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Matt Hoven’s book, On the Eighth Day: A Catholic Theology of Sport, was co-written with two PhD colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet foundational elements of this literary work were unofficially laid during the academic’s childhood. 

St. Mary’s in Calgary joins Universities Canada

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Universities Canada, self-branded as “the voice of Canada’s universities at home and abroad,” welcomed Calgary-based St. Mary’s University as the 97th member to its ranks Oct. 25. 

MAiD gone wrong: lack of access to supports cited in deaths

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The Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet’s “MAiD Despite Questionable Eligibility” database does not yet include Sathya Dhara Kovac, a 44-year-old Winnipeg woman who revealed in her self-penned obituary that she used the MAiD system to end her life — not to hasten an imminent death or avoid intolerable suffering, but because she couldn’t get enough home care.

Archdiocese of Toronto anti-MAiD campaign aims to foster culture of life

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The Archdiocese of Toronto is throwing its support behind a new campaign that is encouraging all levels of government to provide better access to quality care and resources for people to steer them away from an expanded medical assistance in dying (MAiD) regime.

Student trustees need not be Catholic, judge rules

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The York Catholic District School Board has decided against appealing a court decision that it must let a non-Catholic run as a student trustee. But it is warning parents the case reflects anti-Catholicism in society, and urges them to pressure Queen’s Park to change the law that sparked the ruling.

'Bubble zone' law constitutionally challenged

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Lawyers for Fr. Tony Van Hee say they’ll press forward with a constitutional challenge to Ontario’s abortion clinic “bubble zone” law despite charges being dropped against the 87-year-old Jesuit priest.

CNEWA director plunged into geopolitical mess

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Scholar, professor of theology, promoter of ecumenism, Dr. Adriana Bara has worn many hats. But as the newly appointed National Director of CNEWA (Catholic Near East Welfare Association), she is convinced she has taken one more step on the path that she has always wanted to follow — to work for the Kingdom of God and to put the Gospel message of compassionate love into action.

Vancouver rethinking homeless solutions

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The oft-told story of the child who throws starfish back into the ocean because “it matters to that one” is the kind of organic growth that Bob Buckham hopes to see when ministering to the homeless in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Toronto Eritreans pray for jailed bishop

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Mothers led the prayers for imprisoned Bishop Fikremariam Haghos Tsalim as 300 faithful of the Eritrean Catholic Community gathered in St. Nicholas of Bari Catholic Church after Mass Oct. 23.

CCIS settlement approach yields high demand

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In his early days with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS), CEO Fariborz Birjandian said very few immigrants arriving in Canada “had any clue where Calgary was, or Edmonton and Saskatchewan.” Toronto was the desired destination. 

Matching donor steps up for ShareLife

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ShareLife has secured a matching donor to help spur contributions in the last two months of the campaign that supports over 40 Catholic social service agencies.