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Entering their 170th year of caring for the people of Toronto, the Sisters of St. Joseph want to celebrate their history, of course. But celebrating that ministry has to be about much more than history, said the Sisters of St. Joseph communications director Lisa Tabachnick.

Help for homeless youth suffers with COVID-19

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When COVID-19 forced frontline workers to shift their support for homeless youth online, the result was more loneliness, more depression, more drug use, more overdoses and more thoughts of suicide, according to new research from Covenant House, Canada’s largest shelter serving young people.

Taking aim at cyberbullying

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Kaleed Rasheed has been a champion for cyberbullying awareness and the reason hits close to home for the father of four.

The feather and the crucifix

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Rosella Kinoshameg’s Catholic faith and her Indigenous traditions go hand-in-hand as a spiritual leader to the First Nations communities on Manitoulin Island.

St. Brigid’s ready for vibrant second century

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Fr. Carlos Augusto Sierra Tobon says the 100th anniversary of St. Brigid’s Catholic Church will honour “the past, present and future” of this place of worship nestled in Toronto’s Danforth Village on Wolverleigh Boulevard.

St. André Bessette Parish $2 million shy of goal

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St. André Bessette Parish is about $2 million away from securing the funds needed to build a real church home for its congregation in Vaughan, Ont.

Religion a $67.5-billion boon to economy

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Ottawa - Religious Canadians and religious institutions have a massive impact — upwards of $67 billion — on Canada’s economy, according to a new economic impact study.

Thousands sign appeal channelling ‘Petition of One Million’

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Ottawa - A new petition inspired by a similar effort in 1975 that rallied the support of more than one million Canadians is calling on the federal government to grant full legal protection to unborn children.

At Alberta meat plant, COVID-19 put Catholic social teaching into action

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EDMONTON, Alberta - The largest single outbreak of COVID-19 in North America may be one of the biggest lessons in the Catholic social principles of sacrifice, the value of work, care for the common good, and solidarity.

Canadian weapons fuelling conflict

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It’s nice that Canada is going to look into how Canadian-made targeting systems are being used by the Turkish and Azerbaijani military, both engaged in active wars, before allowing any more sales or exports of the systems. But Ottawa will have to do more if it intends to live up to its signature on the international Arms Trade Treaty and international human rights law in general, according to a researcher at Project Ploughshares.

Sisters’ ministry lives in the present

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Entering their 170th year of caring for the people of Toronto, the Sisters of St. Joseph want to celebrate their history, of course. But celebrating that ministry has to be about much more than history, said the Sisters of St. Joseph communications director Lisa Tabachnick.