors at the annual Red Wednesday vespers in Toronto’s St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica.

Where has the $6 billion gone?

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Ottawa has spent $3 billion out of its $6 billion, 10-year plan to bolster home and community care, including palliative care, across Canada. But the federal government can’t quite say what exactly the money was spent on.

CUPE to walk out Monday if deal not reached, schools to close

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With the union representing school support staff threatening to go on strike again beginning Monday, Catholic school boards in the Toronto area are preparing to close their doors for in-person learning.

Coming home to ‘Renew’

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After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the annual Renew conference hosted by the Archdiocese of Toronto and the Office of Catholic Youth got back into the in-person groove on Nov. 5. 

Study the Faith in prayer, live life in loving service: an antidote to secularism

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The full text of the address delivered by Cardinal Collins' at the 43rd annual Cardinal's Dinner on November 15, 2022.

New hotline established to help with access to palliative care

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Getting the best care, the right care, for friends, family or self isn’t always easy. But the Archdiocese of Toronto is trying to make it easier with the new HopeLine for palliative care support.