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Following the third death in Canada of a migrant farm worker from COVID-19, Fr. Peter Ciallella had the grim task of informing other workers that their friend had died.

Cardinal calls attention to Canada’s ‘tragic’ issue

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Canada’s migrant worker problem matters to Pope Francis and the universal Church because it’s a global problem and a moral problem, said Canadian Cardinal Michael Czerny.

Church reaching out to migrant workers

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After the death of a second migrant worker of COVID-19 and at least 240 positive tests on just five farms, Deacon Tony Hogervorst is praying for thousands of seasonal workers on 176 farms across southwestern Ontario.

Parish built on foundation of healing

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OTTAWA -- Trust and respect. It is easy to say, but hasn’t always been easy to follow during the long history of the Catholic Church and Canada’s Indigenous communities.

Canadian dioceses charting course for ordinations

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The easing of COVID-19 restrictions and gradual re-opening of churches across Canada has allowed bishops to reschedule priest and deacon ordinations that were postponed in May.

Praying for the end of racism

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Audrey Johnson has seen systemic racism. She’s felt it. And every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. sharp she and a small circle of black friends meet at church and kneel down and pray for it to end.

Dioceses expect financial lift as church doors open

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With churches across Ontario getting the go-ahead to open their doors, and most set to resume Sunday Masses June 21, it should alleviate some of the financial burden for dioceses still awaiting government relief through the Canada Wage Subsidy program.

Indigenous feel racism’s sting in Canada

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Deacon Michael James Robinson has a lifetime of experience that tells him systemic racism is real and it’s embedded in Canadian history and culture.

Cardinal welcomes back parishioners to Mass at St. Michael’s Cathedral

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“So good to see you.”

And with those words, Cardinal Thomas Collins launched into the first Mass at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica June 17 where he had a live congregation since the COVID-19 pandemic closed churches in the Toronto archdiocese and nationwide in mid-March.

Court deals blow to Delta hospice

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VANCOUVER -- The Delta Hospice Society is considering appealing a B.C. Supreme Court decision blocking its members from voting to change its constitution in an effort to keep assisted suicide out of the facility.

Face to face ... finally

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It won’t be a normal Sunday by any stretch of the imagination, but for priests across Ontario over the weekend of June 20-21 there will be a beautiful sight in front of them: a live congregation.