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The second wave of COVID-19 has hit many Canadian Catholics where it hurts most — the shutting down of public Masses. Churches from coast to coast are feeling the impact, with the suspension of public Masses in and around Canada’s most populous city, Toronto, as well as those in Halifax, N.S., and the provinces of British Columbia and Manitoba.

Ontarians deserve fully-funded palliative care: Cardinal Collins

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A bill that would define how palliative care should be delivered in Ontario is a great first step, but Cardinal Thomas Collins and a parade of palliative care experts who came to testify on the Compassionate Care Act, Bill 3, were insistent they want more.

Jesuits take stand for imprisoned Indian priest

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Canada’s Jesuit provincial superior Fr. Erik Oland has asked the Canadian government to intervene in the case of Fr. Stan Swamy, an 83-year-old Jesuit priest with Parkinson’s imprisoned in an Indian prison where he faces bizarre and vague charges under a new national security law.

The politics of communion

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For Development and Peace and the entire global Caritas network, it’s time to get political, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle told a Zoom meeting of dozens of Caritas officials around the world Nov. 12.

Public Masses cancelled in Toronto, Peel Region as of Nov. 23

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The Archdiocese of Toronto has temporarily cancelled public Masses in Toronto and Peel Region in the wake of new restrictions announced Nov. 20 by the Ontario government to combat the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in those areas.

Webinar looks to spur Catholic involvement

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The Catholic civic engagement organization Catholic Conscience is hosting a Nov. 25 webinar to encourage people to volunteer to serve on non-profit and charity boards.

Re-purposed computers open web to those in need

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Computers have become an essential tool in this year where everything from medical visits to high school classes has moved online.

U.S. priest to become rector of Canada's largest Catholic shrine

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MONTREAL -- U.S. Holy Cross Father Michael DeLaney will become rector of Montreal's St. Joseph's Oratory, Canada's biggest Catholic shrine, Nov. 22.

COLF to be replaced by new life and family office

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OTTAWA -- The Catholic Office for Life and Family will wind down operations by year’s end.

Fossil-free investment fund set to launch

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Getting your money out of oil, gas and coal is getting easier, not just for institutional investors but for individuals.

Red Wednesday highlights persecution of Christians

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The persecution of Christians around the world won’t stop for the pandemic, Aid To The Church In Need Canada said as cathedrals were bathed in red light in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal for Red Wednesday.